Athleta Brings Me One Step Closer to Model Status

Does the guidebook to a perfect life exist? Some days, holding my catalogue, I think: “Wouldn’t life be perfect if I could just be an Athleta model?” These amazing women surf, swim, run, ride bikes, play volleyball, kayak, rock climb, practice yoga, and then, casually flinging on a cover-up, go straight to date night or… Continue reading Athleta Brings Me One Step Closer to Model Status

Decluttering Dilemma: What to Do with Those Darn Race Shirts

Every New Year, I’m infected with decluttering fever. Nothing is safe. Sooner or later, I get around to my closet. Not that it’s particularly problematic. I’ve long had rules to limit accumulation of stuff. For example, when a new pair of shoes comes in, an old pair goes out. I denote which items are worn… Continue reading Decluttering Dilemma: What to Do with Those Darn Race Shirts

Working Out with BlueAvocado’s Re(Zip) Storage Bags

Confession: I am something of a neat freak (which, by the way, is completely different from a clean freak. While I like to put stuff away, my oven doesn’t sparkle and the bathroom grout could use a good once-over with a toothbrush). Everything should have its place, and my heart sings when it encounters an… Continue reading Working Out with BlueAvocado’s Re(Zip) Storage Bags

Making a Change to Zero-Drop Shoes

The other day, I wrote about my gear shopping procrastination and the havoc it wrecked with planning in “Every Runner’s Shoe Rant.” See, I’m just days out from my big trek across the Grand Canyon, and the last thing I wanted was to make changes. Sadly, the shoes I’ve been running in for the last long… Continue reading Making a Change to Zero-Drop Shoes

Every Runner’s Shoe Rant

After Born to Run hit stands in 2009 and barefoot running swept the world, I gradually began to hang onto my running shoes. The standard guideline to “replace running shoes after 300–500 miles” got tossed aside like yesterday’s stinky inserts. It seemed to make sense; if running barefoot is good for the body and sole, then how can shoes… Continue reading Every Runner’s Shoe Rant

What Trail Runners Should Know About Trekking Poles

As preparation for my upcoming Grand Canyon trip, I recently purchased something I never thought I’d own — trekking poles. Trail vs. Road Running For years now, I’ve been running on trails. My goal is always to move swiftly through the woods, running whatever the trail allows (meaning, sometimes I go fast and other times, I… Continue reading What Trail Runners Should Know About Trekking Poles

Did Jog Bras Get Bigger? (or Are Stores Just Happy to See Me?)

Evidently, a lot of technology is involved in the restraint of my bosom as I exercise.  A lot of expensive technology. And quite a bit of construction. I had no idea that so much was required to lift, separate, support, and harness my girls on those runs. Frankly, it’s a little intimidating. Buying a First Sports… Continue reading Did Jog Bras Get Bigger? (or Are Stores Just Happy to See Me?)