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My New Starting Line: TransRockies Run

Last year I went through one of the most emotionally disruptive events of my life – divorce after 18 years of marriage. At my lowest point I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t walk through the grocery store without bursting into tears. And the glass of wine I looked forward to each evening began to push me […]

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138 – Kara Goucher’s New Frontier

Kara Goucher is pretty much famous. And more than the “famous in our own circles” kind of famous. She’s running royalty; she’s been in the spotlight of a large and passion-driven sport for over a decade. But what happens when you are no longer running for first place? When your body tells you it’s time […]

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134 – Dimity McDowell is the Original Mother Runner

Dimity McDowell has been a friend of mine for over a decade. The first time I remember interacting with her was when she was writing for Runner’s World. She was prepping for a women’s marathon, and she let her readership choose her outfit. Our 2007 Marathon Dress was in the running and  won! So Dimity […]

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132 – Lisa Hallett Runs to Remember

Lisa Hallett is a purveyor of love, light and energy. She’s the co-founder of Wear Blue: Run to Remember a national nonprofit running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. I believe that the most powerful movements are started organically by someone or a group of people who are in need […]

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Stories from the Back of the Pack – DFL ❤️

Q: “What if everyone passes me and I end up last?” – Commonly asked question among beginner runners… A: We asked our community to share their thoughts of what it means to be DFL (Dead Freaking Last) to them. Andrea S: Two quick ones (as someone who came in close to last in her first triathlon […]

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What Gear You Really Need to Start Running

“What do I really need to do this? Do I have to have a fancy watch? Special socks? Special clothes? Sounds expensive.” – Christa G.B. Advice from Coach Tracy Thelen: Yay! You signed up for your first race. Or you are looking to jump up in distance for a new challenge. Now comes the hard […]

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116 – Sally Bergesen “Birds of a Feather…”

Today’s guest is someone that might surprise you. Ten years ago it would have surprised me that I reached out to her. Her name is Sally Bergesen and she’s the founder of women’s athletic wear brand Oiselle. Turns out she is a naming expert and the more a name stands out the more people will […]