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Girls on the Run Style

Alright, let’s face it. There are as many variations in style, intention and motivation as there are people who do it.  And yes… I’ll admit my motivation for running has changed over the years. Some years I ran to maintain my health. Other years…

March 7, 2012
Niche Sports - by Rachel Toor
Run Snow Sports

Horses and Dogs and Sports, Oh My!

When you participate in a niche sport, you can expect to unearth a small cadre of hardcore participants. Because more is sometimes better, especially when it comes to competition, and because enthusiasm likes to spread, people involved in fringier endeavors tend to proselytize, to…

February 22, 2012
The Road - by Jennifer Turner

The Road

I am so thrilled to be an Athleta Sponsored Athlete this year! My delight at receiving this improbable honor and being included among such amazing women is only surpassed by my excitement for training women from my Upper East Side New York store to…

February 15, 2012
Molly Barker - Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run Run

Early Morning Runs

I am SO a morning person. One day last week, while driving my children to a doctor’s appointment I had conveniently (for me anyway) scheduled at 7:45 a.m., my son commented out of the blue, half-dozing, half awake. “I just don’t know why you…

February 4, 2012
The Ultimate Gut Check - by Jennifer Pattee

The Ultimate Gut Check

I wonder how many race decision are made under the influence of alcohol. I was already three kir royals deep, celebrating Devon’s epic finish at the Olympic Trials in Houston, when conversation turned my direction. “So are you doing San Diego?” I am sitting with Devon…

January 25, 2012
Imposter Syndrome by Rachel Toor

Imposter Syndrome

I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t suffer from some form or degree of imposter syndrome. For me, it started with an acceptance to a university my guidance counselor said I had zero chance of getting into. I spent four years there thinking that…

January 19, 2012

My Favorite Run Areas

When I am training for a triathlon, I need to find areas to run at different distances. I am very fortunate to have numerous different run areas close to my home. For track sessions I can go two blocks to the track at Carlmont…

October 18, 2011
How to be Mentally Strong by Beth Risdon

How to Be Mentally Strong

I hit my first mental funk at about mile nine of the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011. At this point in the game, I could hardly pump my fist and yell, “Go self! Only fifteen miles left!” Fifteen miles is still just too…

May 23, 2011

An Athleta Tradition: “The Relay”

The inside of the current Athleta summer catalog reads, “Together, we can do amazing things.” I can’t think of a more fitting way to describe this past weekend... more »

May 9, 2011
More-Fitness Women's Half Marathon

Race Recap: More/Fitness Half Marthon

Running. For some of us it is our joy. For others, the idea of running one mile, let alone 13.1 miles, conjures up a dread akin to having to appear in traffic court (as I did this morning!). I fall somewhere in the middle…

April 19, 2011