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Marathon Mom: My Non-Runner Hubby Wants Me to Cut Down. Help!
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Marathon Mom: My Non-Runner Hubby Wants Me to Cut Down. Help!

Dear Marathon Mom, Running is a big passion of mine, but my husband is not so much a fan. Of course it’s fine that he doesn’t personally want to be a runner, but lately he’s been ragging on me for how much time my running is taking me away from […]

Ask Hope: How can I keep my body “type” from holding me back in the outdoors?
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Ask Hope: How can I keep my body “type” from holding me back in the outdoors?

This is an issue that I struggled with when I first started rock climbing. I saw all of these long, lean, hardbodies and thought “How in the world is a curvy girl like me supposed to get my (ample) ass up that rock?” What I came to discover was that […]

Marathon Mom: Running and Breastfeeding
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Marathon Mom: Running and Breastfeeding

Dear Marathon Mom, I’m 6 months pregnant with my first child and recently had to stop running altogether. I’m ready for this time off to focus on the pregnancy and prepare for motherhood, but I know I’ll be ready and excited to start running again postpartum. However, I also plan […]

Ask Hope: How do I get into skiing and snowboarding?
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Ask Hope: How do I get into skiing and snowboarding?

Getting started in skiing and boarding can be somewhat of a daunting task if you go it alone. It can be ever more daunting if you don’t have the cash-o-la since these outdoor sports are, admittedly, expensive. However, there are a few steps that you can take that will take […]

Marathon Mom: Running Mom of Two
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Marathon Mom: Running Mom of Two

  Dear Marathon Mom, My kids are 5 and 8 years told – not really old enough to join me running, but too old and big to push in a jogging stroller. They do show some interest in my running and occasionally ask questions. I’d like to foster this interest […]

Ask Hope: How to I stay active after a painful breakup?
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Ask Hope: How to I stay active after a painful breakup?

Gals, do I have experience with this one. Simply put: It painful and it’s hard. After a break-up, my typical response involves a tub of ice-cream, Nicolas Sparks movies featuring Ryan Gosling, and an ugly pair of Oh-So-Sexy sweat pants. By all means, give yourself a day, or two, or […]

Marathon Mom: Making Time For Running
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Marathon Mom: Making Time For Running

Dear Marathon Mom, I am a stay-at-home-mom of three kids, all under the age of 5. I love being home with them, but of course it is pretty busy (read: hectic) most days. Before kids, I ran 4-5 times a week and loved it. With each child I had, however, […]

Ask Hope: How Do I Encourage My Boyfriend to Be More Outdoorsy?
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Ask Hope: How Do I Encourage My Boyfriend to Be More Outdoorsy?

This is an issue that both the ladies and the gents struggle with often; perhaps you’ve met someone who is the apple of your eye, cute, funny, and meshes with you perfectly except for the seemingly simple issue of them not being into the outdoors. Now, if you’re like me, […]

Marathon Mom: Benefits of Hiking With Children
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Marathon Mom: Benefits of Hiking With Children

Dear Audra, My husband and I are trying to talk a few of our friends with young toddlers into joining us for some day hikes, but we are meeting a lot of hesitation about how hard it will be with the kids. One couple is insisting their child won’t like […]

Outdoor Activities for Students Who Have No Time and Are On a Budget
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Outdoor Activities for Students Who Have No Time and Are On a Budget

Whether you’re in high school, college, or rounding out your graduate work chances are you’re pressed for time and money. Making a commitment to a team is just not for you and funding for the more expensive outdoor sports like skiing or trad rock-climbing is non-existent. Luckily, we have the […]