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Insights and wisdom from lifelong runners with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it.

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Do you want to race?

Whether you’re a newcomer to racing or a seasoned runner, late winter/early spring is an ideal time to kickstart or refresh your training regimen toward a race goal. Planning to…

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The Little Runner That Could

When my son was born, we signed up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that mails one free book per month to children from birth to five years old….

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Tips for Getting Out and Getting Going During these Colder, Darker Months

Here are some of our favorite Go-To Tips and Tricks starting with our resident cold weather expert, staffer Kaleb, who grew up in Galena, a small village in the heart…

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Indoor Winter Workout Ideas

We’re all for year-round outdoor activity, but we also know that, on occasion, you just might not feel like heading out the door if it’s too wet or windy, icy…

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Quick Tips for Fueling Your Morning Workout

Eating and hydrating pre and post morning workout can be super helpful, if not critical, to performing and recovering well. Here are some staff suggestions that are easy to incorporate…

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Nine Nearby Leaf Crunching Run/ Hike Favorites

Here are some of our nearby favorites that will be ablaze in fall colors soon! Excelsior Pass A few years ago I hiked Excelsior Pass with a friend on a…

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Five Fun Cross Country Inspired Workouts

Want to put some pep in your step or zip in your zapatos? Do you have fond memories of your days running cross country or maybe you feel like your…

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12,000 Calories, 15 Hours of Moving and $65,000+ Raised for the Bellingham Food Bank! Yay Ethan!

On July 8th, Ethan Hunger burned 12,191 calories to raise awareness for food insecurity in Whatcom County. His day looked like this:  2:30 am – 114 mile road bike ride…

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An Amazing Cheese Chasing Champ with Local Ties!

I love when people have a big, outrageous idea of something they want to someday do and then somehow make it happen! There has been a lot of buzz about…

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A Tale of Two Experiences at the Sun Mountain 50K

This past weekend, Kaleb, Josh & Steve ran the Sun Mountain 50K under bluebird blue skies and amidst fields of sunflowers & lupines. It was blazing hot, reaching 90 degrees…

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Sierra’s Fun Run Pregnancy Journey

I made a fitness resolution during my pregnancy to run one fun run each month until the birth of my son. I have a friend from college who ran 100…

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What It Takes to Make It Happen – An interview with Ski to Sea Race Director Anna Rankin

We are wowed and incredibly appreciative of race directors! Behind the scenes, planning, preparing for and executing a race event is much more involved than one might assume. That said,…

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5 Reasons to Love Running Alone (And Tips to Do It Safely)

Editor’s note: Below is one of our favorite columns, written a couple years ago by Sierra. Some circumstances have changed for her. For instance, her referred to fiancé, Dillon, is…

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