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my first half marathon

Growing up, I was someone who hated running. I would run to stay in shape for soccer, but I didn't enjoy a single minute of it. If I wasn't chasing a ball, what was the point? That's probably why just last winter, you could hear me saying I'd never run a half. But somewhere along the way, in between following all your adventures on instagram and my best friend swearing it'd be fun, I decided I'd sign up for a half marathon. I figured if I'm actually going to do this, I might as well pick a fun course. So this past Sunday, I ran my first ever half as part of RunDisney's Rebel Challenge. It took literal blood, sweat, and tears, but I crossed that finish line prouder than I've ever been. Added bonus: I learned a lot along the way.

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challenge: move 17 minutes!

2017 is going to be the year we break up with our snooze button! no more saying "just five more minutes," and no more rushing to fit in some miles because we slept in. it takes practice to become a habit, so as added motivation this week, we're going to move at least 17 minutes every morning. why'd we pick an odd number like 17? because it's 2017. (and we may have already eaten 17 tabs this year. leg cramps are no joke!)

and we're challenging you to do it with us!

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ambassador applications are open!

​This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! Applications for our 2017 ambassador program are officially open!

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Maor’s Post-Olympic Comedown

It is still pretty surreal for me to think that I was actually there; that I got to race in the Olympic Games and represent my country; that I had my biggest dream come true…Being part of the Israeli Olympic team to Rio was an experience of a life time.

After taking a much needed break from it all; spending time with my family and my friends back in Israel, not thinking about goals, miles, times or how many hours of sleep I got, I have decided it is time to get back to my routine and return back to Boulder.

Little did I know, that getting back to training would be very difficult; mentally, physically and emotionally.

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7 tips for winter running

winter may not officially start until december 21st, but with sub-freezing temperatures hitting across the country, it's basically already here. for some of us, that means it's time to take our training indoors. for the rest of us that prefer the cold to the treadmill, here are a few tips to help you get through winter training injury-free.

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our 2016 holiday gift guide

If you're like us, the quickest way to make your face light up is opening new gear. whether you're shopping for cycling fanatic friends or looking to treat yourself, here's what we were loving this holiday season!

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we choose to opt outside

we believe in pounding the pavement, in living life behind our handlebars, and in pushing our limits. ​we've never enjoyed standing in a queue. if it's not for a start line, what's the point?

that's why this friday, we're closing our office, skipping the lines, and headed outside.

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competing clean at all levels

Last week, we announced our partnership with the Clean Sport Collective. In addition to working to improve access to blood testing for more races, CSC is encouraging athletes of all skill levels to take the clean sport pledge. (If you haven't yet, we think you should!)

We can all agree that professional athletes should compete clean, and the age groupers too. But what about the rest of us? If there's no prize on the line, does it even matter?

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Training Through Pregnancy

By Sara Colangelo

Rejoice athletic moms-to-be! The American medical community is finally behind prenatal exercise for the majority of pregnancies. Exercising while pregnant is known to: improve or maintain cardiovascular fitness; lift your mood; ward off gestational diabetes and hypertension; fight fatigue; decrease body discomfort and excess weight gain as pregnancy progresses; and prepare your body for an easier labor. Yes, please!

Pregnancy is not the time to take up new activities (except maybe prenatal yoga – I’m now a convert!) but with certain adjustments, many training routines can be continued while cooking your little bun in the oven. Below are some common activities and modifications that I’ve discussed with my doctor and tried myself!

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Don’t sell yourself short

Don’t sell yourself short, compete clean!

Last month, I spent an inspiring few days up in the mountains of Whistler at a retreat led by the soulful athletes at Lululemon. The challenge at this retreat was less about the 12-mile mountain trail runs and more about self reflection and personal purpose. The challenge was clear: ‘we are going to have some big talk conversations versus the safe and boring small talk’.

Coming out of this retreat, I realized that we must start having the ‘big talk’ around competing clean in sport. We hold up a few doping (cheating) scapegoats that have been caught to demonstrate that we believe it is unacceptable. But have we really stepped back to think about why doping is bad? And why competing clean is the correct choice for our competition, for ourselves, and for the true spirit of sport? Just as important, what actions are we taking to create positive change? Clean sport an important initiative, both for me personally and for the industry at large. Here’s why.

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