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Saturday Shop:
Frank + Oak SC Activewear

I’m sitting in a small cafe in the OTR neighborhood of Cincinnati writing this, and the smell of chocolate chip scones baking in the oven is wafting up my way. The irony is almost palpable.  Admiring the Frank and Oak SC activewear line while doing my best to not give into my sweet tooth. The irony is almost palpable, but today, I’m feeling strong. Strong enough to avoid the siren call of those chocolate morsels. But not strong enough to keep my card in my wallet.  As I gear up to start training for a late spring marathon it’s time to up the ante. Time to make an investment. Don’t know about the rest of you, but for me new running clothes always gets me out the door. I’m always itching to break in my new shoes, see how the gear I chose fits, and psych myself up to run faster than before.  With drirelease®, a high performance, microfibre fabric that wicks away sweat, the new Frank and Oak SC activewear line is sure to be a hit with avid runners and hobbyists alike. It’s moisture wicking build helps to regulate skin temperatures. It also equals fast drying, up to 4x faster to…

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Tuesday Tip:
#TryDry

It looks like Spring is officially here to stay in the Bluegrass, which means several things, but for me personally it means time to start hitting the pavement again. Love running, really do, but when it’s cold out – I just can’t get my butt out the door to run. With warmer, longer days here to stay I’m hoping that’s an issue of the past though. 

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How To Run In Hot Weather

Now that my first marathon is in the books, it’s time to start training for my next one. Truth be told running the 26.2 miles wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be, and now my goal is to beat my PR, which thanks to the rain + shoes that were too small should be a piece of cake. Only downside is that this means I’m going to be training during the hottest time of the year and running a Fall marathon. To help me get through this training I’ve teamed up with Fleet Feet Louisville, and today we’re sharing some tips on how to run in hot weather.  Hydration plan Make sure you are staying hydrated before/during/after runs. Keep a water bottle with you during the day. Hydration is a leading component in performance and running injury free. It is also a good idea to have some type of electrolyte replacement for the more intense workouts. The hotter it is the harder our bodies work to regulate temperatures, meaning we are sweating more!  Sunscreen As the weather warms up and we are exposed to more and more sunlight, it is important that we protect our skin. There…

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Nike Running Gear in The Kentucky Gent's Saturday Shop

Saturday Shop: Running Gear

[show_ms_widget id=”19462905″ image_id=”20544340″ width=”800″ height=”700″] Today’s the big day. While I’m not 100% ready to run 26.2 miles (thanks Mother Nature for all the rain) I know that once I make it to the course I’ll have it in the bag. If you feel like tracking my journey, head on over here to sign up for text alerts as I progress. In honor of the marathon today’s Saturday Shop is featuring some of my favorite running gear from Nike. Having the right gear to run 26.2, or any distance in general is seriously just as important as getting your training runs in. The right running gear can help keep your cool, dry, and chafe free (trust me, that’s a seriously important factor to consider). If you’ve never bought serious running gear before I’d recommend heading into a store to try some things on before you start purchasing. Sizing can be a doozy, and length is ALWAYS an issue for me (6’4″ probs). If you already know your sizes though – get to shopping with some of my favorite running gear from Nike. Shop The Gear [show_shopthepost_widget id=”690320″]

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Real Champions Sponsored Fitness Post via Mode Media

Real Champions

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Champion via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Champion. Believe it or not – I’ve been running for close to 10 years now, but never once ran competitively in high school, much to the chagrin of my uncle (who happened to be my PE teacher). My first go at running competitively was during the Papa John 10 Miler here in Louisville. I had a friend (Kathleen) that was running the Triple Crown, and I thought it sounded like a challenge – so I agreed to run the last leg of the event with her, the 10 miler. Without my friend I don’t think I would have ever ventured out my door that day to compete in my first competitive race, which means I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to y’all about fitness. She’s married now with a gorgeous little baby and some beyond adorable fur children, but she’ll always be one of my real champions for getting me started on a life long journey of pushing myself to be the best possible version of myself. In my head 10 miles…

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