"I workout because I love how strong it makes me feel." This is what Jessica wrote when asked what motivates her to exercise. Jessica is one of our spring 2014 "real life" models. The funny thing is that she was not intended to be a model. We actually hired her to be our stylist for a day, to make sure the humidity didn't poof our hair out of control in Savannah!
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February 27, 2014 · By Nicole DeBoom · 11 Comments
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February 20, 2014 · By Kathrine Switzer · 1 Comment
A 261 Woman is a woman who gets it. She's a woman who knows that what we do is more than about running and fitness; it's about changing women's lives-- our own, and others'. A 261 woman does not sit on her hands when there is a need, an opportunity to help or a challenge; she takes action.
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February 17, 2014 · By Nicole DeBoom · 4 Comments
I just returned from Savannah where we did a photo shoot to showcase our amazing new spring styles, colors and prints. We chose Savannah because a) my parents live there and we were assured a nice, welcoming place to stay complete with mom's homemade granola and dad's chauffeuring skills, and b) because it's one of the few places in the country that is virtually guaranteed to have no snow while the rest of the country is white and freezing.
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January 30, 2014 · By Nicole DeBoom · 18 Comments
I had a baby two years ago. Before that, I was a professional triathlete. I trained 20-30 hours a week. I was strong and lean. I weighed 135-140 pounds. I wore a size small and all my clothes fit me perfectly. Now, I'm a more-than-full-time career woman, chasing a 2-year-old, and trying to fit 5-8 hours of exercise into an overflowing week. I am strong and healthy. I weigh 135-140 pounds... And none of my clothes fit me anymore! What the hell?!
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January 26, 2014 · By Nicole DeBoom · No Comments
I booked my flights and I'm getting my running shoes and favorite skirt ready for the greatest running party of the year - Skirt Chaser 5k Tempe! I can't believe it's been 7 years! It's a perfect time to stroll down Skirt Chaser memory lane.
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January 13, 2014 · By Nicole DeBoom · 7 Comments
We wouldn't be running marathons today if it weren't for Kathrine Switzer. What she did changed the world of running forever. You need to know her story.
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December 28, 2013 · By Nicole DeBoom · 6 Comments
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around." I watched the movie Vanilla Sky many years ago, and this quote has always stuck with me. The point is that we often feel stuck in our busy lives. But the reality is that we CAN create change in our lives. It's not always easy, but it is both possible and empowering.
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December 19, 2013 · By Nicole DeBoom · No Comments
Jenny Hadfield is cool. She is a runner. She's also a successful coach and entrepreneur. She's written very popular books about running. She has a regular column in Women's Running Magazine and runnersworld.com. She's practical. She's funny. She's fast but not so fast that you can't relate to her. She used to be chubby and out of shape (as she described herself). Now she's really fit but she's not psycho about her fitness. She believes that fun is one of the core principles for success with running. She's married to one of the legends of the running world (who happens to believe that running slowly is the key to a happy life). She has an infectious way of describing why running is the greatest activity ever and how anyone can make it happen, even if they never thought they could be a runner.
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December 16, 2013 · By Nicole DeBoom · 1 Comment
I anticipate the holidays with a mix of emotions. I get excited for the actual holiday festivities while I simultaneously dread the disappointment I'm bound to experience. You know what I'm talking about. I dread the fact that my self-discipline will fail, again and again, during what I call "The Eating Season."
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December 12, 2013 · By Nicole DeBoom · 111 Comments
I'm Injured Because...
- I'm old.
- My body isn't perfect.
- I need to work on my form.
- I don't have time to work on my injury (or could it be that I don't prioritize working on my injury?).
- All of the above (and maybe more).
Most chronic injuries are not the result of one thing. They take time to rear their ugly heads and they take even longer to solve. In my case, all of the above apply.
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