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Dare Running Capri from MPG Sport

Dare Running Capri from MPG SportWhether you like it or not fall running is just around the corner.  I have to admit, I am actually looking forward to putting away the super lightweight shorts and gaining from not running on the super hot days.  Just don't let winter arrive too soon.The Dare Running Capri from MPG [...]

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Product Review: Bike Love Cycling Jersey by Dude Girl

Love Your Bike? How much do you love biking? If it's as much as us, then you'll love the Poppy Sports review of Dude Girl's Bike Love cycling jersey for women. So sweet we just want to scream 'I want to ride my bicycle!' Bike Love Women's Cycling Jersey Cool White, Cool Design The interlinking bike chain on the back [...]

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Product Review: Roga Running Shorts by Oiselle

Oiselle Roga Shorts - A slice of heaven for hot summer runs The next product review up on Poppy Sports TV is founder Melanie talking about one of our preferred lightweight running shorts for hot summer training; the Roga Shorts from Oiselle Running. The roga shorts are super lightweight, super stretchy and never cling.  They come in vibrant orange [...]

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5 Things I've Learned From Half Ironman Training

It All Started with A PlanIt seems I blinked and the sixteen weeks of half Ironman training was gone. Race day passed by and it was all over.I have to admit it didn't seem to be going that fast at week #3 when my body was just waking up thinking, 'woah, you're not kidding, this [...]

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FREE Printable: Daily Checklist for Monthly Success

Seize the Day, Rock the MonthThis month's FREE printable is all about helping you to turn a small effort into a habit.   Use this printable to see how a methodical approach to the day can help you to feel more motivated.  How a few minutes of enforced break from the day can hep you to refocus [...]

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Review: Carina Ruched Running Tank from Alii Sport

Carina Ruched Running Tank Watch founder Melanie talk about one of our favorite summer running tanks for 2015.  The Carina Ruched tank comes in lime yellow and sea blue and is super light weight for summer training. The ruching allows the athlete to adjust the length to her preference and accentuates curves beautifully.  Hey, who says you can't [...]

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Race Report: Boulder 70.3 Half Ironman

Boulder 70.3 Half Ironman - June 2015Place: Boulder, Colorado. Ironman 70.3. Altitude: 5280 give or take a few feet.  Let's just say, really high up Field: full of pro level athletes. Why? Why not!Coaching  Poppy Sports Half Ironman Training ProgramFebruary ChillsGiven the cold, wet spring in Colorado, an early 70.3 race in June meant starting [...]

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Seven Tips for Balancing Half Ironman Training with Life

Reaching the finish line in a half Ironman, or any endurance event, sometimes appears the easiest part of the journey when you compare it to the task of balancing the training with real life!Life is full of compromise and priorities and I've learned the hard way with my roles as entrepreneur, mother, homework tutor, Sherpa [...]

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March Check in Goals

March is ending and it's time to recap the last month!  Did I reach the goals I set?March Goals:  Pass or Fail?Get more sleep - SORT OF PASSGosh this is harder than it looks.  I love sleeping. I love my bed, but as a working mother of two this is a hard one. Usually I've [...]

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February Check in Goals

Goal SettingAs I mentioned a couple of blog posts ago, every month I am going to check in with you to share whether I reached my goals for that month or not.I'm laying it out there (well, maybe not all of it, but a good proportion) for all to see and comment on.  I'd love [...]

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