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    Marathon Training Food: How to Fuel Up for a Big Race

    Marathon Training Food: How to Fuel Up for a Big Race - Sockwell
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    No single nutrition plan works for all athletes, so the best thing you can do is test out healthy foods, gels, chews, sports drinks, and homemade snacks to determine what helps you perform your best, so you’re set up for success on race day. Here’s a look at how I eat when training for a marathon: pre-run, mid-run, and post-run.

    The Ultimate Guide to Buying Ethical & Eco Friendly Socks

    The Ultimate Guide to Buying Ethical & Eco Friendly Socks - Sockwell
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    Have you ever stopped and thought about your socks—we mean, really think about them? There’s a good chance you haven’t considered much more than their size or color, but these small pieces of our daily wardrobe can have a big impact.

    3 Ways to Enhance Your Favorite Fitness Activities This Fall

    3 Ways to Enhance Your Favorite Fitness Activities This Fall - Sockwell
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    Discover our top three ideas for reinvigorating your workouts this season. Spoiler: None of them involve pumpkin spice.

    The Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running by a Fellow Beginner

    The Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running by a Fellow Beginner - Sockwell
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    Christopher has tried to be "a runner" multiple times in his life. Just never long enough to consider himself more than a beginner. But he's learned a few things every time he laced up his shoes and wanted to share with other beginners.

    Trail Running with Carmen Cheadle

    Trail Running with Carmen Cheadle - Sockwell
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    We talk with avid trail runner and ultra marathoner Carmen Cheadle about trail running tips and the best socks for running and recovery.

    Wool You Be My Valentine Gift Guide

    Wool You Be My Valentine Gift Guide - Sockwell
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    Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you're anything like me, you've turned to Google to help you find a special gift for your special someone. I've compiled a few great Valentine's gift ideas for nurses, nature lovers, fitness flames, and a date-night-in.

    Camping for Beginners: How to Pack and Plan Like an Expert

    Camping for Beginners: How to Pack and Plan Like an Expert - Sockwell
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    Camping sounds like a rather minimalistic vacation to plan—no hotel bookings required, just a tent paired with a campfire. But as you get deeper into the logistics, camping may not seem as “minimal” as you think. Factor in the packing restrictions and menu planning, and you’ve got some strategic planning to conquer before your big trip. Luckily, I’ve accrued some helpful tips throughout my own expeditions that could help out my fellow outdoor travelers.

    Top 5 Things to Do in Chattanooga This Summer

    Top 5 Things to Do in Chattanooga This Summer - Sockwell
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    This Southeastern Tennessee gem of a city has welcomed travelers of all ages to come indulge on the scenic wonders brought to you by hiking trails, waterfalls and mountaintop views. While it’s best known for some of its bigger attractions, I’m here to give you my personal guide through a road less traveled for a more localized, outdoor experience of Chattanooga, the city I’m grateful to call home.

    My Quest to Happiness After Enduring a Spinal Cord Injury

    My Quest to Happiness After Enduring a Spinal Cord Injury - Sockwell
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    With the help of therapy sessions, assisting products and a bit of patience, I’ve overcome a challenging, yet rewarding, recovery from my spinal cord injury.

    Exploring Corsica’s Wild Side: Long Distance Hiking

    Exploring Corsica’s Wild Side: Long Distance Hiking - Sockwell
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    After hiking for sixteen days, covering 110 miles, summiting six peaks along the way, crossing wind swept ridges and experiencing breathtaking views, “Je l’ai fait!” I did it! Written by Barbara Schwarz, 55, life-long adventurer and world traveler

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