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Nice Kicks Takes A “Sneak Peek” Inside Allyson Felix’s Sneaker Collection
by A Glam Slam
posted April 10, 2014 at 10:00pm

Allyson Felix is the first female to be featured in the Nice Kick’s “Sneak Peek” series. The Olympic gold medalist offers sneaker aficionados and fans a glimpse inside her kicks collection and carefully coordinated sneaker set-...more

Review: A Proper Pillow
by Pretty Tough
posted January 5, 2014 at 10:33am

  Do you get enough sleep? According to the American Psychological Association, at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more. The...more

10 Gifts Any Sporty Girl Will Love
by Sports Girls Play
posted December 13, 2013 at 9:34am

This post contains affiliate links. Looking for last minute gift ideas for the sporty girl on your list? We have found 10 guaranteed to be a hit gifts that you should be able to find any time of the year. The list was curated by my 15 year old daughter w...more

Sammy's, swimsuits, and...sweaters...?
by GAzevedo
posted October 20, 2013 at 5:47pm

Moving from a closet full of swimsuits to a closet full of sweaters...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Minion’s first uniform and other stuff via @Le_diable
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted April 5, 2013 at 8:31pm

Back in January my amazingly paternal baby daddy came up with a great suggestion that we turn all of our old race shirts into onsies. This seemed brilliant, except that I didn’t have a sewing machine, nor have I sewn anything for the last ~20 years....more

Bring on the Compression 110%: “Squeeze Me, Freeze Me” (via @LaurenFleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted March 12, 2013 at 7:26pm

Every once in a while, someone comes up with an idea that makes you go Duh! Why didn’t I think of this? How has this not been invented before? These guys made me say "Duh" big time. That happened to me last December when I was in Austin for &...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Rajsich Inducted in the Serbian-American Museum
by HeraeaMarketing
posted January 14, 2013 at 6:14pm

Rhonda Rajsich has been playing racquetball since she was two years old.  She turned pro over a decade ago and has been the top ranking American female athlete of all time in the sport.  She is a (record) 4-time US Open Champion; 2-time World Ch...more

Horseback Riding Attire for New Equestrians
by Pretty Tough
posted November 28, 2012 at 7:32am

A new horseback rider has a lot to think about when it comes to purchasing gear – especially if they also have their first horse when beginning the process. With regards to attire, there are some things you just can’t do without when you start...more

Wiggle Cycle Store: Men and Sluts Only!
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 29, 2012 at 8:48pm

  No copyright infringement intended in the use of this photograph. This picture is the month of April from a calendar sold online by bicycle and bicycle accessories website, Wiggle. My first reaction to products like this is to shake my head ...more

The Business of Track & Field Contracts
by amyYB
posted October 8, 2012 at 11:08am

The Business of Track & Field Contracts I have started this journal entry a dozen times with the themes of Doors Open and Close, The Roads Are Open, A Different Path and A New Journey. Not one of those themes seemed to convey the thoughts and feelin...more

Training Groups For Distance Runners
by amyYB
posted October 6, 2012 at 12:53pm

What options are available for athletes to continue training?...more

Choosing Headgear for Boxing
by The Glowing Edge
posted October 4, 2012 at 7:28pm

If you are ready to make the leap from learning to box to actually sparring in the boxing ring, one of your first major decisions will have to do with finding the right headgear. It can be daunting to figure out what, specifically, you need, especially...more

Great Find – Exxo Arm Sleeves for Youth Sports
by Sports Girls Play
posted October 3, 2012 at 8:52am

This time of year playing an outdoor sport (softball, football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse or cross country) means you need to be prepared for every kind of weather! You might start the first half of the soccer game in the nice warm sun but as so...more

Degree(r) First Team Tryout Giveaway
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 14, 2012 at 10:01am

School is back in session and that means fall sports are in full swing.  Did your child try out for any sports at school this year? My daughter did. She tried out for the high school cheer squad after making the decision to retire from competitive g...more

Save Money – Make Your Own Flexible Ice Packs
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 11, 2012 at 10:06pm

With three athletes in the house, it seems like one of them is always looking for an ice bag to help with an ache or pain. I have long used a bag of frozen vegetables as ice bags because the flexible ice packs you buy at the store can run between $8-12 de...more

KiraGrace – The Ultimate Warrior Goddess
by Pretty Tough
posted September 5, 2012 at 8:43am

KiraGrace is pretty awesome. The company’s semi-new warrior yoga collection celebrates what it means to be Pretty Tough. KiraGrace explains, “The warrior woman is confident, fierce, strong and wise. She is a leader, and she inspires through he...more

Let There Be Light: The Soccket Ball
by The Rabbit Hole
posted September 4, 2012 at 11:01pm

Soccket Ball. Photo from Grand Challenge Stories. We know all too well how groups like Right to Play use soccer in low-income nations to facilitate peace and "development"; but, have you heard of soccer providing electricity?  The Soccket ball was d...more

More Muscle Milk!
by Pretty Tough
posted July 25, 2012 at 12:07pm

This week I participated in an intensive workout by fitness and health expert Jennifer Cohen. After each workout  I drank a Muscle Milk Protein Nutrition Shake to help refuel my body. My workout consisted of seven 60-second exercises, one 30-second ...more

My favorite things all wrapped up in #myNIKEiDs
by therunningeconomist
posted July 24, 2012 at 9:06am

I am a simple gal living in Fincastle, VA (try finding that on a map!) with a few favorite things…  Briny sea breezes and blue water that pleases   Silver haired poodles and purring in oodles    Charging up mounta...more

My Very Own Pumped Up Kicks
by Pretty Tough
posted July 24, 2012 at 7:52am

Nikes are my go-to running shoe, so I couldn’t have been more psyched to create my very own custom pair.  I customized the Nike Lunarglide + iD which comes with (drum roll please): a lightweight responsive cushioning and a flywire lacing syste...more

Proper Attire for Playing Lacrosse
by Pretty Tough
posted June 1, 2012 at 1:10am

Lacrosse is an aggressive sport filled with a lot of energy. If you’ve thought about playing the sport, you’ve probably quickly realized how much equipment you’ll need to get started. Unlike other sports such as baseball and basketball t...more

Product Review: UR Sportswear
by carabyrd
posted May 31, 2012 at 11:17am

 Like many female runners that transitioned from high school to college running when I did, I was absolutely baffled by the first pair of spandex I was ever told to wear. They were a tiny pair of bun huggers in navy blue with a small eagle head on th...more

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