Gear Review: Koss FitSeries FitClips and FitBuds Earphones

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Koss.

Music is one of the reasons why I love running so much. In fact, it’s what got me through those first few really rough months when I was first starting out. That time when almost every workout was a struggle and I had shin splints so painful I thought they’d never go away. Through all of that, looking forward to rocking out to my favorite songs while I ran was what kept me motivated to keep running.

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How to Dress for Winter Running

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[image via React Mobile]

Here’s a question I’ve been asked quite a few times over the last few weeks: “What do you wear when you run in the winter?” Since I’m fortunate enough to test out all of the best running gear on a regular basis, it’s definitely about time I answered this question in more detail here.

I stumbled across the above graphic while I was working on a few posts for The Active Times’ Tumblr page this week. I just had to share it because not only is it super cute, but it’s also accurate. These are all of the pieces every runner needs to gear up for a cold-weather run. For each piece in the graphic, I’ll tell you what my favorite brands are below!

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Easy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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I only say this like everyday, but I love easy recipes. The kind that involve only a handful of ingredients and take 30 minutes or less from start to finish. Unless it’s for a special occasion, I normally don’t have the patience (or the cooking expertise) to spend like nine hours in the kitchen whipping up some kind of gourmet concoction.

Now, there are all different types of easy recipes, but my favorite kinds are dessert recipes. Because let’s be honest, if there’s no dessert after dinner (or at any time of the day, actually), well that’s a major problem as far as I’m concerned. So since these cookies are both those things, obviously I had to share the recipe.

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The Holidays Are Not About Avoiding Weight Gain

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Things the holiday season is about:
-Giving thanks
-Generosity
-Humanity
-Kindness
-Sending time with loved ones
-Pretty decorations
-Snow (If you’re lucky!)
-Cookies (and all the best baked goods)
-Sharing
-Caring
-Awesome movies (A Christmas Story, Elf, Harry Potter, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
-Fun times with friends and family
-Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn muffins, and all your favorite foods (anything that floats your boat!)

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Turkey, Stuffing, & Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwich

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This post is sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation.

Most people think the day after Thanksgiving is all about shopping and scoring the best deals. But here’s a little secret for you, most people are wrong. What it’s really about is eating more food. Particularly, leftovers.

Honestly, what could be better than enjoying all of the swoon-worthy dishes from the day before a second time? Certainly not battling mobs of Black Friday shoppers at the mall, I know that much is true. Personally, I’d rather be at home with my family watching bad TV and raiding the fridge for food from yesterday.

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Running Roundup: The Best Gifts for Runners and Top Wintertime Running Tips

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Well, in case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here! In addition to lots of  chilly-weather, wintertime running and enjoying tons of drool-worthy holiday dishes (like stuffing and apple pie) with friends and family, I’ve also been spending a lot of time writing; not just here on Hungry Runner, but also over on The Active Times, too. Which totally makes sense since, you know, that is my job and everything.

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about wintertime running like, how to stay motivated, what to wear, and of course during this time of the year, the best gifts for runners. Since I’ve been writing and publishing a lot of articles covering these topics, I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick link roundup here. The links below include lots and lots of great running and fitness advice. Plus, we just published our complete 2013 Holiday Gift guide with ideas for every type of fitness freak out there. Check it out below!

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