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A new way to downward dog: goat yoga at Dream Big Ranch

Shortly after Saturday’s yoga session began at Sanger’s Dream Big Ranch, a rooster found its way into the practice. Instructor Amber Herzog Lyman remained unfazed as she led the class in a series of gentle yoga poses. But then, wandering roosters are par for the course in a yoga class that includes baby goats. Goat yoga, in case you haven’t …

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Race preview: SAR Wild Run

Looking for an August race that’ll get you out of Fresno’s heat? There’s still time to sign up for Shaver Lake’s SAR Wild Run, scheduled for August 13. The event — a fundraiser for Fresno County’s Search and Rescue team — offers something for every type of athlete: a 2-mile family hike along the lake’s shore; the 5K Wild Run, …

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What runners eat: lentil tacos

If you follow my food posts, you may have noticed I usually post recipes on Friday so you can go into the weekend with a new recipe to try out after your weekend long run. But I’m posting the lentil tacos recipe today. Because Taco Tuesday. How do I know runners eat lentil tacos? Because once upon a time, in …

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Race preview: Miguel Reyes Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Saturday’s Miguel Reyes Memorial 5K is more than another race in the park; it’s an opportunity for runners to honor the memory of Miguel Reyes, a beloved member of the Fresno running community who was involved in a fatal car accident two years ago. Race director Jesus Campos, Reyes’ friend and training partner, organized the first Miguel Reyes Memorial 5K …

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What runners eat: açaí smoothie bowl

Last week my son asked me to take him to the juice bar near our house. Despite having opened more than a year ago and featuring very trendy smoothie bowls on its menu, we still hadn’t ventured inside. Two smoothie bowls and $18 later, I discovered why the juice bar is an occasional treat and not a replacement for my …

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Run California: The California Half and Full Marathon Series

You may have noticed, in recent years, that some California marathons and half marathons are designated as being part of the California Half and Full Marathon Series. I first became aware of the series several years ago, when I was still living in the Bay Area, but I had taken a break from running long distances and quickly forgot about …

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Day Tripper: Yosemite National Park

Sometimes, a change of pace is just what I need. After a long six months of training for two marathons a month apart, I’ve spent the summer rediscovering my love of cross-training and have been running only occasionally. Mostly this has consisted of indoor cycling, barre classes, and yoga, but earlier this week a running buddy and I decided to …

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goodr sunglasses giveaway: the winner is …

Thank you for entering our goodr giveaway! The winner of one pair of “Whiskey Shots With Satan” is Cristina! Congratulations, Cristina! We’ll be in touch via email to let you know how to claim your prize. If you didn’t win and still want a pair of goodr running sunglasses, there are a couple of ways to get them! If you’re …

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What runners eat: chia nectarine pudding

What do runners eat? Some of us might be tempted to look at the mileage we’re putting in and reply, “Whatever we want.” And it’s true, a lot of runners know how to balance mostly-healthy choices with the occasional indulgence. Others, for health or personal reasons, take this a step further and stick to paleo, gluten free, or vegan diets. …

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Giveaway: goodr running sunglasses

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED. Did you read last week’s review of goodr running sunglasses and think to yourself, “I need a pair of these sunglasses to win style points, because I’m certainly not setting PRs when it’s 110 degrees outside”? (Maybe you are setting PRs, in which case, you’re doing better than me.) Well, we’re about to help …