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Join Nuun at Outessa Waterville Valley!

Ladies, not ready for summer to be over yet? Still looking for that epic outdoor experience? You should look at REI Outessa in Waterville Valley, NH next month and here is why!

Playing outdoors can be expensive if you don’t have the gear, intimidating if you don’t have the skill and exhausting if you have to plan it all yourself. REI has all this covered at Outessa plus more. Over the course of a long weekend, you can learn to rock climb, SUP, mountain bike, trail run, hike, take amazing photos, car camp, cook in the woods, build a fire, hula dance (yes, you read that correctly), build life goals, set intentions and so much more. The group of partners that have come together to teach these classes with an all-female staff of REI guides and instructors is amazing, fun and inspiring all wrapped together.

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​Top 5 Tips for Running with Your Dog

One of the greatest pleasures of being a runner is being able to share your workout with your best 4-legged friend! Whether you’re running by trail, mountain, or road…running with your dog can help the miles fly by, or keep them dragging. Here are our top 5 helpful tips to make sure you and your pup are in it for the long-haul!

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​Rise above the temperature: How to train WITH the heat, not against it

Hello again sunshine! Long days! Early mornings! And...heat stroke?

It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of summer training without taking some time to consider the adjustment period your body needs to the heat. The hot days can sneak up on us, and the truth is…running/cycling in the heat takes acclimating.

Have you ever been out for a HOT run at the beginning of the summer and not felt your “regular self” in terms of energy supplies? Welcome to the club! Thankfully, there’s a simple breakdown for that: When the sun heats up, our skin heats up with it. When our outer body is hot, our core temperature also rises, and that’s when (if not properly training and acclimated), we can run into trouble.

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​Taking the Leap to Trail Running

​Taking the leap over to trail running: tips from a trialed trail runner!

As a lifelong road-runner, the transition to the trail running seemed relatively straightforward. Less traffic. more vertical. Good to go! Fast forward 3 weeks into my debut to the trails, and a severely sprained ankle proved me otherwise. Biggest lesson learned: the sport of trail running is drastically different from hitting the pavement.

So, what did I do? I recovered from my humbling injury and got trail smart. With a few easy adjustments, I made a much smoother transition to #traillife and enjoyed the very best of what trail running has to offer!

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​Miles with you

Miles With You
an ode to the hydration pack

My old faithful,
My voyager of the unexplored,
My pioneer of endurance.

I carry your weight,
You bring the refreshment.
A match made in trail heaven...

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Take Comfort in the Discomfort

Take a minute and think back to the last time you tried something for the FIRST time. For many of us, it’s been a while! Do you remember the feelings of being unfamiliar with your environment? Your peers? Your gear? Over time, the gained comfort in our respective sports can lead to blinders of these uncomfortable feelings that we have since overcome.

During the month of January, the Nuun crew embarked upon a fitness challenge that put each of us back in equal court: ​The Nuubie Challenge. We challenged each other to return to this place of discomfort and try something completely new. Some have discovered a new-found passion for new sport, and others discovered places that they would never return! All of these experiences were equally valuable and a reminder that we all start somewhere. The challenge was equal parts physical and mental and throughout the month, there were many lessons learned about how to find comfort in the discomfort.

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Nuun Elites at the Winter Games

We don’t know about you, but we’ve got our eyes on PyeongChang this February! With thousands of incredible athletes gathering from across the globe, performing at their peak abilities, we can hardly wait for February 9 to get here!

Nuun is stoked that so many of our very own ambassadors will be participating in the games this winter. We’ve been fans of each of these athletes for years. We’ve watched them set their goals, train towards them, and we can’t wait to cheer them on through their respective finish lines next month!

Without further ado, we are pleased to introduce our very own Nuun Ambassador Olympic Athletes!

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Nuun Elites Share Their 2018 Goals

We believe in the continuous search for improvement. And when we need a little motivation, we turn to our Nuun Elite athletes! If you're looking for extra inspiration, check out the goals they're chasing in 2018. Some are familiar faces, some are new to the Nuuniverse, but all are sure to inspire!

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​5 Reasons We’re Opting Outside This Black Friday

At Nuun, we believe that moving more + proper hydration are catalysts to help you thrive through life. Although this may sound obvious, our actions in society are counter to these fundamentals and as a result, making us unhealthier.

Think about the headwinds we face everyday when it comes to movement alone. We live in a box (our home). We likely drive in a box (automobile) to work and sit in a box (office), only to stare at a box (computer and cell). Then we repeat the drive home back to our box and sit and stare at a box (TV/computer). Most people live a sedentary lifestyle, indoors, for 20+ hours every single day.

This Black Friday, Nuun is encouraging our team to counter society’s sedentary lifestyle and pause on our shopping indulgence by opting outside. Our friends at REI started this movement a couple of years ago by closing their doors on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The intent was to give up on shopping for the day and just get outside. Think of it as healing for our body and our planet. Let’s be real, we all know that it is pretty difficult to get outside without moving.

Here are 5 reasons to opt outside this Thanksgiving weekend:

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12 Reasons To Try Cross This Winter

Guest Blog by Chris Huller from ​Cycleboredom

Here in the States and northern hemisphere, we're at the halfway point in our cyclocross season. But that doesn't mean you can't jump in and join the fun. There are plenty of races to go throughout the months of November and December. Here are some reasons why you should register for your first cyclocross/cross/cx race right now!

1. It's ridiculously fun, despite what our faces are saying.

I've never had so much fun putting myself through some of the most intense, self-inflicted pain I've experienced. Yes, it's an incredibly strenuous physical activity, but one that's especially rewarding the moment you cross the line.

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