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Lightweight jacket perfect for rainy weather

Out on the trails, nothing can turn a fun day into a miserable one faster then getting cold and wet. When unexpected showers come, it's nice to have a lightweight cover that that will keep you comfortable on the move. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket from Outdoor Research is just that, a super lightweight jacket (5.2 ounces) that can easily be stowed away in a backpack - or worn snuggly against your back with its integrated waist belt - until needed.

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A simple plan to strengthen your core

Core strength, though it has been a hot term in the fitness industry for more than a decade, has unfortunately become synonymous with six-pack abs. Those are nice, but the core doesn't stop where your shirt hem ends. In fact, for women, the core pretty much starts there.

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Take that first step to being a runner

You can hardly live in the Dallas area without being at least minimally aware of runners. They're everywhere, and how could they not be? The weather is run-worthy almost every day; trails abound, as do running stores, clubs and organizations. If you are mulling joining the running brigade, you probably have a few questions.

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Motivational mind tricks: How real women get to the gym

Even those athleisure-sporting, tea detox-promoting, smoothie-sipping fitness enthusiasts (you know, the ones who upload sweaty post-SoulCycle pictures on Instagram and tweet about their amazing six-mile morning hikes) sometimes feel like skipping the gym. No one can be 100 percent motivated all the time. Which is why celebs pay big bucks to make the gym and its highly motivating instructors come to them. Real people, however, have to rely on good, old-fashioned mind tricks when the motivation is waning. So we searched high and low for the best techniques real women have to offer - and by "real women," we mean fitness instructors, health bloggers, and exercise specialists (aka women who know their way around a gym).

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Fishing: Roger’s Remarks for May 24

This is a special outdoors story from when I was about 10. I’ve never told anyone before, but I’m sharing it now because I believe I had the kind of magical experience that we as parents would like our children to have in the outdoors – one that gives them a vision of how simple, special and beautiful life can be.

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How Ironman champion Chris Montross stays in shape for triathlons

Triathlete Chris Montross, 55, of Fresno County, describes his nutrition plan and demonstrates his workout regimen on video. Montross won his age division (55-59) at the Ironman triathlon Oct. 8 in Hawaii.
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How Ironman champion Chris Montross stays in shape for triathlons

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Two Cities Marathon runs through Fresno and Clovis

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Donald Trump in Fresno on building a wall along Mexico border