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Everyone knows it can be tough to motivate in the cold months of winter. Waking up early to crawl out of a warm bed when the skies are still dark and the temps are close to freezing can feel pretty impossible...and that makes a lot of sense.

The sunny days of summer bring challenges of their own, but we don't often hear about how people struggle with fitness during this time of year. If you're having trouble staying committed to an exercise routine right now, you are definitely not alone. We thought we'd share a few IG accounts that we find inspiration from year-round. These women are relatable, unstoppable and transparent about all things life. Give them a follow!

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As many of you know, we're major fans of women who chart their own paths by starting businesses and supporting women's specific initiatives. Gina Lucrezi, founder of Trail Sisters, checks off all the boxes when it comes to #unstoppable women entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their respective communities.

Trail Sisters is a women’s trail running community and online journal. The TS mission is to increase women’s participation and opportunity in trail running through inspiration, education and empowerment.

We're excited to introduce Gina as the first woman featured in our 'Women-Led' blog series! (Hopefully, many more amazing women to follow.)

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Hear from 9-time Boston Marathon finisher and Lily Trotters ambassador, Karen Howe, on what it was like to run Boston in 2019. Karen is a busy mom with a demanding career who often wakes up before the sun to get her miles in -- even during the cold winter months in Rochester, NY! A member of the McKirdy trained group of runners, Karen is as dedicated to the sport of running as they come!
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We were thrilled to be at Title Nine's Movers and Makers Pitch Competition (have we mentioned that?), not only because it provided an opportunity for us to share our product with a wider audience, but also because we were able to learn about so many other amazing products being designed by women, for women!  

Two of our fellow Pitchfest finalists are currently making wonders happen through crowdfunding platforms, and we want to show our support by sharing our admiration for their awesome creations. Did you know that Lily Trotters launched via a successful Kickstarter campaign? We've been there and done that and understand the importance of having amazing supporters from the very beginning! (We ❤️ our original sock flock members!)

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There are times in our days and weeks when getting outside isn't an option when it comes to physical fitness. It may also be that you just prefer to exercise indoors. To all the indoor workout haters out there, we say...don't knock it til you try it! There are tons of options to get your sweat on inside that won't make you lose your mind (ahem -- they don't call it a "dreadmill" for nothing!). Read on for fun indoor exercise studios or programs we love.

And remember: sleep well the night before, drink plenty of water and wear compression socks or sleeves to be sure you're operating at your maximum performance level! 

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