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    Fitness Instructors: Up Your Game

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Fitness instructors, the time has come for you to get it together. Gone are the days when this was a nice little side earner for you. So too, are they times you thought this was an easy qualification to get in lieu of ‘getting a proper job’. See, the fitness landscape has changed and I […]

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Mar
26

Women, Fitness & The Myth

I wrote this post on my other blog Bangs and a Bun back in November and essentially, this is where the idea for Spikes and Heels was born, so I thought I’d repost it here so you all can get a deeper understanding of what I’m trying to do with this site. Enjoy and please […]

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Mar
26

Race Report: LA Marathon

  by Jen Reyes Tibangin Last Sunday, I hit the Los Angeles Marathon for the second time.  Last year, it was an opportunity to chase down a Personal Best. This year, it was one of many awesome things to do while visiting family in SoCal.  This relaxed approach really let me appreciate the awesomeness of […]

Mar
23

Inspiration

In 1972, 16 year old Debbie Heald ran in her first international competition. In this race, she was up against Doris Brown, 29, the US champion and five-time world cross country champion, Tamara Pangelova, 28, who had set the world record in the indoor 1500 meters in the European Championship the previous week and Lyudmila […]

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Mar
22

Team GB 2012 Kit Unveiled

Well, it’s finally here. Stella McCartney designed the kit for the Team GB athletes at this year’s highly anticipated Olympics and this morning, that kit was unveiled. Playing strongly with the red, white and blue, though interestingly steering somewhat clear of the traditional Union Jack, Team GB will be strutting their stuff in this kit […]

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Mar
22

50 Miles & Running

Ever wondered what it feels like to run 50 miles? We thought as much. So, we got one of our supremely badass homies over in NY to tell us about her recent experience doing the JFK 50 miler in Boonsboro, Maryland. by Jen Reyes Tibangin As a runner, I am fueled mostly by two things: […]

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Mar
21

Heels of the Day

Good Lord *drools* Has there ever been a better way to combine your love of sneakers and heels? We just came across these today and they are already sitting firmly atop our summer wish list. Check out Be&D for more info.

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Mar
21

Street Athletes: Joasia Zakrzewski

Joasia Zakrzewski is a friend of a friend of ours. We’ve heard tales of how this doctor is casually going round the world competing in ultra marathons and KICKING EVERYONE’S ASS, and found it hard to believe she’s not getting more attention. She ran the Bath Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago and came […]

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Mar
20

Returning From Injury

By Daniela Marchesi Last year was a very challenging one; one evening last July I was run over in a hit and run not far from my home. My body slammed on to the car bonnet and after the driver kindly drove off, I was left with a broken foot (three fractured metatarsals), a cracked […]

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Mar
20

Heels of the Day

Snakeskin in a platform shouldn’t work, yet somehow it does. And that particular shade of fuchsia is just heavenly. Rest day swag to the max. By Dune.

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Mar
20

Street Athletes: Jessie Zapo

We first met Jessie Zapo this time last year when we were out in New York and did an epic run with the Bridgerunners. She was the calm, kinda quiet girl with the Zen yogi master vibe, but when we hit the streets, she would make us eat her dust. When it comes to fitness, […]