Interview with an Elite: Nathan Freeburg of Minneapolis Running

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You may recognize Nathan from his blog, Minneapolis Running. I also featured him in this POST about 5 Minnesota Men Who Blog About Running. In the past, I have interviewed Liz Turner and Jenna Boren on TRF, and though technically Nathan is not an “elite” runner, I think he is an inspiring athlete and I thought it would be fun to interview him here! Enjoy! Basic Running Stats about Continue Reading

Fits on the road: Exploring Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan

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Our second day in Kyoto was quite a gloomy, wet one weather-wise. It was bound to happen; we had plenty of sunshine throughout the trip, so it seems inevitable that there would eventually be a rainy day or two. Fortunately, we had brought umbrellas. You know what I always say, you never regret bringing your umbrella...you only regret not bringing your umbrella. It wasn't so bad wandering in the Continue Reading

Fits on the Road: Exploring Kyoto- Part 1

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I know,  I know, the Right Fits is supposed to be about Fitness and Fashion but I like to use it to share pictures from traveling too! So bear with me for just a few more posts from Japan. After our day in Hiroshima, we took the Shinkansen to Kyoto! Kyoto was probably my FAVORITE city that we visited in Japan. It was so beautiful and charming. It has a very surreal old-school Japanese feel Continue Reading

Fits on the Road: Exploring Hiroshima

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  After exploring Tokyo and a traditional Nabe dinner, Dustin and I caught the 6 am Shinkansen train to Hiroshima. The Shinkansen is an incredibly fast (200 miles per hour) train in Japan. Each time we took this train, we decided to go with the Green cars, which are a bit nicer and allow you to reserve your spot. I preferred riding the Shinkansen to flying! It was so easy and relaxing. Continue Reading

Fits on the Road in Tokyo: Shibuya and a Nabe Dinner

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I left off on my Tokyo travel posts after our visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market and sushi lunch. Right after the sushi, we explored Ginza, which is an upscale part of Tokyo with lots of gorgeous department stores, boutiques, and restaurants. It's often touted as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world! We weren't really look to buy any upscale merchandise, but it was still fun to Continue Reading

Fits on the Road in Tokyo: The Tsukiji Fish Market

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The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. It is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, quite close to the Ginza shopping district. While the inner wholesale market has restricted access to visitors, the outer retail market and restaurants remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and Continue Reading