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Featured Fitterati: Running Blog Black Girls Run

Toni and Ashley hope to create a community for runners online and off.

Each Tuesday, we’re highlighting one category of winners from our Fitterati Blogger Awards! This week the spotlight is on the Best Running Blogs! First up, the pair behind Black Girls Run.

Toni Carey 28, Norfolk, Virginia

Ashley Hicks 28, New York City

Toni and Ashley want to start a running revolution. While they hope to inspire all women to get active, join running groups and find fun, nearby races, they are especially passionate about getting women of color in the game. As they note on their blog Black Girls Run, 80 percent of African-American women are overweight, and as a result, are at higher risk for chronic diseases. All they need is a little sweat-spiration.

Post-run eats “A veggie burger is really filling but doesn’t feel like I’ve ‘undone’ my workout.” — Ashley

Tech tips “I don’t think I could make it through my workouts without my Nike+ and Pandora apps to keep me motivated and energized. Music is what gets me through long runs." — Toni

Medal-winning running gear “CW-X compression tights are amazing and I love to run in Mizuno sneakers for their great fit. The Wave Creations are my current favorite." — Ashley

Locker room treats “Deodorant is key. You have to be fresh!” — Toni “I always stock Yes to Carrots cleansing wipes and body butter to freshen up a bit and keep my skin moisturized." — Ashley