It was a hard year but offered valuable lessons and opportunities for growth.
2019 was a big year for making machines that make music.
Shopping for people who love to sweat can be challenging. These suggestions can make it easier.
Ringing in 2020 with Italy’s answer to Champagne will give your New Year’s Eve celebration a crisp and delicious twist.
These simple poses and exercises can keep your bucket from tipping over.
Gil talks about how his passion project, drawing portraits for people in the park, has allowed him to meet and connect with people from all over the world.
Walmart apologized for their bizarre holiday sweater. But they shouldn’t have.
Lujayn shares the varying degrees of Islamophobia she has dealt with before and after removing her hijab, and the ways she has responded to people in those situations.
Real life worries can be as exhausting as the toughest workouts. With awareness and flexibility, they won’t ruin your hard work.
Matt Ruby talks with Arielle the Herbalist. Also, we review new movie, ‘Knives Out.’ Plus a preview of Arthur Moon’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Princess shares an experience when she doubted herself and how she got over those feelings.
When life comes at you fast, it’s natural if you find your physical resilience slowing down.
Justice shares how he was able to embrace his identity and not change to meet any expectations when he moved to New York City from a small town. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Solo jaunts into the wild can be daunting. But with proper planning and the right attitude, they offer rich rewards.
Letha talks about how she became a flight attendant and what personality traits she possesses that made her successful in that role. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Knowing what’s pouring from your pores can elevate your fitness.
The cam site Stripchat has partnered with a porn-addiction skeptic to combat anti-masturbation month.
Kevin talks about aging and how his perspective on life has changed over time.
The old 10 percent rule may be overcautious but too much, too soon still risks injury.
Kate recounts a time where she confronted a stranger as well how the aftermath of that event has affected her willingness to intervene again.
Simple training exercises can stave off injury and keep you moving in the face of fatigue.
Doug talks about losing his home in Hurricane Sandy and what it was like to live in the NYC shelter system before getting back on his feet.
Achieving a new personal best marathon time takes focus and work.
Matt recounts the story of how he got Ariana Grande to follow him on Twitter, twice. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “A List Of The Virtues” by…
Your lungs won’t freeze but you need to take precautions during winter runs nonetheless. 
Harmony describes feelings of nostalgia from childhood and reminisces about a favorite toy store that is no longer open.
BTRtoday visited the 2019 New York Comic Con at the Javits Center
The unpredictable terrain of trail running makes descents challenging. Here’s how to handle them.
Vincent describes what it was like to break up with the person he thought was “the one,” and how he has been rebuilding his life since being on his own.
High elevation paths offer opportunities for adventure but need to be treated with respect.
Nifemi shares her thoughts on how an active childhood shaped her experience and the difference she notices in the way children are being brought up today. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
There’s no tried and true way to learn to determination in the face of adversity but these tricks and tips can help.
Pat reminisces about what it was like to be involved with boxing as a young man, and how things have transformed over the years. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “A Day In The Park” by Those Pretty Wrongs
That long-standing advice about keeping the treadmill incline at 1%?
Reflecting on raising her son, Edie shares what she believes were poor choices in parenting. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “After You” by Joyero
After resisting Pilates for years, I’ve embraced it and my running’s never been better.
American men have been pulling out twice as much during sex with women since 2002, according to new data from the CDC.
Marsha reminisces about her time living in Afghanistan more than four decades ago and shares what memories stand out most.
Branching out into other sports in the off season offers many benefits to athletes, including fun.
Melissa talks about how she became a hairdresser before sharing some of the highs and lows she’s experienced throughout her career. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
The home of The University of Iowa’s famed Writer’s Workshop is a must-see for word-loving travelers.
After a long time away from ultra-running, 100 miles hurts bad. But giving up on yourself hurts even worse.
Samantha describes how she feels after finding out that one of her professors is part of an alt-right group on her campus. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the…
Whole foods can provide the replenishing minerals athletes need to stay at peak performance.
Myths, misconceptions and neglect can make for big mistakes about eating before a competition.
Second XI on BTRtoday wraps up today with the latest women’s soccer news, and reflections on  2019.
Gil describes how a close friend betrayed him and why he was able to forgive that betrayal.
New research on caffeine busts some long-standing myths about how it affects performance.
The drum machine that changed the world gets its due.
On this second to last episode of Second XI, Krystine and Maia discuss some breaking  news, and review the first game of the USWNT victory tour!  
Kristen describes a recent situation in her workplace where she was wrongfully accused of behavior that she did not commit. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Why I Say No” by Jay Som
The bacteria in your digestive tract may be the key to warding off illness and tummy troubles during training—and in everyday life.
On today’s episode, Krystine and Maia discuss the latest WoSo news, including US Soccer’s open letter in response to calls for equal pay.   Media Recommendation: …
Races can be important parts of training for bigger goals but you need to approach them wisely.
Matt Ruby and Joe Zimmerman on relationship attachment styles. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home + MCU Phase 4. Plus a preview ofAnnie Tivel’s upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions.
On this week’s episode, Krystine and Maia discuss the latest woso news, reflect on their World Cup experience, and hand out awards. Media Recommendation …
John shares his thoughts on movies and TV and how they have influenced his outlook on life. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Levitator” by Deep State
Running on mountains is a pleasure of the season but you need to prepare for its risks.
Join Maia & Krystine as they attend the FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Lyon, France.
Grace discusses how hear fear of noodles came about and how it has impacted her over the years. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Waiting For The…
The Williamsburg Giglio Lift took place this weekend.
Athletes need rest for recovery and performance but many find it hard to make the time for it.
This week, travel with Maia and Krystine through Lyon, France for the Women’s World Cup Semi-finals! Media Recommendations & Resources: …
Justin talks about how he got involved with performing magic and how it allowed him to connect with others while also shaping how he perceives each moment. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
The nutritional practice could help endurance use fuel more efficiently but prolonged use could impair performance.
On today’s episode, travel with Krystine and Maia through Amsterdam, Netherlands as they experience the Women’s World Cup!
Kim talks about her educational journey and how it has taught her the way that work is valued in academia.
Jim Walmsley and Jared Hazen both finished under the 2018 record time.
The NYC Pride Parade took over the streets of NYC this weekend.
A one-stop guide to approaching eating as an elite athlete.
Travel with Maia and Krystine through Barcelona, Spain, as they cover the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Sam recalls the worst teacher she encountered while in school a particular moment that has stuck with her many years later.
Training in high elevation has serious benefits for athletes but if you’re not careful, those benefits could disappear into the thin air.
On today’s episode, Krystine and Maia experience the Women’s World Cup while traveling through Berlin, Germany, then return to Paris to catch the USA vs CHI, live from Parc de Princes.  
Mareda recalls how having her mother as the director of her pre-school gave her a sense of authority and what she would tell her younger self today. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
On today’s show, Krystine and Maia report on the first few days of the FIFA Women’s World Cup from Paris and Berlin! First game of World Cup at Point Ephemere, Paris (June 7, 2019) Point…
Anastasia recalls an incident where she could have intervened to help someone in need but did not, and what means to be a bystander today.
Today in required reading, I mull over an editorial bashing the diet and fitness industrial machine.
Your favorite running shoes are perfect for pavement but can’t handle the wild terrain of trails.
It’s World Cup Eve! In our last episode before the games begin, we discuss recent friendlies & our updated predictions. The second half of today’s show features a discussion with three high school…
Madeline recalls what brought on the most trivial fight she was part of and how it was resolved. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Propagation” by Com Truise
From cups to needles and beyond, these bodywork techniques may be the key to putting pain behind you.
In today’s episode, we wrap up our previews of the FIFA Women’s World Cup group stages, ending with Group D – Scotland, England, Japan, and Argentina.
Jo talks about what it’s been like to live life on the road since retiring and how her travels have given her a new perspective on life.
When you’re caught out in a storm, there are ways to limit your exposure.
On today’s show, Krystine & Maia discuss FIFA Women’s World Cup Group C – Australia, Brazil, Jamaica, and Italy, and chat with Italian sports lawyer Sara Messina. Media Recommendations: …
In this episode, Molly shares her thoughts on the drawbacks of too much screen time.
Almost no one starts out loving running up inclines but the performance benefits are too great to ignore.
Taking your time to exploring Barbados rewards adventurous travelers with a host of hidden treasures.
On today’s show, Krystine and Maia discuss FIFA Women’s World Cup Group A – South Korea, France, and Norway, then go into depth on Nigeria with special guest, journalist Chibuogqu…
Jane talks about how being the oldest sibling taught her to take the lead and delegate when it came to chores and responsibilities among her and her siblings. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Chinatown” by Barrie
The warm weather is a strong temptation to push yourself too hard and get hurt. Here’s how to keep from getting sidelined.
In this week’s episode, Krystine and Maia chat with Barcelona based journalist Bea Redondo, and preview the teams of 2019 Women’s World Cup Group B – Spain, China PR, Germany, and South Africa. Bea…
Daqwan talks about some of the things that have made him lose trust in his brother and where he hopes their relationship will go in the future. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music…
Runners habitually pop ibuprofen and other NSAIDs before races. Research says it might do more harm than good.
This week we’re continuing our World Cup group stage breakdown by previewing Group E. We spoke with Dutch footballer and reporter Emma Coolen about the Orange Lionesses, the impact of Euro 2017, and…
After sharing about some of the places he’s lived, Rafael talks about the places he and his service dog, Maria, plan to travel to. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Your local drive-thru’s dollar menu may soon offer more soy and less bacon. Here’s why.
I was a siesta skeptic until an afternoon snooze helped me survive a punishing gauntlet of runs. But research shows you have to approach naps with caution.
The Phoenix, AZ area is traditionally a place for retirees to wind down, but it can also a destination where travelers can embrace new experiences.
Today’s episode kicks off our group stage episodes! We feature a phone interview with Chilean journalist Javiera Silva, along with previews of the Swedish and Thai teams. We’ll cover the USA on a…
Gloria relives her experience of meeting Michael Bloomberg and how he compared to her expectations.
The throb of a broken rib kept me from pinning on a race number this week. Here’s how to know when your body’s telling you to stay home.
This week, Maia and Krystine discuss soccer news, and share their under 20 and over 34 year old players to watch out for at the 2019 World Cup.
Neelab reflects on what it was like to grow up as the oldest child in her family and how that experience shaped her as a person. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in…
Running with the highest performing athletes reminded me of simple lessons about fueling your body and balancing your life.
On today’s episode, Krystine and Maia discuss the latest news in the world of women’s soccer, and dream up narratives they’d like to see coming out of the 2019 World Cup!   Mentioned in…
Whether you’ve got the horses in the back or not, you can’t escape Lil Nas X’s viral hit.
Alison describes what she feels is different about growing up in the world today as compared to past generations and offers advice to parents. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Low Expectations” by Zoe Boekbinder
Sleep is critical to recovery and performance but hard to make time for when you’re busy. Here’s how to get quality sleep when time’s in short supply.
Tiny organisms found in soil may be the key to binding electronic devices with organic tissue. It’s not surprising to hear that future pacemakers may be wireless. We’re living in an…
In this week’s episode, Maia & Krystine break down their 2019 World Cup roster predictions, revisit 2015, and talk about a whole lot of news. Mentioned In This Episode: US Soccer asks…
Vanessa shares what prompted her move from Denver, Colorado, to New York City and why she regrets not making the move sooner. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Ride Baby Ride” by United Ghosts
Tummy troubles run in my family. Getting tested for Celiac Disease kept me from constant sprints to the bathroom.
This week Maia and Krystine take a deep dive into the current USWNT head coach, Jill Ellis. Listen in as they explore her past, prior roles within US Soccer, and address some of the criticism she has…
On a recent visit to the United States from Germany, Matthias explains how the depiction of America in the media compares to his actual experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Purple Boy” by Delicate Steve
The Taiwania Ultra Trail 100km and 54 km races offered rare access to protected natural beauty.
With proper training, your mind could be your most valuable tool on race day.
Yes, a high-tech toilet seat sounds like a bad joke. But it seriously may save a lot of lives.
Maia and Krystine are joined by Jolie and Alex to discuss the group “Dyke Soccer”, what gets them interested in watching the game, the new World Cup kits, and so much more.
Pieter shares what it has been like to travel around the world without a predetermined path.
Buried under snow and miles from an emergency room, we had to rely on first aid training and household items to treat a surprise injury.
In this week’s episode Maia and Krystine attempt to work out the details and complexities of the recent gender discrimination lawsuit.
While recalling details from her first date, Dalin reflects on what she was like as a teenager and what advice she would give her younger self. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music…
Post-run drinks may make it harder for your body to recover and become stronger.
A She Believes watch party, FIFA 2016, and Audre Lorde scores a golazo!
Alma shares what it was like for her to move to China without friends or family and how she grew from that experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “My Uncle’s Navy” by Neko Case
Covering the third annual Doha Triathlon opened my senses to the beauty of the desert rose that is the small Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar.
Steep inclines can be intimidating and difficult but with the right approach they don’t have to slow you down.
Remember those first times of going down a YouTube black hole? We do.
Maia and Krystine discuss the 1999 World Cup and chat with writer and producer Adele Jackson-Gibson.
Doug shares what prompted him to shift his career later in life and offers advice to others who might wish to do the same thing. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in…
The BTRtoday staff was amazed by the KeyLab but we’re not sure the feeling is mutual.
Samsung provides an innovation no one really needs.
Maia Macdonald and Krystine Summers discuss their women’s soccer fandom and France plans in the lead up to the World Cup this summer
Elijah talks about his relationship with his grandmother and shares the most important lessons he’s learned from her. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the…
A simple stretching routine can stave off injuries and cramps when you’re forced to sit for hours on end.
Longtime BTRtoday host Maia Macdonald is joined by Krystine Summers in this new podcast devoted to women’s soccer. The two co-hosts will be heading to France this summer for the FIFA Women’s World…
Emina describes her first date, which was something of a disaster. She also compares that to the best date she’s ever been on. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Turn Around” by Dungen & Woods
Experienced athletes have an advantage but still need to build slowly and safely while they get back up to speed.
Donald recalls what it was like to live through the AIDS epidemic and how he dealt with losing a loved one to the virus. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Colorful” by Hovvdy
The running world has embraced maximalism with “fat” running shoes. Should you go big?
China shares how she has used social media to seek out new relationships and discover new hobbies. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “They Want More” by Ages and Ages
Winter can mean a lot of pain for runners. Here are simple ways to help you stay on your feet through the season.
Roland has unearthed the oft-clowned on signature electronic instrument of the ‘80s. But this time, it’s no joke.
Vivienne shares how her perspective on taking advice from her parents has changed as she has gotten older. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “The River” by Ladyhawke
Getting punctured by a needle can be scary but, believe me, the relief is real
Are there really any surefire hangover cures?
Lorraine shares how her childhood was affected by illness and how it has impacted her life as an adult. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in this episode: “Be Hurt” by Eels
The hemp-derived compound may ease soreness and relieve pain without the drawbacks of other pain relievers.
OhMiBod’s use of the smartwatch heart monitor is sure to quicken a pace or two.
Nicole reflects on the family dynamics of her family during her childhood and the role of religion in eventually changing that.
Runners can up their game and avoid the impact by skating, cycling and skiing. Until recently, it was generally agreed that the best way to improve running is to just run. But today, more and more…
Mike shares memories of what Miami was like when he was a child in the 1940s as compared to how the city is today. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “I…
We saw a lot in 2018 – here’s a recap of our best photoblogs from the year that was!