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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

It goes without saying that this year has been unlike any other in recent memory, and the holidays will not be immune. So, this season, more than any other, it is important for everyone to use this time to support and celebrate your local community including your local, independent stores, health care workers, first responders; your “pod” who walked this journey with you; and yourself for all you’ve overcome this year.

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OS1st community donates to California Fire Foundation in response to 2020 wildfire season

OS1st community donates to California Fire Foundation in response to 2020 wildfire season

From August to November, OS1st offered to donate $5 for every FS4 Plantar Fasciitis Sock in Merino Wool purchased on www.OS1st.com to the California Fire Foundation  during an unprecedented California wild fire season. 

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Team OS1st Member, Amanda Ghent, qualifies for the ElliptiGo World Championship

Team OS1st Member, Amanda Ghent, qualifies for the ElliptiGo World Championship

Competitive runner and Team OS1st member, Amanda Ghent, will join fellow qualifying athletes at the starting line for the 2020 Elliptical Cycling World Championships in California this October. 
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How to qualify for the ElliptiGo World Championship

How to qualify for the ElliptiGo World Championship

What exactly is an ElliptiGo bike? The “Go” combines a running, cycling, and elliptical motion while standing (read: you don’t ever get to sit down while pedaling this thing). This low-impact, full body workout builds excellent fitness and can burn more calories than a tradition cycle, outside or inside. 
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A Snail’s Pace Running Shop and OS1st support essential staff with donation of OS1st medical-grade compression sleeves

A Snail’s Pace Running Shop and OS1st support essential staff with donation of OS1st medical-grade compression sleeves

California running store, A Snail’s Pace, and the number one running compression bracing product, OS1st, donated superhero themed OS1st compression sleeves to Saddleback Memorial Medical Care Center, serving their community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Overcoming running injury and downtime

Overcoming running injury and downtime

Training goes well until, well, it doesn’t.  I’m sure for many folks, that’s been the case a time or two.  For me, that seems to have been the story line of the last chapter as we’ve begun the “re-entry” phase since the Covid-19 pandemic.
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What does it mean to be an athlete?

What does it mean to be an athlete?

The deep ties in society between an athletes performance, "winning," and a person's assigned value can sometimes create an identity crisis within an athlete. "Are you a winning athlete or a losing athlete?" you may be asked. And, how does that reflect on your self-worth? What do you do when the winning is over, you've run your last race, or you've played your last game? 
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How to crush your next virtual race

How to crush your next virtual race

As large gatherings are canceled including big races like the Boston Marathon, more runners are turning to virtual events in order to stay motivated and connected. Here’s a quick list to help you through your next virtual event.
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The Best Running Playlists

The Best Running Playlists

Since the walk-man, runners have debated whether it is best to run with or without music – every runner must decide for themselves the best way to safety and productively go about their race preparations. For those who enjoy listening to music during a run, OS1st has created a few playlists to help.OS1
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OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x3

OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x3

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge is back for round three, with another week of virtually uniting runners who are safely training/racing, on their own, outdoors or at home, through a virtual running challenge.

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Four Ways To Prevent Leg Injuries When Playing Your Favorite Sport

Four Ways To Prevent Leg Injuries When Playing Your Favorite Sport

If you belong to the 19 percent of the US population that participates in sports on an average day, you've probably had to deal with a few injuries in the past.
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The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x2

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x2

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge is back for round two, with another week of virtually uniting runners who are still safely training/racing, on their own, outdoors or at home, through a virtual running challenge. 
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