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Sarah Palin running: 'Edgy' Newsweek photos a perfect fit

What a babe! Check out the latest photos from Sarah Palin’s Newsweek cover. The fifth cover for Sarah Palin since taking over the political scene in 2008, the former Governor of Alaska and former vice-presidential nominee took an “edgy” approach to these cover pics.

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Looking rugged and sexy in an "EDGE Fitness" frock and cascading her body at the edge of a lake pier, the 47-year-old Palin is shown in an outdoorsy light by Newsweek photographer Emily Shur. Sporting Columbia pullovers and hiking cargos, Palin's political covershoot is anything but stiff, exchanging button-ups and suit sets for casual athletic gear. While the topic of the story focuses on the great debate of “Will Sarah run for president?,” the running and gym-going in her life now is decidedly doing the mother of five some favor.

“I feel so crappy if I go more than a few days without running. I have to run. No matter how rotten I feel before or during a run, it’s always worth it to me afterwards.”

The busy mom, reality TV star and self-professed “outdoors gal,” has a dedicated fitness plan that helps keep her on track for looking svelte well into her 50’s - just about the time she'd be up for presidential vote. While the interest in her running for president is more of an interest than Palin's actual running, she still turns to her daily one-hour jogs and maintains a diet full of fish, high protein meats and fresh fruits to stay on par.

See Sarah Palin's controversial "sexist" Newsweek cover here

Despite public political mentions of “God-given rights to be fat” (as mentioned here in this news article from CBS) Palin orders her family stay active and eat right. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Palin fessed: “My family and I eat a healthy diet heavy in wild Alaskan seafood, moose, caribou and fresh fruit.”

And with nearly 40 years of running under her belt, including a sub-four-hour marathon (2005 Humpy’s Marathon in Anchorage), Palin’s got motivation to keep logging the miles - both on private runs in Wasila and in public interviews about whether she’ll make the presidential run in three years.

“My parents instilled in us that fitness and running were going to be a great part of our lives growing up,” Palin said in a past interview with Runner’s World magazine. “...A lot of days, I look forward to getting out to run and think and plan.”

She adds, “Sweat is my sanity.” Check out pictures of Sarah Palin's Newsweek cover at left.

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