Fitness Moments Over Time

From cancer to the Marine Corps Marathon. From Weight Watchers to triathlon. What will my next fitness moment be?

Getting Fit with Nike + Kinect Training

November 15, 2012
Getting Fit with Nike + Kinect Trainer | Ciao Mom

One of the things that has always motivated me to workout harder and better is a personal trainer.  Over the course of years of gym memberships I worked out with trainers that helped me slim down, get strong, and work to achieve my fitness goals. Except that now, I am without a gym. Or rather, […]

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Breaking the Golden Rule of Running

November 12, 2012
Running mistakes not to make | ciao Mom

Every runner, at some point in their running career, uses running tips and advice, to improve or change their running. But what about running mistakes? Mistakes that you know are mistakes because you have read tips about them?  Mistakes that you have actually warned people against? There is one golden rule in running: Never ever […]

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Learning from Other Runners

October 29, 2012
What every runner can learn | Ciao Mom

Runners like to give advice almost as much as moms do.  New runners, veteran runners, fast runners, injured runners, we can always learn something from a fellow runner. There are strategies and techniques to improve our form, get faster, recover from injury…advice is vast and never in short supply. I suppose that is the beauty […]

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Half Marathon Playlist

October 24, 2012
Yurbuds Sport Earphones | Ciao Mom

Listening to music while running is something that people either love or hate. I am one of the lovers…I have always listened to music on headphones while running outdoors. Music helps me stay motivated, it helps propel me, and it helps energize me. But every now and then, a music playlist needs to be revised, […]

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Finishing the Runners World Half Marathon with a Smile

October 23, 2012
Mile 4 of the Runners World Half Marathon | Ciao Mom

It was a bright and beautiful morning. The pre-sunrise sky gave way to a sea of blue.  It was one of those mornings that made you think anything was possible. The inaugural Runners World Half Marathon was, after eleven years of running starts and stops, a personal “reboot” in my running life.  My goals for […]

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Half Marathon Gear Must Haves

October 20, 2012
Packing favorite running things for an out of town half marathon | Ciao Mom

Packing for a half marathon that is “out of town” involves a lot of thinking and planning. The last thing a runner wants to do is find themselves far from home, without their favorite things for a run.  So when I started packing for the Runners World Half Marathon, I put together my favorite gear […]

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Runners World Half Marathon Fear and Excitement

October 17, 2012
Preparing for the Runners World Half Marathon  | Ciao Mom

Getting excited (and also a bit anxious) before a big endurance event that you have trained for is normal.  But what about an event that although you have trained, is not going to represent your peak performance? An event that was last minute and that you are going into with incredibly low expectations? The feeling […]

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Supporting Your Family’s Health with a Health Insurer as a Partner

October 14, 2012
FitOrbit programs through WellPoint | Ciao Mom

Health insurance is a tricky thing for many households and individuals. Keeping track of coverage, providers, prescription plans, and changes can take a lot of time. Time that most of us don’t have in our already busy lives. Time that could be better spent working towards our personal fitness goals or being by present with […]

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What’s Beautiful?

October 8, 2012
Changing I can

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. An old but true statement. Beauty for me… lies more in places that are transformative, moments that are magical, landscapes that make you dream, and the soul of a person to beat the odds… instead of the physical appearance of an individual. Beauty is realizing that you […]

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Running in Central Park

September 26, 2012
Running in Central Park | Ciao Mom

Central Park is one of the most iconic sites in New York City. Situated like an oasis between the skyscrapers, this massive expanse of green is a haven for New Yorkers and tourists….and runners. Running in Central Park feels like a rite of passage for a runner. Or maybe just for me. First of all, […]

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