Motivation

Earlier this week, Candice Swanepoel caused a bit of a controversy showing off her boney hips in an Instagram picture a few days before the Victoria’s Secret 2012 Fashion Show. In the past, anorexia rumors have been rumored but she has denied claims. Fans instantly defended the 6-year veteran Angel against critics who said she [...]

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Do you need inspiration? An 82 year-old man swam 2.1 miles, biked 114, and ran a marathon to complete the World Championship Ironman race in Kona. You can run a 5K. You can run a 10K. You can do a triathlon. You just need to believe you can. I shot a ton of video while [...]

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On Sunday, I am running my very first half marathon. I signed up yesterday! I was planning on running the Nike Half in San Francisco before I learned about Kona. I continued my training and was hopeful I would find a half that would fit my schedule. With only 40 spots left, I paid the [...]

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Have you ever cried at a finish line? From my own Chicago Urbanathlon to spectating the Boston Marathon, I’m not one to be shy of tearing up. In Hawaii, the emotions were brought to an entirely new level. All week, as social ambassadors for Timex, we interviewed the different amateur and professional athletes competing. Many [...]

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So here begins a few of the Kona recaps. What I found to be the coolest thing about the Ironman race series is that many of the pros had corporate lives before they began competing. If you still dream about becoming an athlete, this sport proves you’re never too old! Throughout my series of posts, [...]

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In less than one week, I am officially moving out of my current apartment. I’m filled with mixed emotions. Roomie and I have lived here for 2 years and 3 months. It has many memories and along with my previous relocations, brings a close to another chapter in my life. Thinking about going through all [...]

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Today, I have a fun change of pace for you on the blog today. I am a big blog reader and wanted to introduce you to one of my new favorites, The Skinny Confidential written by Lauryn Evarts. I got a chance to ask Lauryn a few questions that I’m always curious about when it [...]

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Summer weather can be “muggy,” so getting up early to get in a workout is sometimes the only way to guarantee a workout. If you don’t exercise in the morning, you need to stay hydrated and eat properly to keep energy levels up. People get out of work at 5 or 6 but have a [...]

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Do you have your own set of healthy living rules? Do you always workout in the morning or end each day with a Hershey kiss? Here are my hard fast rules that I live by to make my life a bit healthier to maintain. RULE #1: GET ENOUGH SLEEP I love my sleep but studies [...]

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Do you consider yourself a gym rat? Do you think you spend too much or not enough time sweating each week? Turns out, the experts can’t even agree on how much we need so how should we determine our own goals. Here is a sample of my weekly fitness schedule, keep in mind I am [...]

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