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Beautiful, Sexy Yoga Clothes from MPG

December 18th, 2011 · No Comments

This week I was generously given the opportunity to try out MPG Sport’s new styles for winter. Can I just say that I am always impressed with the details that MPG puts into their clothes? For purposes of review, the sent me the Gemini Shawl Cardigan in black and it is beautiful. This cardigan is a lightweight fabric with internal warmth on the cuffs, a zebra print on the back and a long, flowing design–perfect for layering over yoga clothes. Also, perfect for going out with jeans. In addition, MPG also sent me their Nadir pant. They are a really nice lightweight yoga pant that would be great for all indoor workout activities.

Below are a few styles from this seasons Fall line which I loved! Thank you, MPG!!

MPGSport.com - Lounge (NEW!)


MPGSport.com – Lounge (NEW!) by fitmommy on polyvore.com

Nadir Pant
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Gemini
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Aquila
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Avert Legging
mpgsport.com

Myriad
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FTC- For purposes of review, MPG sent me two pieces of clothing to try. The opinions above are mine.

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Tags: Fitness for Kids and Family · Running · Yoga, Pilates, Recovery

Oiselle: Love this Company

December 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Oiselle is on sale now at The Clymb!

 

 

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Tags: Racing, Events, · Running

Fantastic Article: “Women: Runing into Trouble”

November 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Jason Seib says it better than I can, so, please go read!

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Tags: Running

Helpful Products for Athletes Pre & Post Workout!

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Unique Products for Women Athletes


Unique Products for Women Athletes by Fit Mommy featuring New Balance

New balance
$18 - runningwarehouse.com

Oiselle Women’s Regional Tee California
$32 - runningwarehouse.com

Fit Mom’s Note: Readers, most of these products were provided to me for purposes of review. I’ve found them all to be really useful and helpful in my 99% all athletic days and nights.

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Tags: gift guides · health and fitness · Racing, Events, · Running

1st Competitive 5km in over 2 years!

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments



We were excited to run our first 5km this morning! I don’t recall running in the same race as hubby in a very long time {A sprint triathlon in 2002?!}. Both of us hadn’t done more than 2- running workouts {workouts consisted of 400 meter repeats} in the last 4 weeks! While I have to say that it didn’t feel all that fun at the moment, we were both pleased with our times and results- since we don’t run unless the workout requires it! Hubby finished 10th and I won my age group category with both of us with times under 24 minutes. Not a PR for me but not bad considering I never really run!

More pictures later!

Happy Monday.

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Tags: Running

A Running Start Contest…

March 10th, 2011 · No Comments

NYRR: A Running Start
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A Running Start Photo Contest

OFFICIAL RULES AND GUIDELINES

  1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION:New York Road Runners (NYRR) wishes to provide support for youth fitness by awarding 40 gift certificates, each valued at $250, and each to be used to enhance your school or community center’s fitness program offerings. Individuals who submit a captioned photo referencing a video from the A Running Start website will be eligible to be one of the winners selected by a panel of NYRR senior staff members on each Monday from March 14 through May 16, 2011. Entries remain in the running for the duration of the period, but can be chosen only once. Individuals can submit more than one photo but they must be unique images and captions. Each of the 4 weekly winners will be entitled to a gift certificate valued at $250 for use by the school or organization that is the subject of the photos from its choice of Gill Athletics or Flaghouse.
  2. HOW TO ENTER:Step 1: Become a fan of A Running Start’s Facebook page or sign up for our free monthly newsletter.Step 2: Take one or more photos of your young runners engaging in physical activity during P.E. class, track or cross country practice, or a running event. You can include photos of warm-up activities, P.E. lessons, practice sessions, or cool-downs.Step 3: Post your photo on our Facebook wall with a caption that explains how the photo relates to a video from A Running Start. (If you do not have a Facebook account you can e-mail a photo and caption to arunningstart@nyrr.org.*) Each entry consists of a photo and an accompanying caption.The photos must be taken by the entrant.*Photos sent to arunningstart@nyrr.org must be in digital format but do not need to be taken with a digital camera; scanned prints are acceptable. Please send one photo per e-mail as an attachment that is 10 megabytes or less. All digital files must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). All photos sent to arunningstart@nyrr.org for entry into the contest will be posted on Facebook by NYRR staff.
  3. ELIGIBILITY:Full-time staff members of NYRR are not eligible. Other affiliation with NYRR, Mighty Milers, or Young Runners is permitted, but any such affiliation will not increase one’s chances of having their photo chosen. Individuals whose photos are selected in one week are eligible to be selected again if they submit additional captioned photos. An individual affiliated with a site that has received a gift certificate for another individual’s captioned photo is eligible for an additional prize for that site based upon submission of a different captioned photo.
  4. SELECTION PROCESS & NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:NYRR will select four (4) winners on each Monday from March 14 through May 16, 2011, from among all eligible entries received up to 11:59 p.m. EST on the day before the selection. Names of the winners will be posted by the end of the day of each Tuesday on our Facebook page. Winners will be responsible for providing NYRR, by e-mail to arunningstart@nyrr.org, with the following information (the “Winner E-mail”):
    1. their mailing address;
    2. their choice of a Flaghouse or Gill Athletics gift certificate; and
    3. the name of the school or other tax-exempt organization for whom the gift certificate will be used to purchase equipment.

    In the event that a winner does not submit the Winner E-mail to NYRR by 5 p.m. on Friday of the week of selection, or is otherwise ruled ineligible by NYRR, an alternate winner may be selected, in the sole discretion of NYRR. Follow-up instructions on how to proceed to obtain the gift certificates will be provided by NYRR to winners by e-mail.

  5. DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF GIFT CERTIFICATES:NYRR will distribute the gift certificates to the winners within twenty (20) days of NYRR’s receipt of the Winner E-mail.Gift certificates are subject to the rules and regulations of the issuer.
  6. USE OF PHOTOS:By submitting a photo, each entrant consents to NYRR’s use of such photo, as submitted, or as modified or altered, either by itself or in conjunction with other photos or materials, for any purposes, including the promotion of A Running Start or other NYRR programs, through but not limited to, online newsletters, print materials, and NYRR websites, without remuneration or credit to the photographer.NYRR retains the right to remove photos from its Facebook wall that it deems inappropriate for any reason.

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Tags: contests · Running

Run a 5km on Mother’s Day!

May 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

You can search Active for races near you!

Do something you love this weekend, I will be!

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Tags: Running

A New Golden Apple for atalanta athleticwear!

March 31st, 2010 · No Comments

You may or may not remember this post…it’s old,  but there was a time when I ran only in running skirts.  atalanta athleticwear was by far my favorite.  The shorts underneath were long, they did not ride up the leg and I felt good wearing it.  It’s not the sexiest running skirt around, but it was the one that worked the best for me.

Anyways, Heather L, owner of atalanta athleticwear has decided to change directions with her business and has decided to liquidate all of her inventory in the next few months. I wrote to her and asked if I should post about this and she wasn’t sure if she’d have any products left to sell! These skirts are very popular!

So, she may have inventory and she may not, but I’d just like to say that I enjoyed meeting her at the St. George Marathon and I wish her well in her upcoming adventures!

These two products are currently on sale for 25% off!  Enter FOOL at checkout.  This sale starts April 1. Click here to shop.

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Tags: Running · workout apparel

Let the Gymboss be the Boss of Your Next Workout

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yes, it’s true, I got to try the Gymboss for purposes of review.   It’s a simple little device really. Functions include a stopwatch, 1 or 2 time intervals to set up from 2 seconds to 99 minutes, and when set in auto mode, it will continue to beep.  That’s just a few of it’s functions, but the bottom line is INTERVALS.  Using this to start and stop yourself for an interval workout.

If you are an at-home exerciser or a gym goer, the gymboss is a must in my opinion.  I’ve used it to set and make up my own Tabata workouts and Core Killer workouts so far.  I simply set it for 20 or 30 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest.  A complete Tabata workout is 8 rounds of as many reps as possible in a twenty second work period.  Examples of work are unlimited!  Today, I used it to work my core- Plank, Hollow, Ab Roller, and Knees to Elbows on my pull-up bar.   Or, you could use it for kettlebell swings, squats, push-ups, sit-ups, dumb bell presses, etc….

I highly recommend the Gymboss.  It will challenge you and keep you honest all the while getting you seriously fit.

The Gymboss can be purchased online for $20.

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Tags: Fantastic workouts · Kettlebells · Running · Things that motivate me

Running: A Personal Record and a look back

March 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Bet you thought I wasn’t running?!?!? Ha ha ha. Surprise is sweet, even for me. I am running. However, I am only running when the Workout of the Day (W.O.D.) calls for it. That means that in a 2 week period, I might run 1 time. In fact, it might be more like once every three weeks. The last time we did any running in the box was on February 10th when we ran (2) 800 meter runs and (2) 400 meter runs, backwards! And I thought that workout was a blast!

Anyways, here I am writing about my new 5km running PR. My first documented 5km on this site is dated November, 2007 and I ran it in 23:01. Ryan was 1.5 years and it’s likely that I was still nursing and was very heavy at the time- click here and see for yourself.

In 2008, I ran only 2 other 5kms and both run times were in the 23+ minute range.

Witness below the Marathon Skirt:  St. George Marathon completed with a time of 3:59.

One month post marathon, Bobbi and I ran the Skirt Sports 5km and my time is not even listed on my site- except that it was around 24 minutes!

In 2009, I spent the year completing my 200 hour Yoga Works training, trail running, bike racing and kettlebell swinging!

November 2009 was the start of my Cross Fit training.  Since November, I’ve averaged 4-5 days a week in the box.  ( I have dropped at least 6 pounds and 2 dress sizes since then).

This weeks’ workouts have been ridiculously hard- Monday 29 weighted lunges plus 10 burpees times 9 ROUNDS .   Tuesday included 50 repetitions of 12 exercises called the “Filthy Fifty”, Wednesday a 20 minute heavy lifting day- and THEN on Thursday we had to run the 5km.  Crazy.  My legs were still feeling Monday’s lunges and the warm-up for our run included 100 ring dips, 75 sit-ups, 50 Man Makers, 25 Handstand Push-ups!!  Holy smokes, that’s a workout in and of itself!

Long story, but, YES,  I RAN A 5KM IN 21:43!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  First time since my early years of college that I’ve run sub-22!  And, the crazy thing is that I am HARDLY running.

Guess the next thing will be to test out my fitness in a local 5km!



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Tags: Racing, Events, · Running · Things that motivate me