Mamalete Day 2014

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Just a reminder – there are four giveaways (in honor of Mother’s Day) right now (Vitamix S30 Blender + Entry into in24 Philly Race + Pair of Saucony Shoes + Sparkly Soul Headbands) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a special Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!!! ———————— Truth: There are many days where I feel […]

Weekend Highlights + 20 Mile Success

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This past weekend was amazing! Thank you for all of your words of support and good luck wishes for my husband! He is officially a half-Ironman! =)  Below are some of the highlights from our weekend: - Crossing Finish Line with our youngest. I can’t stop smiling at this picture. This is the first finish line the […]

BOB Strollers Review + Stroller Running Q&A

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Are you on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? Let’s connect!  ————– When I lived in NYC and had the opportunity to run in Central Park every day, I saw tons of mothers pushing their little ones in running strollers. I always knew that I wanted to be one of those moms when I had little ones of my own. So when […]

Single Parenting

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I have so much respect for single moms and dads.  I function fine with the boys during the day but I start counting down the minutes until my husband walks in the door after he finishes work.  Kind of unfair to him because he just returned from a full day of work too.  But, even […]

Breastfeeding and Endurance Sports

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Follow NYC Running Mama on BlogLovin or subscribe to receive email notifications! ———————– I’ve gotten a ton of emails, comments, and messages from readers asking how I am managing to breastfeed while Ironman training.  I am not going to sugar coat this post and pretend that I am doing all of this training while happily and […]

Tempo Run with Double Stroller

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Last Wednesday was supposed to be a 45 min run (with 25-30 min at tempo).  My goal pace would have been between 6:40-6:45  (average) for 4 miles. But after deciding to sleep in a bit, my options were either the treadmill or the double stroller.  I spent almost the entire winter logging miles on my […]

Enjoy Each Mile

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Today is 10 years since I graduated from West Point.  The last 10 years feel as though they flew by.  I can so clearly remember being back at West Point.  But at the same time, being back at school seems like a lifetime ago.  I’m always amazed at how it can feel like that. My […]

Tired is JUST a State of Mind

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Tuesday’s swim workout was tough.  It was 2,800 LONG yards.  It wasn’t a terribly hard workout on paper, but my arms were still {really} tired from Sunday evening’s 2 mile swim.  I felt fatigued during the warm-up on Tuesday morning.  The WARM-UP!!  Not what you want to feel when you have 8x100yd repeats and then […]

I Miss Running

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I couldn’t get my act together this week and get out of bed when my alarm went off.  The littlest guy has returned to his twice (or sometimes three) a night wakeup to nurse (maybe a growth spurt?) so I’d like to think it’s from a lack of sleep.  I am slightly OCD and so […]

Making Time for My Spouse’s Fitness

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Don’t forget to enter the Garmin Forerunner 10 Giveaway!  I saw a tweet last week from a new dad saying he was happy to be getting back on track with running post-baby.  My first thought was along the lines of Post-Baby? You didn’t just have a baby!!  But after letting his words sink in for a […]

Helpful Distraction

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Yesterday’s workout – last hard run before Saturday’s 10k: 1 mile warmup: 8:41 pace 5k tempo: 6:40 pace (20:43) 1/2 mile cooldown: 8:17 pace I wanted to do a 5k today to practice running on tired legs to replicate what the second half of the 10k on Saturday will feel like.  My legs were definitely […]

Mustela Review + Giveaway

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Mustela is the #1 Baby Care and Stretch Marks Brand in Europe and just began selling their line of products, including the 9 Months and Bebe lines, in Duane Reade stores across the United States.  Mustela focuses on selecting only the most natural ingredients to use in their products – any questionable ones such as parabens, […]

I’m Scared to Run

I’ve been virtually pain-free for almost a whole week.  I say virtually because there are still moments when I overextend myself and feel a small twinge of pain in my lower back/buttocks area due to Posterior Pelvic Pain. The last 4+ weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for me: – During the first week, […]

A Child’s Ability To Empathize

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Thank you to everyone for your positive comments, advice, and support on Wednesday’s post.  I’m happy to report that yesterday was a better day. I was more mobile and not in excruciating pain.  Today is even better.  I also have an ortho appointment for first thing Saturday morning (two hours after we land).  Fingers are […]

Best. Decision. Ever.

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When my husband and I began our house hunting, we were focused on Central Jersey.  We wanted a big house with lots of land.  After 12+ years of living away from home, I was willing to sacrifice proximity to my family to have the house of my dreams. Last spring, my mom’s wonderfully generous cousins […]

Happy Bump Day! (25 weeks)

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Happy Hump Bump Day! My life has been a whirlwind since my last update THREE weeks ago!  We are finally all moved into our new/first home.  By “all moved in” I mean that everything we own is under one roof – but we still have a long way to go before we are completely settled.   Thankfully, […]

Priorities

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Earlier in the year, I read a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Carla from MizFitOnline.  For a few weeks after reading her awesome post, I saw tweets and FB updates from her with the phrase “Living my priorities”.  I loved what she was doing, but at the time, didn’t really connect it to anything […]

Officially Published!!

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I usually don’t post twice a day (I have a hard enough time finding the time to post every other day), but I couldn’t wait to share some good news! I just found out that an article I wrote for Staten Island Parent, a parenting magazine for the almost 500,000 living on Staten Island, has […]

The Best Things in Life…

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…are the unexpected surprises =) (Details to come tomorrow!)

Having “me” time does not make me a bad mother

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I’m a very happy stay-at-home mom. I LOVE spending each day with my little man [and I'm beyond grateful that I have the ability to do so]. But a recent trip to the gym made me realize [once again] how important and necessary “me” time is on a regular basis and that I’m still struggling […]

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