Category: Motivation

  • Will 2016 Be Different?

    We all look forward to the future. The future gives us hope and a focus to improve our lives. 2015 was an amazing year! My wife and I moved to a new house and welcomed our first child – Penelope Ciccarello. Fatherhood has been a great journey. Every minute is different, and I look forward […]

  • Exercise can reorganize the brain and boost your willpower

    Exercise is not only good for the body, your brain also benefits. via^buffer Sure, exercise is good for your body, but what about your brain? Well apparently there’s a link between exercise and mental alertness, in a similar way that happiness and exercise are related. A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, […]

  • I’m Back Baby, I’m Back!

      It’s been two months since my last track workout. I’m proud to report this morning, I am officially back! My stress fracture recovery has gone well. Over the last couple weeks, I have only ran three times week, ranging anywhere from 2-8 miles. Additionally, I have continued swimming, biking and bodyweight exercises to keep […]

  • Happy National Running Day!

    Today is National Running Day June 5, 2013 National Running Day is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and I encourage you to invite a friend or organize a group run to support running. This morning starting from the Dowd YMCA, I was joined by Chad and Danielle Crockford, Bill Shires and Hanna who just moved to […]

  • 2012 – 24 Hours of Booty Thank You!

    I am honored to announce through the support of friends and family, I have surpassed my fundraising goal for this year’s 24 Hours of Booty cycling event!! This will be my second year participating in 24 Hours of Booty, a 24-hour cycling event that raises money for national and local cancer initiatives. The plan is […]

  • 11 Random Things About Philip Ciccarello

    Marathon Brian or Brian Adkins (pictured below), a Chicago-bases road racer, marathoner, endurance athlete, writer,  and independed scholar, “tagged” me and 10 others with a series of questions and a mandate to do the same with 11 others. The Rules: 1)  Post these rules. 2)  You must post 11 random things about yourself. 3)  Answer the questions […]

  • Stay Fit Through the Holidays!

    Christmas is a challenging time of the year for physical activity. Not only is the cold weather a motivation killer, parties, food, fellowship and shopping deflate any extra free time. Should we put our feet up until New Years, or try to maintain a base through the holidays? Don’t be lazy, here are a couple […]

  • Adidas “Runners Yeah We’re Different” Ads

    Adidas did a marvelous job creating scenes that all runners can appreciate. Adidas ad campaign “Runners, Yeah We’re Different” ran from 1999-2000, and won recognition within the advertising community. via Pat Price

  • Running with your slow friend

    Your friend asks if you want to go on a run…you balk with some excuse, when the true reason is they are just a slower runner. Here are three approaches to help you deal: Truth Lie Compromise Let’s start out with the easiest, the truth. Be perfectly honest, explain that you are training for a […]

  • Morning Motivation Starts With Sleep

    The hardest part about any task or exercise is starting. This is especially true when waking up to exercise. When the alarm clock goes off, what is your first thought? It should always be optimistic, think of mentally preparing your body for exercise. Second you should determine if your body is ready for exercise- are […]