2013 Global Run for the Water: Who’s in With Me?

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This Sunday, fitness fans have the chance to virtually take part in a brilliant fundraiser opportunity. The annual Run for Water in Austin, Texas has provided funds to help provide clean water for tens of thousands of Burundians.

The MapMyFitness Team Declares: “Boston, We’re With You”

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Loved this run someone did in San Francisco on April 16th, spelling out the word “Boston” with his footsteps. You can view the details of this route through the MapMyFitness map editor. The staff at MapMyFitness wrote a lovely tribute to the Boston Marathon tragedy on their company blog today. Click through below to read more.

BodyMedia Gives the Raw Data

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Last week I reviewed the Striiv, and this week I’ll look at the BodyMedia FIT system. Full disclosure: I was provided with a review unit of the CORE system for this evaluation. The BodyMedia FIT CORE  is available from Amazon and other stores starting at $143 for the basic device, but it’s worth it for the slight upgrade to the version with Bluetooth. They’re also releasing a short term,

Striiv Is Motivating

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I just got back from CES, and boy is it great to be back where there aren’t over 150,000 people competing for Internet access. As it turned out, I walked close to two marathons in Las Vegas during during my week at the show. Lots of people asked me what cool things I’d seen at the show, and I’d find myself repeatedly reaching into my

Fitness Week: Staying in Shape with the Help of Bionics

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Getting in shape is a unique adventure, when you use technology to get around in the world. After I got my first artificial leg fitted, almost exactly eight years ago, I hit the gym. I’d spent years only exercising sporadically, held back by the deformed foot that I eventually chose to get rid of. It kept me from being ‘athletic’ in almost every sense of

Health and Fitness Week at GeekMom

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  It is ironic that I am the one writing the introduction to GeekMom’s “Health and Fitness Week,” because with all of the things that I can claim legitimate geek cred for, “health geek” is not one of them. I regularly indulge my salt and chocolate cravings, often drink half a carafe of coffee before heading off to one of my two sedentary part-time jobs,