Italian style at Dancing with the Stars

Dear readers,
my first surprise to you: a Style Column on Italian New York!

Here the first article, let me know what you think!
Much more to come…

“Dancing with the Stars” season 13 it’s only hours away, (premiere on Monday September 19) and what I want to share with you today it’s something a little different.

Let’s get to know a little better Elisabetta Canalis and her style, and all the reason why you should vote for her.

Click here to read the article

ElenaSC

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I’m back… maybe

Hi everybody! How are you guys doing?

Lots happened in my life the last 6 months, and I haven’t been able to take care of my blog. Hopefully things are going to get better very soon, and I have lots of surprises for you.

In the meantime I have to thank you for all the visits and comments I have received. It’s really touching to know that you didn’t forget about me, and were wondering how I was doing!

As I said already in the past, this blog is for you.

I’ll be back very soon.

ElenaSC

 

The good part of a stress fracture

For all of you wondering how my 10k race training is going, let’ me show you something:

Sexy eh?!

Yes, exactly, not running for me since my right foot decided it was stressed and had a break down!

Dear foot, I totally understand your feeling, I’m often stressed myself, but don’t you think this is a little too much? And honestly, you had a very bad timing. It’s just a 10k race, not a marathon, and can you imagine what it would happen if I had a break down every time I’m not feeling good.

Please pull yourself together, I need you!

Love,

Elena

That was 3 weeks ago. It didn’t work. I have a stress fracture and an expected recovery period of 4 to 6 weeks.

It sucks! I can see only bad things happening to me:

- I cannot move
- I cannot going to work
- I cannot doing pretty much anything and I started hating TV since I saw more Tv shows in the last week that in the past 5 years.

Is there anything good in this whole experience? Let’s see…

- I have lots of time to think… which it’s not a good thing
- I could potentially sleep more… if it wasn’t for the pain
- I am actually find out who are good friends and who are not, which it’s always a good thing.
- I can read and write, this is a good one, and I got lots of good recipes that I can’t wait to try.

But beside that, spending my days on the couch is not fun.

I do not think I will have enough time to recover and train before the race, but I will do my best.

Lost of yoga for now, and when I say yoga I mean Yoga channel!

I hope to have good news soon. If you guys have any advice, please, I need them!

I’ll try to stay positive!

Read my running adventures here

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If you hate the Royal Wedding (already)

I don’t! I actually can’t wait to see Kate’s dress, and it’s not only because I will be able to say that my dress is much better!

I noticed CNN broadcast will start at 4 am on Apr 29… which is reasonable if you think it’s going to be 9 am in London, UK. But when I told my husband I was going to set up the alarm – it was a joke – I couldn’t hold it anymore, and he expressed to me how much he hate this Royal Wedding…. already.

I understand him, it’s a man thing.
Plus, I have to admit that this wedding is pretty much everywhere on TV, and since the only alternative seems to be the federal elections here in Canada, well… you can understand his frustration.

I think  there might be lots of people sharing his feelings, but it’s a big event, and I wonder how excited these two guys probably are.

I remember myself few days before my wedding! And I’m not a princess!

So, maybe, all those guys who hate this event could twist it to their advantage and propose to their girlfriends!!! – I am a genius! That is a YES for sure!!!

Could you imagine how it would be special to watch the Royal Wedding on TV few minutes after he proposes?!?!

OMG! I want to get married again!

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Running: when not to listen to your body

After blogging about my hard moment coming back to my 10k training after an injury, lots of you – my lovely readers – left me nice and kind tips.

I was expressing my disappointment for missing a month of training and basically my hard work to build my cardio.

What I learned from your comments, and I do trust my readers – many of them have also lots of experience in running, which I don’t – it’s that I have to be patient, consistent, and

I HAVE TO LISTEN TO MY BODY.

Ok, all good, but what when your body is telling you something wrong?

The last few weeks, looking for support and a way to get back my cardio, I have been reading lots of article about running, mainly on internet: running website/forum and blogs.

The other day I ran into an article (I wish I could remember where) that was talking about the wrong signs your body can give you, and how you can beat it.

Think about the famous “wall”: is it really a mental thing? How many times you feel your legs heavy and breathing become so hard after only 20 minutes?

So you start thinking it’s not a good day, maybe you didn’t drink enough water during the day, or you didn’t eat properly. You decide to listen to your body and not to push, perhaps running only 75% of what you should.

The reality is you are able to run more and better, and even if bad days do exist, sometimes you body can just ask you to stop and you have to keep going. Use you mind to beat that feeling, tell yourself you are not tired, breath deep and slow.

So now I’m confuse.

In part I agree with what the article: if I would stop every time I feel my body it’s asking me that…. Yeah, I probably would train. There are days where I feel good, but a good 60% I have to admit that I have to push, and I get tired too early.

Especially now that I coming back from an injury, and I am very body-conscious, I understand I have to learn when listen to my body and when not.

What do you thing about it?

For now, I have a long way to go.

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