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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Exceeding Expectations Celebrates Dynamite December, Stellar 2013

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Exceeding Expectations had a stellar 2013. Exceeding Expectations founder and Boingo’s resident butt-kicker shares an update on the organization’s outstanding December to get your 2014 off to an inspiring start. Continue reading

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Willing to Work for It (Guest Blog from Cherie Gruenfeld)

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Our resident butt-kicker, Cherie Gruenfeld, shares some hard-earned words of wisdom on the value of thorough preparation to meet any goal, whether professional or personal. Continue reading

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Wearable Tech: Are Smart Watches a Game Changer?

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From Star Trek to Dick Tracy to Inspector Gadget, we’ve been dreaming of the day sleek, wearable technology becomes part of everyday life. Now, with the advent of the “smart watch,” anyone with $150 to spare can sport this handy gadget on his or her wrist to read incoming messages, work towards fitness goals, and more. Continue reading

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Best Fitness Apps and Gadgets For a Healthy 2013

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It’s a new year, and you know what that means – health and fitness resolutions abound! Lace up your sneakers and accept a helping hand from these great gadgets and apps designed to help you achieve your goals. Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations: Annual Swimathon and Runathon

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EE’s annual Swimathon/Runathon event took place on the morning of Sunday, January 20th, in Loma Linda and San Bernardino. Twenty kids swam as many laps as they could in an hour, and twenty ran as far as they could in thirty minutes. Twelve of the kids did both events. Despite a chilly start in the low 40s, it warmed up quickly and everyone had a terrific time. Continue reading

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Set & Achieve Your Goals: What Will You Do With 2013?

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It’s a New Year. The 2012 racing season is in the books and 2013 lies ahead.

It’s not unusual for triathletes to spend the first day of the new year hammering out a century ride to kick off the new season. Another option is a day of ball games on TV – the only carbs being consumed coming in the form of beer and chips. In either case, a lot of smack talk about the season ahead is usually part of the scenario. Continue reading

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TEAM BOINGO: Cherie Gruenfeld Wins Another Ironman World Championship

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She’s done it again! Our resident butt-kicker and personal hero extraordinaire recently captured her 11th age group win at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawai’i. Continue reading

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Exceeding Expectations: Beating the Clock and the Odds

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Cherie Gruenfeld is a rockstar. Our resident butt-kicker, personal hero, and 10-time age group world champion, will be competing in this weekend’s Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (by the way, that’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run). Dedication? Commitment? Insanity? A little of all three, probably, but at the center of it all is her goal-oriented approach to life. Continue reading

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Boingo Supports Groundbreaking “Health of Women” Study During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


During October — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Boingo is proud to join the fight to prevent breast cancer, and to support the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and its groundbreaking Health of Women Study (HOW). Throughout the month of October, Boingo will help raise awareness and encourage Wi-Fi users to sign up for the study at selected Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots and hotzones, including Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Houston Intercontinental Airport. Continue reading

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Boingo-Sponsored Ironman Athlete wins 70.3 World Championship

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Boingo has sponsored Cherie Gruenfeld, world-class Ironman athlete, for several years, mostly because of the phenomenal work she does through Exceeding Expectations, her non-profit organization that uses sports to help at-risk kids set and achieve goals to move their lives in a healthy, positive direction. She also writes the occasional blog post for us about keeping fit and healthy on the road or setting goals throughout your life.

But once in a while, we get to hold up Cherie for her own spectacular achievements. This weekend, Cherie competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas and ran away with her division, significantly outpacing her competition. Continue reading