This is where we begin to run in the morning. Nice view, eh? This is a portion of the lungomare. The lungomare widens and gets prettier as you come into the center of the city. It also extends in the other direction for long runs.

The toughest part of my early morning runs is the mental exertion is takes to get the sneakers on and get out the door. My husband is my inspiration these days. He’s training for the Elbaman 73. It’s a Ironman 70.3 triathlon on Elba Island which consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. I’m excited about watching him (and the location). Check out this link: http://www.elbaman.it/default.asp

For fitness buffs, Salerno’s climate allows for plenty of outdoor training. Biking along the coast is a popular route for many serious riders. We have found it more difficult to go biking here. To avoid heavy and dangerous traffic, we need to load the bikes on the car. However, this is more of a scheduling issue for us. We were used to taking early morning training rides from our doorstep in Connecticut.

There are plenty of gyms in and around the city in all ranges and types (small/large, basic/fancy). There are also dance and yoga studios.

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