Do you have a hidden outdoor gem?

Do you have a hidden outdoor gem?

The weather here in the Chicagoland area has been challenge to stay active without having to dodge storms or the oppressive heat and humidity. I am always looking for new places to go ride my bike or head out for run. I am not a person who goes for the same old - same old places. I am always looking for somewhere new. Like my favorite show, "Chicago's Best", I am looking for input from my readers on where your favorite places to go for outdoor fun.

Where do YOU - my readers - like to go to be active? Where's your favorite running or cycling path? Where do you like to take your kids to get them out of the house to burn off some steam? Where do you like to have fun outside?

If you have a hidden gem, you can post them on my Facebook page or shoot me an e-mail at activesuburbia@gmail.com.  I will choose some of your hidden gems, review them and then post information on them in a future blog entry.

Until next time, stay active!

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    Greetings, Chicago Suburbanites! Welcome to Active Suburbia! My name is Denise, but I am known as Firefly, Red, and "Hey there". I will be your tour guide to everything active within the Chicago suburbs. In this blog, I will be your guide to places within the Chicagoland Suburbs that will help lead a more active lifestyle and a lot of fun too. In fact, studies have shown that reading this blog will bring a smile on your face, a spring in your step, and burn those last nasty 5 lbs that you can't get off. (Ok, everything's true except for the last one that hasn't been proved.....YET, but I am determined to make it true.) Here's a short introduction about myself: I am a very active person. You can say that I have endurance, determination, grit, and hard work in my bones. I enjoy running and cycling. I have completed a couple of marathons, half-marathons, 5K's, etc in my running career. I also enjoy trying most things active and willing to explore if I have to. I enjoy checking out the trails near me and doing a lot of running. I also completed my 1st Century ride last September and loved every minute of it. I am also a suburbanite living in the awesome suburb of Berwyn. I am a suburban girl at heart and love every minute of it. I originally grew up in the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities. I am also a die-hard sports fan and enjoy the competitive nature of it. I love baseball, college and professional football, and even hockey. I love cheering for my Twins, Vikings, Golden Gophers, and Avalanche (LONG story - trust me!). I am always interested in finding more fun places within the Chicago suburbs. If you know of a gem, shoot me an e-mail at activesuburbia@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter too.

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