Archive for September 2011

The top 10 reasons why I love being active in FALL

The top 10 reasons why I love being active in FALL
This summer has a very rough one. Admit it! The heat, humidity, and smog……BLEH! It is so good to see September on the calender and the cooler temps that came with it.  I personally prefer late Spring and early to mid Fall as my favorite times to be active. It brings happy memories of training... Read more »

How will YOU remember 9/11 after 10 years has passed?

How will YOU remember 9/11 after 10 years has passed?
  I know that this is an exercise blog that I write for, but I am doing to change up the topic a bit especially for this week. This week starts a remembrance for those who have been lost on this sad day in American history. It has been 10 years since terrorist attacked our... Read more »
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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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