Archive for May 2013

Why I am a Chicago Sports fan....Temporarily

Why I am a Chicago Sports fan....Temporarily
If you have read my side introduction to my blog, I am not really from Chicago. I am not a big Chicago sports fan. I am simply not! I am born and bred in the great state of Minnesota (minus the wacko May we had this year.) I have only lived here for over 6... Read more »

Lessons Learned While Living Gluten-free

Lessons Learned While Living Gluten-free
The entire month of May is Celiac Disease Awareness month. I am writing these articles in order to increase awareness of Celiac Disease and other gluten-intolerance diseases that involve a gluten-free diet or lifestyle. As I have stated in previous posts, I have been living a Gluten-free for over a year. The process of going... Read more »

My Favorite Gluten-Free Foods

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been living gluten-free for over a year now because non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance. Over the course of the year that I have been living Gluten-Free (GF), I have had my share of really good and really, really bad gluten-free foods. The... Read more »

Celebrating Living Gluten-Free...and proud of it!

Celebrating Living Gluten-Free...and proud of it!
May 1st is the start of Celiac Disease Awareness month. This time last year, my life slowly started changing for the better even though I was dealing with some bumps along the road. I have been living with non-Celiac Gluten-Intolerance for almost a year now even I may have had symptoms for a lot longer.... 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 You can also follow me on Twitter too.

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