Posts in category "family fun"

How to Safely Use the Chicago Lakefront Path

How to Safely Use the Chicago Lakefront Path
With summer in full swing, I know that there has been an increase of patronage on the Chicago Lakefront Path by runners – both casual and those training for the Chicago Marathon, cyclist, and casual tourists.  Most people that I have encountered on my evening weekday runs and during my long runs have been respectful... Read more »

Little City + RAM Racing = A Sweet Partnership

Little City + RAM Racing = A Sweet Partnership
What do you get when you combine a charity with a race? A perfect partnership. What do you get when you add that same combination with chocolate? A very sweet partnership. RAM Racing and Little City Foundation have partnered together for the 2nd annual Hot Chocolate Walk in order to promote awareness for autism and... Read more »

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 »

It's going to be a SPOOKTACULAR weekend!

It's going to be a SPOOKTACULAR weekend!
This is going to be a very fun and spooky weekend. It’s a great weekend to be active and also get your family involved. You don’t have to go into the city to have fun for Halloween. Here are some events that will be take place in the Chicago suburbs: Winnetka Friday, October 29 –... 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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