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Chicago Marathon: Turning into another New York or Boston?

Chicago Marathon: Turning into another New York or Boston?
When I woke up late this morning,  I found out through the powers of Facebook that the Chicago Marathon made a HUGE changes in their registration process for this year’s marathon. It is such a new changes that it has caught everyone off from surprise. It also could potentially be a huge negative PR move... Read more »

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 »

Maintaining Dreams of Boston After Tragedy

Maintaining Dreams of Boston After Tragedy
As you may know, I am an avid runner. As I sat at my desk this afternoon, I found myself engrossed into the Boston Marathon and keeping track of how all of the elites were doing. Once all of the them crossed the finish line, I kept track of friends and people who I knew... Read more »
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Going 50 Miles for 50

Going 50 Miles for 50
If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.  ~Drew Barrymore   Life is all about taking risks. It is all about the adventure in life. You only live once.  For this post, I interviewed one of my fellow coaches, Patrice Davies, who just took a huge risk in life athletically and it ended... Read more »

Countdown to Chicago Marathon: Chicago Marathon Weekend

Meeting Desi
This whole weekend for the marathon was exciting, but completely exhausting…and I didn’t run the race. Go figure! Saturday was the day that I partook in the Expo experience. It is the best part of the weekend. I literately call it a “Runner’s Christmas”. There’s opportunity to try new foods, gels, and drinks. The best... Read more »

Counting down to the Chicago Marathon: Interviewing Patrick Rizzo

Counting down to the Chicago Marathon: Interviewing Patrick Rizzo
Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing a local Elite participant, Patrick Rizzo. According to the Chicago Marathon press guide, Patrick is originally from Schaumburg, but currently lives in Boulder, CO. He was a star runner at Schaumburg High School and an NCAA All-American at North Central College in Naperville. He spent five years as... Read more »
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Chicago Marathon Week: Women Domination!

Chicago Marathon Week: Women Domination!
Women ROCK! They have been an increasing group of participants during the Chicago Marathon over the last few years. They have been the group that will be something to watch. Marketers, Race Directors and Social Media have taken notice. Women has been participating in marathons for almost 30 years and the numbers keep growing. In... Read more »

Countdown to the Chicago Marathon!

Countdown to the Chicago Marathon!
It’s 7 days until race day for 45,000 participants. Even though I will not be running this race, I plan to do a lot of press coverage of this event. This is going to be a very exciting week. I will be covering the following topics during this week: History of the 35 years of... 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 »
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Fighting Darkness

Fighting Darkness
During the summer, it seemed like we enjoyed endless sunshine and blue skies. It brought a lot of heat and humidity. Even with the pain, we had a lot of fun being active and being outside. It was a great time to be active. Now over the last couple of weeks, that same wonderful sunshine... 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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