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Veteran's Day: 6 Ways to Thank Veterans Everyday

Veteran's Day: 6 Ways to Thank Veterans Everyday
Today is Veteran’s Day – a day that we remember the day of the Armistice Day treaty signed after the end of World War I and honor all Veterans living and deceased.  I believe that every day should be Veteran’s Day and we would honor them daily by remember the sacrifices that they have made... Read more »

Understanding My Fiery Love and Adoration for Redheads

Understanding My Fiery Love and Adoration for Redheads
I love redheads! Yes, I do. I can not lie! It is a bit of obsession sometimes. I have had my love for them for a long time. Some redheads really make me weak in the knees.  Some redheads make me laugh. My sexy husband is a redhead and comes from a family of redheads.... Read more »

The Real (Body) Weight Issue: Seeing Past the Blurred Image

This is me currently at around 143-144 lbs on a cleaner diet and training for a marathon (and throwing in a few squats in between).
After reading this article, I had the wheels in my mind turning to create this article that I am writing. It really got me thinking about how the world views body image especially for women who are athletic. It is constantly talked about through social media for as long as I can remember. Celebrities are... Read more »
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Being a Minnesota Vikings Fan Living in Chicago

Being a Minnesota Vikings Fan Living in Chicago
Yes, my fans. I have been living in Chicago for almost 6 years. But I have been a fan of the Minnesota Vikings for pretty much my entire lifetime. It is written in my DNA. I know that some people think that I should develop being a fan of the Chicago Bears. Not a fat... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 10

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 10
Today’s action has been very exciting to watch today to watch. I spent a lot of time watching a lot of great sports. It was a very enjoyable to watch. Women’s Basketball Today’s match against China was amazing to watch. The shooting by the players was blazing. I saw a lot of 3-point shots that... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 9

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 9
Today was another great day for Team USA. It was the 2nd day of Track and Field competition and swimming competition came to a close. Women’s Singles Congrads to Serena Williams for bring home the Gold Medal in this event. She is well deserved to earn this medal and a well-accomplished tennis player. She played... Read more »
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London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 3

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective – Day 3
The main feature today’s blog post will be focused on the athletes and the rain. The weather has been perfect during the first couple of days until today. A lot of the sports were affected by the rain. The cyclists were forced to ride in the cold rain, which can really suck from my own... Read more »

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective - Day 1

London or BUST: 2012 Olympics Introspective - Day 1
It’s the first day of the Olympics. Hooray! Bring on the Opening Ceremonies! I was able to watch most of the Opening Ceremonies tonight. I found that the beginning of the ceremony to be completely magical. I was completing blown away of how the organizers presented the history within the performance. I love how they... 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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