Archive for October 2012

Ten Things You Need for An Awesome Girls' Weekend (ZOOMA Half Marathon Recap)

Ten Things You Need for An Awesome Girls' Weekend (ZOOMA Half Marathon Recap)
This past weekend I had the pleasure of joining a group of Chicago Running Bloggers for a girls weekend in Fontana, Wisconsin.  The impetus for this trip?  The ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon & 5K. A quick ride from Chicago is the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI on Lake Geneva.  However, instead of staying at... Read more »

A Little Bit About The Author of Eri-thon

A Little Bit About The Author of Eri-thon
First, the winners of the Chicago Marathon Swag giveaway are revealed…at the bottom of this post! Second, Emily (my Thursday morning running buddy) recently asked me to complete this questionnaire as part of the Sunshine Award! It’s a wonderful chance to help you get to know me outside of my fitness-related life. 1.  Who is... Read more »

A Little Bit About Me as a Runner

A Little Bit About Me as a Runner
Yes, this blog is about me and my athletic endeavors in and around Chicago.  Yes, I want you to feel empowered to try new activities in new locations.  But I also want you to feel a connection to me as an author.  So, with that, here are some questions that are going around that I... Read more »
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Do as I Say, Not as I Duathlon: Run and Roll for the Dole

Do as I Say, Not as I Duathlon: Run and Roll for the Dole
Back in July I participated in the Venus de Miles 60 mile bike ride.  I had so much fun and immediately started thinking about other bike events I could do.   Last year I did two duathlons and had a great time at both.  So why not find another one to do in 2012? Some quick... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Swag Giveaway!

Chicago Marathon Swag Giveaway!
As I mentioned on Monday, I volunteered at the Chicago Marathon this past weekend.  This was my third year of working an aid station for the race.  What does that mean?  Well, other than knowing how mix Gatorade and put up and take down what seems like a hundred tables and millions of cups it... Read more »

The Chicago Marathon: a Volunteer Perspective

The Chicago Marathon: a Volunteer Perspective
        On Sunday, October 7th thousands of runners all over Chicagoland were up before the sun to top off months of training by running the Chicago Marathon.  Hundreds of others were up before the sun to don the ubiquitous blue jacket of the Chicago Marathon volunteer. As a key volunteer for Aid... Read more »
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The Curse of the Inaugural Race - Race Report for the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K

The Curse of the Inaugural Race - Race Report for the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K
I’ve become a much savvier racer over the years.  Not only do I understand how to actually run a good race in terms of moving my feet and pacing myself, I also understand how to RUN a good race.  As in, the logistics that make a race work smoothly for the participants.  After running or... Read more »
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    Erin Vandenberg

    I'm a 30-something who decided to get off the elliptical and expand my fitness horizons. Since moving to Chicago in 2008 I've run marathons and biked miles. I've done group fitness classes and lifted weights on my own. And now I want to share my fitness finds with you!

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