Archive for November 2012

Grant Park Turkey Trot 5K: Home Turf Race

Grant Park Turkey Trot 5K: Home Turf Race
My usual Turkey Trot race is either the 10K or the 5K at the Lincolnwood Turkey Trot the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  However, due to various circumstances I ended up not running that event.  Too bad as it’s one of my favorites.  However, that didn’t mean I skipped the turkey trot tradition this year.  Nope!  I... Read more »

Peanut Butter: Not Just for Sandwiches

Peanut Butter: Not Just for Sandwiches
Peanut butter (and almond butter) is a staple of my fitness life.  I use it for both pre-race and post-race fueling and before and after many of my other workouts.  In fact, I love peanut butter so much that the National Peanut board contacted me and asked me write a guest post about how I... Read more »

The Chicago Class That Will Kick Your Butt (in a good way)

The Chicago Class That Will Kick Your Butt (in a good way)
My first experience with Women’s Workout World wherein I tried Turbo Kick left me feeling disheartened and frustrated.  But, I have 14 more classes to use on my Groupon and not wanting to give up on something after just one try I decided last week to check out a class they call “Kickin’ Core Ball”.... Read more »
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Women's Workout World Turbo Kicked to the Curb

Women's Workout World Turbo Kicked to the Curb
I have a gym in my apartment building but what I don’t have is ready access to group  fitness classes.  However, instead of joining a gym just for the classes I decided that I would stalk Groupon and buy group fitness class deals.  Not only does this expose me to a variety of workout locations... Read more »
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    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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