Archive for May 2013

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)
I’d never done Bike the Drive before but since I’m currently training for Venus de Miles I knew I wanted to participate in at least one longer, supported ride before July 28th. And that’s exactly what Bike the Drive is. Just like Venus de Miles, it’s not a race. It’s just a supported ride with... Read more »

Chase Corporate Challenge and Soldier Field 10: One Week, Two Races

Chase Corporate Challenge and Soldier Field 10: One Week, Two Races
Memorial Day weekend in Chicago is traditionally the start of a lot of things. Summer, barbeques, festivals, and a good chunk of the racing season. From now until November you can find a road race of almost any distance almost any weekend. In fact, this weekend is traditionally one where I run two races in... Read more »

Getting a Bike Fitting in Chicago

Getting a Bike Fitting in Chicago
Back in 2010 I decided I wanted a road bike. I knew nothing about road bikes, I only had a vague idea of what I wanted, and I didn’t have a ton of money to spend. Jason and I went to many, many bike stores and I finally settled on my Giant Avail. The salesperson... Read more »
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Where's the Start Line and Other Questions You Get as a Marathon Volunteer

Last weekend I gave back to the running community by volunteering at a marathon up in Wisconsin. While I certainly have plenty of  race volunteering experience this was the first time I’d worked a marathon and half marathon packet pickup and then at the start/finish line for a 3700 person race. In fact, I actually... 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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