Archive for June 2013

The Strike Out ALS 5K: How I Choose a Charity Race

The Strike Out ALS 5K: How I Choose a Charity Race
I don’t typically run races that have a fundraising component. Personally, I feel as though I would need a strong personal connection to the charity to throw my heart and soul into fundraising for something like that. However, there are three topics that I feel would be worthy of my time. Most people know I’m... Read more »

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened
If you follow me on Facebook or on Twitter this weekend you saw that I was doing Ragnar Chicago, the 12-person, two-day, 195 mile relay race that starts in Madison, Wisconsin and ends at Montrose Beach in Chicago with team number 411. This was my second time participating in the event. When I did it... Read more »

Paying it Forward at the United Run for the Zoo

Paying it Forward at the United Run for the Zoo
Back in 2009 I was a newer member of the Oak Park Runners Club and I joined a small group for trail run one Sunday morning. Still on the slower side compared to many of the other runners I was by myself for a bit but was enjoying my first single track trail run. Towards... 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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