Archive for July 2013

Why You Should Ride Venus de Miles

Why You Should Ride Venus de Miles
Before time gets away from me, I wanted to write my post about the 2013 Venus de Miles bike ride for Greenhouse Scholars. I’ve been struggling with what I wanted to write. Not because I didn’t have a good time. I had a great time! A big shout out to Alyssa for pushing me to... Read more »

5 5Ks in 5 Days Challenge Complete!

5 5Ks in 5 Days Challenge Complete!
How does one even begin to sum up a week of 5 races? Especially when that week of races happened during Chicago’s first major heatwave of the year. Of course, I didn’t have any idea the weather would throw me for a loop when I signed up so I just had to make the best... Read more »

5 5Ks in 5 Days: My Own Personal Running Challenge

5 5Ks in 5 Days: My Own Personal Running Challenge
It all started with the Strike Out ALS 5K.  I added that to my race calendar as a definite.  But I also keep a separate calendar with potential races on it. And the same week as the Strike Out ALS 5K? I had the Burgers & Beer 5K and the Esprit de She races listed... Read more »
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Free Fitness Classes at Chicago's Millennium Park

Free Fitness Classes at Chicago's Millennium Park
Did you know that every Saturday in the summer you can take FREE fitness classes, including Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Zumba at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago? I think I might have known this in the back of my head but it wasn’t until my friend Kelsey suggested we check out the Zumba class... Read more »

My Annual Fourth of July Race

My Annual Fourth of July Race
Ever since I joined the Oak Park Runners Club I’ve been running the Four on the Fourth Fourth of July race in Elmhurst, Illinois. Which means I’ve now run this race four times. The course is always the same with a hill you love to hate during miles two and three (it’s an out and... Read more »
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