Archive for August 2013

From Fort2Base to Getting Fly: The Running I've Been Doing

This has been one busy week! In fact, I am looking forward to my long Labor Day weekend because I am exhausted! Why? Because this week I’ve done three running related events including the Fort2Base 10 Nautical Mile race, hanging at Road Runner Sports with some fellow Swirlgear Ambassadors, and running a 4×1600 mile relay... Read more »

Upcoming Chicago Running Events

I’m participating in several upcoming running-related events and wanted to share them with you in case you are interested! Swirlgear at Road Runner Sports - Tuesday, August 27th Several local Swirlgear ambassadors are hosting an event at the Road Runner Sports at 1435 N Kingsbury. There will be a fun 30 minute run and then... Read more »

How To Do a Triathlon Even if You Can't Swim

How To Do a Triathlon Even if You Can't Swim
I’m a runner. I’m a cyclist. I am NOT a swimmer. And yet, I love triathlons. How can this be? Because there’s this awesome thing called a triathlon relay. It’s the best way to do a triathlon even if you can’t swim. For most people, a triathlon starts in the water. When you do it... Read more »
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How to SUP in Chicago: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Secrets

How to SUP in Chicago: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Secrets
One time last summer I tried stand-up paddle boarding. The guys staying at the vacation house next to the one we were in had some paddle boards and they offered to let me try it. Let’s just say I got a lot of lake water up my nose in the process as I fell off... 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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