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Chicago's Pi Day 5K 2014

Chicago's Pi Day 5K 2014
I don’t know if it’s just the people and websites I associate with but it seemed like Pi Day was all over the internet last Friday, March 14th. The first three digits of the number pi are 3.14. Get it? Anyway, my friend Anne and the Wurst Running Club Ever mentioned Chicago’s Pi Day 5K... Read more »

Spin to Break the Cycle Winners and why I might try for a 5K PR

First, last week I posted about Spin to Break the Cycle and, as promised, here are the lucky winners!         Congrats, ladies! I will be in touch shortly to get you all set up. Remember, even if you didn’t win the giveaway registration for Spin to Break the Cycle is open until... Read more »

Five Things on Friday from Swirlgear, BTN 10K, True2Life, and Rock Solid Health

Some exciting stuff is going on in these parts and I wanted to share it with you. But, since my time (and yours, I’m sure) is limited, let’s do it in the form of a list! 1. I was recently able to take a class at Rock Solid Health in the Humbolt Park neighborhood of... Read more »
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Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure Race Recap

Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure Race Recap
First thing’s first, though. The winner of the free AIR Aerial Fitness class is….Emily!! Congrats, Emily. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it! Now, onto my sorely belated recap of the Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure race. Kim already wrote up a really awesome recap on her own blog which, really, you... Read more »

South Lake Shore Drive Extension Opens to Runners and Cyclists

South Lake Shore Drive Extension Opens to Runners and Cyclists
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been on Chicago’s Lake Front Trail? If you live on the north side of the city, maybe it’s Buckingham Fountain. Maybe it’s McCormick Place. Or if you’ve run the Ready to Run 20 Miler it might even be just past the Museum of Science and Industry. But starting this weekend... Read more »

More Chicago 5Ks: Blackhawks Mad Dash to Madison and Oktoberfest 5K

Last week was another week of multiple 5Ks. I mean, it wasn’t 5 5Ks in 5 Days or anything but I did run two Chicago 5Ks. Mad Dash to Madison 5K The first was the Chicago Blackhawks Training Festival Mad Dash to Madison on Monday, September 16th. Apparently this event usually takes place on a... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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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Small Town Run, Big Time Fun

Small Town Run, Big Time Fun
About 50 miles north of Chicago is a suburb called Round Lake.  Admittedly, I’d have never know it existed except my best friend lives near there.  My best friend also loves to talk me into running races with her (it’s not hard to do) and several years ago she talked me into running the Frosty... Read more »
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