Posts tagged "half marathon"

How TO train for a half marathon, apparently

When I last left you I was discussing how NOT to train for a half marathon. Well, I ran the South Shore Half Marathon and it’s official. You can ignore my advice. I clearly DO know how to train for a half marathon. Why do I say that? Because at the South Shore Half I... Read more »

Cleveland Half Marathon: We came, we ran, we conquered

Cleveland Half Marathon: We came, we ran, we conquered
I recently wrote a post about training for the Cleveland Half Marathon where I featured the perspective of my friend, Rae as she trained for her first half marathon. Training takes weeks and months and the race goes by so quickly. At least, that’s what happened for us. One of my favorite parts about running... Read more »

Illinois Half Marathon: Why it has a special place in my heart {plus the Cleveland Marathon weekend giveaway winner}

Today is going to be half marathon day on Eri-thon. Why? Because first I’m going to tell you about the Illinois Half Marathon and then I’m going to tell you who won the giveaway to the Cleveland Marathon/Half Marathon/10K weekend event! So, if you’re only here to see if you won then you can skip... Read more »
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Training for the Cleveland Half Marathon: Experiences of a first timer and a 15th timer

Training for the Cleveland Half Marathon: Experiences of a first timer and a 15th timer
As one of the guest bloggers for the Cleveland Marathon courtesy of Swirlgear, I wanted to share with you two stories. One story from my friend Rae who is currently training to run the Cleveland Half Marathon as her first half marathon (and at which I will be pacing her) and the other story of... Read more »

Puerto Rico Half Marathon Review: Put a done stamp on it

In case you're curious, this is what a 5 AM race start looks like.
Well, in case you missed it on Facebook or Instagram, I spent the last week having fun in the sun before and after running the Puerto Rico Half Marathon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Admittedly, this race wasn’t even on my radar until Swirlgear partnered with them to host a giveaway for a race entry.... 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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Why the F^3 Lake Half Marathon is Great Motivation for Winter Running

Why the F^3 Lake Half Marathon is Great Motivation for Winter Running
So, you like to run.  And you live in Chicago.  You have two choices for half the year: hibernate and become friends with the treadmill or suck it up and run outside in the cold. Personally, I prefer to suck it up 90% of the time.  I despise the treadmill.  But how do you keep... Read more »

Ten Things You Need for An Awesome Girls' Weekend (ZOOMA Half Marathon Recap)

Ten Things You Need for An Awesome Girls' Weekend (ZOOMA Half Marathon Recap)
This past weekend I had the pleasure of joining a group of Chicago Running Bloggers for a girls weekend in Fontana, Wisconsin.  The impetus for this trip?  The ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon & 5K. A quick ride from Chicago is the Abbey Resort in Fontana, WI on Lake Geneva.  However, instead of staying at... 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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