Posts tagged "road trip"

Ragnar Chicago: When the wurst is not the worst

After last year’s experience with Ragnar Chicago I knew I wanted to do it again but under MY terms. Which meant it was time for me to be a team captain. And, thus, the Wurst Ragnar Team Ever was born. Why the Wurst? Because a good chunk of us came from the Wurst Running Club... 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 »

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 »
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All hail the 2014 Snow Fun Run Sausage Queen

In 2011 I ran my first Lakes Area Running Club S-No-W Fun Run 5 mile race in Lake Geneva. You can read all about it here if you want. My main memories from that race? The horrible hill during the last mile and spectators at the post-race party telling me I should have won the... Read more »

Hero Half Marathon and 10K is a First for Everything

I won a free entry to either the half marathon or the 10K from fellow blogger <a href="http://the-style-files.com/">Valerie</a>. I chose the 10K.
On Sunday I ran the 10K portion of the Hero Half Marathon and 10K in the Indiana Dunes State Park. This inaugural race was so well organized that next year I can’t wait to try the half marathon! Instead of giving you a play-by-play of the race here’s a photo gallery of some of the... 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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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 »

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 »

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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