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The Strike Out ALS 5K: How I Choose a Charity Race

The Strike Out ALS 5K: How I Choose a Charity Race
I don’t typically run races that have a fundraising component. Personally, I feel as though I would need a strong personal connection to the charity to throw my heart and soul into fundraising for something like that. However, there are three topics that I feel would be worthy of my time. Most people know I’m... Read more »

Chase Corporate Challenge and Soldier Field 10: One Week, Two Races

Chase Corporate Challenge and Soldier Field 10: One Week, Two Races
Memorial Day weekend in Chicago is traditionally the start of a lot of things. Summer, barbeques, festivals, and a good chunk of the racing season. From now until November you can find a road race of almost any distance almost any weekend. In fact, this weekend is traditionally one where I run two races in... Read more »

Posture Perfect Pilates

Posture Perfect Pilates
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I recently discovered Posture Perfect Pilates in the South Loop.  I’d only taken one Piloxing class but last night I went for an actual Pilates class.     The studio isn’t that large so once the five of us attending the class spread out our mats there was barely any... Read more »
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Piloxing in Chicago

Piloxing in Chicago
Have you heard of Piloxing?  No?  Well, here’s what you’re missing:   “Join the latest Hollywood Celebrity fitness craze sweeping the nation! PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Experience the transformation as you attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image.”   —Piloxing.com... Read more »

Hidden Temple in the City

Hidden Temple in the City
Off of 18th Street and on the Chicago River there’s a temple.  And a playground.  And some paths. Plus drinking fountains, trees, and grass.         This is Ping Tom Memorial Park.  An oasis in a rather industrial part of the city.  If you live in the West or South Loop this is... 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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