Posts tagged "suburbs"

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 »

Lincolnwood Turkey Trot Race Report

Lincolnwood Turkey Trot Race Report
How do you know you’re a hardcore runner? When the temperature is barely in the teens and you’re still suited up to run a race. Of course, there was no way I was going to miss the Lincolnwood Turkey Trot. It’s one of my favorite races of the year! In fact, I’ve run either the... Read more »

Essential Fitness: The Best Workout North of Chicago

A few years ago my friend Kim started working out with Brian, a personal trainer from Essential Fitness who did home visits. Then Brian built his own studio for Essential Fitness and started offering group strength training classes. Then Kim become a personal trainer herself and began teaching her own classes at the studio! This... Read more »
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Why You Should Ride Venus de Miles

Why You Should Ride Venus de Miles
Before time gets away from me, I wanted to write my post about the 2013 Venus de Miles bike ride for Greenhouse Scholars. I’ve been struggling with what I wanted to write. Not because I didn’t have a good time. I had a great time! A big shout out to Alyssa for pushing me to... Read more »

My Annual Fourth of July Race

My Annual Fourth of July Race
Ever since I joined the Oak Park Runners Club I’ve been running the Four on the Fourth Fourth of July race in Elmhurst, Illinois. Which means I’ve now run this race four times. The course is always the same with a hill you love to hate during miles two and three (it’s an out and... Read more »

Venus de Miles: The Best Way to Bike

Venus de Miles: The Best Way to Bike
I bought my first road bike in 2010.  Actually, it was my first bike in almost 10 years. And just like most things I do these days, I wasn’t content to use it for short distances. Well, actually, at first I was. But then I decided to up the stakes a bit. I did two... Read more »
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Trail Running for Beginners: The Muddy Monk Schiller Chiller

Trail Running for Beginners: The Muddy Monk Schiller Chiller
Most people in the Chicago area stick to running on the roads.  Or, in actuality, the sidewalks or the lakefront path.  But there’s a whole other type of running out there that Chicagoans tend to forgo: trail running. Sure, there are Chicago forest preserves with paved trails or crushed limestone trails but I’m talking about... 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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