Archive for December 2009

A Gun To My Head

A little over a year ago, I was in Argentina, in a room, with the countries most notorious bank burglar waiving a gun at my head claiming that “he was going to splatter my brains all over the wall,” at least that’s what the translator was saying. I got the point that he was mad,... Read more »

Meet Cycling Great Christian Vande Velde Today

Lemont native and all round stud Christian Vande Velde will be at the Garmin Store on Michigan Avenue today from 4-6PM.  He will be there to talk cycling, sign autographs and answer your questions. The son of United States Bicycling Hall of Fame inductee John Vande Velde, Christian became professional in 1998 for US Postal.... Read more »

And the winner is....

Drum Roll Please!!!! BECCA M. – Congratulations Becca !!!!!!  You are the winner of The Ultimate Endurance Gift Bag! Inside this lovely gift bag (actually one big ass box of schwag)  You will find. TYR Sayonara SwimskinRocket Science Real Joe/Real Jane Transition BagRocket Science Dimpled Water Swim- Beer- Run Beer- Glass SetMoji Back WrapPearl... Read more »

Two more great gifts added to our Gift Bag!

Tomorrow is the big day.  One lucky person will get a whole bunch of great new gear, when we give away The Ultimate Endurance Gift Bag. Before we pick our winner we have even more goodies to sweeten the pot. Voted one of the best running stores in the country, Runners High ‘n Tri. in... Read more »

Video Game Workouts. Are They Worth It?

If you had a chance to hear Chicagonow Radio on Saturday then you heard us discussing the Wii using it as an exercise tool.  Though we were all more or less making fun of the Wii and went off on a tangent, there was a point that I wanted to make, but we ran out... Read more »

How to Pick A Treadmill.

About a month ago, I reached out to several treadmill companies, including Life Fitness, Fitness Blow Out,  NordicTrack and a bunch of others, trying to get information for this story.   Though they were very eager to offer up their help and advice, they all blew me off.  So, I have nothing to offer up as... Read more »

Nike Jumps Into The Ultimate Endurance Gift Bag.

One of the coolest gadgets this year has to be the Nike + Sports Band.  The Nike + Sports Band tracks your pace, distance, time and calories burned, then you can upload it to the Nike Plus web site via a very simple USB plug in, and keep track of your runs, set goals and... Read more »

Crank The Earth, Cranks Up Our Gift Bag.

This is a gift for the gift bag that is almost too cool to give away. If you want to give a gift to the athlete who has everything, then check out Crank The Earth bike jerseys. These jerseys are custom works of art that are designed by everyday people, submitted into a contest and... Read more »

The Gift Of Time.

A few years back I surveyed a bunch of athletes about the one thing they would truly love to have for the holidays, and the majority of them answered the same way, “more time.“ In this economy time is at a premium for all of us. Balancing work with family, life and sport isn’t easy... Read more »

I've got wood.

Or more to the point, I want wood.  Bike that is.  Renovo Hardwood Bikes have to be the coolest looking bikes on the market, reason being, they’re made completely of wood.  They look like a traveling work of art, but are meant for riding. If you plan on buying one and hanging it up on... Read more »