Archive for January 2010

F^this - The Inaugural F^3 Half Marathon and 5k- Race Review

By: Barb Rodriguez It’s no secret. Courtesy of Eric Shropshire Winter in Chicago is brutal. Especially those short days in January where you find yourself running on the lakefront path armed with four layers of clothes and YakTrax, while exchanging smiles of stupidity with strangers out for their daily run. You know exactly the look... Read more »

Weekend Fun.

If you want to check out the latest and greatest gear, talk to a world class athlete or pick the brain of some of the top coaches in the world of endurance sports, then don’t miss the 2010 Great Lakes Multisport,Cycling and Running Expo. There couldn’t be a better time for an event like this,... Read more »

When an opportunity to help someone is presented to you - Take it. And, don't look back.

Coach Jennifer Harrison It’s cliché, but the hardest part of any journey is the first step.  Wanting to change and deciding to do something about it are two different things.  To have the guts to say “Enough! Today I am going to be different, today I am going to take a stand! From here on... Read more »

Person of the Month- Barefoot Coach Scott Nagy

We have been holding off on announcing our new Athlete of the Month until the holidays were officially over, however when we heard about South Dakota State basketball coach Scott Nagy, we decided to make him the Person of the Month. Nagy is coaching barefoot this weekend in an effort to raise awareness and money... Read more »

How much do you love your bike?

Do you love your bike?  How much do you love your bike?  What are you willing to do to show your love for a new bike.  Titus Bikes wants to know.   Titus is giving away a 2010 Titus FTM Carbon valued at $5,500! The only catch? You have to get a Titus for Life... Read more »

Um, Excuse Me Mr. Wallach, You're Not important

I want to thank Nike, for reminding me where I stand in the pecking order of life.  I am a lame ass blogger with absolutely no cache.  I needed that little reminder and this past weekend Nike was able to give me the kick in the pants I needed. I want to say shame on... Read more »

My Midlife Crisis. I want a Porsche!

The original title of this article was going to be ” I’m the worlds largest douche bag?”  But with Chris Chelios combing the earth, I’m still second. I am 42.  I am a good man.  I love my children, pay my taxes, I am faithful to my wife, I give to charity, I work hard,... Read more »

Two Great Races to Add To Your Schedule

Like you, I am working on my race schedule for this season.  If you haven’t checked out these two events, they are worth adding to your schedule.  They are both on my dance card and registration is open. If there is a race or event you think we should know about, let us know, we... Read more »

Is this a hate group?

If you haven’t checked out Facebook recently, there is a new controversy brewing because of the group There’s A Perfectly Good Path Next to the Road You Stupid Cyclists. The quote on the main page of the group reads “No matter how far to the left you are, you’re taking up my road.  My car... Read more »

Dave and Dan- Running in the Cold

I do not like the cold.  I don’t like running in it, swimming in it, biking in it.  I have been known to wear a wet suit in the pool, indoors!  My record on the treadmill is 3 hours to avoid having to run outside in the cold. Dan pushes through the cold to a... Read more »