Archive for January 2011

Race of the Week, and it's FREE!

Cubicle Dad is at it again and I urge all of you to come out and support him and the American Heart Association on Saturday at Fleet Feet Sports- Pipers Alley. Don’t miss the Inaugural Run with Heart 5K Fun Run, in support of the American Heart Association. This is a “fun run” 5K and... Read more »

The Sunday Pace.

Each week, I dozens of notes, notices and other cool things, that a lot of it falls through the cracks.  As they do in “the real paper,” we are going to try and make Sunday a little “thicker” and include more information that we didn’t get to share during the week.  If you have news,... Read more »

Meet Phil Keoghan from The Amazing Race.

In May of 2010, I decided to embark on a journey of racing 500 miles for charity.  My rules were simple, I had to mix the sports up (biking, running, triathlon etc) and I couldn’t quit once I started. Over the next few months, I learned a lot about myself, about pain, about commitment, about... Read more »
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Feburary 1st - A Big Day For Racing In Chicago

If you haven’t signed up for The Lifetime Fitness Chicago Triathlon, this is a good time to sign up and save money.  The current price is $145, on February 1, 2011 that price jumps up to $160.  It may be hard to fathom swimming in Lake Michigan in January, but August isn’t that far away... Read more »

Win A Free Entry to The Shamrock Shuffle Courtesy of Chicago Athlete Magazine.

If you’ve never heard of Chicago Athlete Magazine, let me be the first to say, “welcome you to Chicago, I hope you are enjoying your first day here.” Shops, races, people may come and go, but Chicago Athlete has been the one the constants for over 20 years, sharing news, information, calendars and plenty of... Read more »

Safety Tips for Running With Your Dog In The Cold.

The forecast for this weekend is supposed to be bitter cold.  If you’re a Chicago Bear, it’s great weather, but if you are a pet owner looking to get in a run, there are a few safety procedures you may want to follow to make sure that Fido stays safe and warm. If you run... Read more »
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Ragnar Relay Helps The Homeless Get Back On Their Feet. You Can Too.

Have you heard of the Ragnar Relay?  Ragnar Relay is a 194-mile race that begins in Madison and ends in Lincoln Park.  Along the way runners get to check out some of the best scenery that the Midwest has to offer as they make their way South to the Windy City. Each leg of the... Read more »

New and Improved Running Away Multisport!

I have several city friends who “claim” that they don’t travel farther than North than Addison, because it’s too “suburban” after that.  These are also the same friends who are 40, living along and have several cats, but hey, at least they keep Match.com in business. Anyway, the point is, by sticking to that ridiculous... Read more »

Free Stuff Tuesday from Turin.

It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s Winter in Chicago!  Yea!  Despite all that, there are plenty of great days, when you can get out to run, ride, ski and enjoy the weather as you work out in the Windy City. Turin is offering has stepped up to make sure that when you head outside to workout,... Read more »
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The Show Down In Chi-Town Starts With Imerman Angels.

It’s Monday, but it’s already shaping up to be one of those amazing Chicago weekends!  Before the showdown in Chi-Town on Sunday, here is a great ways to kick off your weekend on the right foot and help out a great charity. Surround Yourself With Expressions of Inspiration in support of Imerman Angels. This is... Read more »