Archive for April 2011

Elmo & Jason Mraz Want You To Go Outside and Have Fun!

I’ve posted this before, but it’s Spring and with the weather we have been having, it seems appropriate .  The rain isn’t coming for a while, we have been cooped up for weeks, it’s time to get outside, and have some fun Chicago, we’ve earned it. Run, bike, walk, stretch, sleep, swing, slide, skate, kiss,... Read more »

Every Single Royal Wedding-Related TV Show

Every Single Royal Wedding-Related TV Show
I know this has nothing at all to do with endurance sports, however, if you are like my wife and 11 year old daughter, then you have already bought your hat and gloves and are counting down the hours until the royal wedding.  To get you in the mood and make your DVR’s melt down. ... Read more »

I'm a Gatorade Lab Rat.

I'm a Gatorade Lab Rat.
Well, I am about to be.  On Monday, I received an e-mail from my friends at Gatorade asking me if I would like to come to New York and participate in  special, invite only, endurance testing and nutrition assessments at The Gatorade Sports Science Institute. My first thought was “every other writer in America must... Read more »

Free Entry to the Fleet Feet Sports Ravenswood Run- Freet Stuff Tuesday!

Sunday morning is your chance to get in a great run and help people in need.  It’s Free Stuff Tuesday and Fleet Feet Sports is giving away a free entry to The Ravenswood Run 5k. Leave a comment below for your chance to win! The 15th annual Ravenswood Run, aims to raise more than $36,000... Read more »

Still Time To Sign Up For The Run To Remember!

This Saturday, April 30, 2011, is Chicago Police Departments Run To Remember, a 5K Run/Walk that honors the 556 Chicago police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in the line of duty. After spending a little time with the CPD, I realized that the men and women who lost their lives are... Read more »

Free Entry to 13.1 Chicago! Free Stuff Thursday!

Free Entry to 13.1 Chicago!  Free Stuff Thursday!
If you are looking for an early season half marathon/party then this is a great race for you. 13.1 Chicago is a race, a party, awesome finishers medals, a killer after party, bands and  a great way to get out and see a part of Chicago that  many people miss. June 4th, the party meets... Read more »

Lululemon, Building A Community For Athletes In Chicago.

What do Fleet Feet Sports, Running Away Multisport and Runners High n’ Tri all have in common?  They have made it a point to build a business and a community for their customers.  They are more than just places to buy stuff, they are central gathering points to meet like minded people, share ideas, learn... Read more »

Big Sale Monday- Bike Jerseys $20!!!

Crank the Earth is a local bike jersey company who has made a big impact on the local cycling scene. They take custom designs from artists who submit their ideas (anyone can submit), then they let people decide which design should become a jersey, by letting them vote online. The result?  Great looking, top quality... Read more »

Who is Chicagos Life Saving "Mystery" Super Hero?

Wednesday morning a “mystery cyclist”, became a hero and now the entire city is asking, “who is that hero?” The female cyclist saw a fallen male cyclist in trouble across from Buckingham Fountain, threw her bike and helmet aside and immediately initiated CPR, saving his life! Her quick actions and knowledge of CPR changed the... Read more »

Vote for Kate!

Last week we shared the story of how Fitness Magazine was looking for women to share their fitness stories to potentially end up on the cover of the magazine.  They wanted to know ‘What Makes You The Face of Fitness?”  Local athlete, Kate Galliett read the article, clicked on the link, entered the contest and... Read more »