Archive for January 2013

A 5k to Prevent Child Abuse

A 5k to Prevent Child Abuse
A race to raise money to prevent child abuse, it doesn’t make sense.  Children shouldn’t be abused, they shouldn’t starve or get cancer, but they do. Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has... Read more »

Allstate 13.1, A Half Marathon with a Big Heart.

Allstate 13.1, A Half Marathon with a Big Heart.
If you have an “In Box” then chances are you have been receiving dozens of e-mails about race registration opening for one event or another.  Despite the bitter cold, race season is around the corner and people are starting to fill up their calendars, planning their race season. One event worth checking out is the... Read more »

Let's All Pile On! Armstrong Stripped of 2000 Olympic Medal.

Let's All Pile On! Armstrong Stripped of 2000 Olympic Medal.
It’s time to “pile on to” Lance Armstrong and see who can make the next headline by separating themselves from the shamed cyclist. The International Olympic Committee has stripped Armstrong of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. A spokesperson for the  IOC said, the committee has told Armstrong... Read more »
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Lance Armstrong Confess To Oprah, And…?

Lance Armstrong Confess To Oprah, And…?
According to an unidentified source, the AP reported Lance Armstrong confessed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his racing career that lead to seven Tour De France wins. Is anyone really surprised at that? This my friends is a well planned media event to boost the ratings of a... Read more »

Chicago Area Has Four of the Top Running Stores In America- Did Your Store Make The List?

Chicago Area Has Four of the Top Running Stores In America- Did Your Store Make The List?
Remember back in the “olden days” when running stores were all about running and running races had more to do with a race than how much stuff you could cram into a goodie bag or how big your medal was. As you are aware those concepts are as old as a one flavor of Gatorade,... Read more »

Show Us Your Stuff.

Show Us Your Stuff.
If you have ever picked up a copy of Triathlete Magazine, then you have seen the work of Paul Phillips. Phillips, a Chicago guy,  has become one of the top endurance photographers in the business, hopping around the globe capturing the true spirit of the sport, and a few triathletes in bikinis! Now Phillips and... Read more »
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5 Tips To Help You Organize Your Life.

It’s “resolution season,” the time of year we gather round the scale, want ads, mirror etc. and declare, “this year, I am going to…” If it’s losing weight, getting a PR in a race, finding a new job or cleaning out your closet, the first step to achieving success in most things in life is... Read more »