Posts in category "Motivation"

Registration Open for the Chicago Polar Plunge

Registration Open for the Chicago Polar Plunge
You know all those cool pictures  floating around Facebook of icy, cold, miserable looking Lake Michigan?  Well in just a few short weeks you can join thousands of other people as they get their shot at jumping into that exact same water for the 14th annual Polar Plunge. If it was just a bunch of... Read more »

Help make a difference in the Foodie 5k

Help make a difference in the Foodie 5k
January is the time when races roll out and hope to attract the attention of runners and their dollars.   The Foodie 5k is a new race with a great mission, helping the Northern Illinois Food Bank. For 30 years, Northern Illinois Food Bank  has led the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious... Read more »

Registration Open for the Peanut Tillman 5K

Registration Open for the Peanut Tillman 5K
First there was The Ditka Dash, now the Peanut Tillman 5k run and walk!  Chicago we are finally getting it, races in Chicago about Chicago, not covered in chocolate, but honest to goodness Sweet Home Chicago!       What better guy to host a race than Charles Peanut Tillman, good ol’ number 33(no I... Read more »
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Only 79 more days until the 2014 Shamrock Shuffle

Only 79 more days until the 2014 Shamrock Shuffle
It’s January 10th and it has already been a hard year!  Record snow, record cold, record amount of people posting boiling water turning into snow on Facebook, it’s enough to make the most positive person (Lauren Erbach from Team Challenge) into a pessimist. Here’s something to keep you warm and get you motivated.  Registration for... Read more »

Free Stuff: Make Your Muscles Happy Therawheel Giveaway

Free Stuff: Make Your Muscles Happy Therawheel Giveaway
I thought we had another week before Christmas was here, so hang on, tight we are going to be giving away a lot of stuff between now and Christmas. Our first gift is for you and your muscles.  Being sore and achy goes hand and hand with being an endurance athlete: ice baths, foam rollers,... Read more »

A dollar donation goes a long way with the World Bicycle relief Fund

A dollar donation goes a long way with the World Bicycle relief Fund
Here in the United States endurance sports like cycling is a healthy passion that keeps people fit and challenged as they race towards their goals, there are a dozen bike shops in the area where you can go in and drop $10,000 on a shiny new machine that will be the envy of everyone in... Read more »
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Meet Andy Potts at Vision Quest

Meet Andy Potts at Vision Quest
Mark your calendars for December 5th and get ready for an amazing evening with one of the best triathletes in the world, Andy Potts. Vision Quest coaching services and TranAmerica are hosting a free night with Potts and all you have to do is sign up, show up and get ready for a night of... Read more »

Get your gobble on at the Turkey Day 5k

Get your gobble on at the Turkey Day 5k
There are a lot of Turkey Trots in the Chicago area each year.  In its 36th year the Fleet Fleet Sports Turkey Day 5k has runners watering at the mouth to register and be a part of this Thanksgiving tradition. Part running race, part costume party 100% fun, this is a fun and healthy way... Read more »

From Paralyzed to Pumping Iron: Shred415 A Review

From Paralyzed to Pumping Iron: Shred415 A Review
If you read The Pace of Chicago, then you know almost two years ago I was the victim of a senseless accident that left me torn to bits and pieces. I have had several surgeries, countless hours on the physical therapists table and in July had the vertebra in my spine removed and replaced by... Read more »
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How to deal with post marathon depression

How to deal with post marathon depression
Sunday morning, you stood with 40,000 other athletes all with the same goal of completing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Monday morning you are all alone, tired, sore and not sure what’s next. Many of you may feel depressed, angry, tired and completely confused.  It’s ok, post marathon depression is common and can slowly... Read more »