Category: Out of the Box

Why You Should Support This Chicago Based Kickstarter for Swirlgear

Many of you probably know that I am a Brand Ambassador for Swirlgear, a company that empowers women by creating running apparel for women runners, by women runners. We are a brand new, women owned company out of Chicago. Three weeks ago we launched our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our killer next line... Read more »

How To Do a Triathlon Even if You Can't Swim

How To Do a Triathlon Even if You Can't Swim
I’m a runner. I’m a cyclist. I am NOT a swimmer. And yet, I love triathlons. How can this be? Because there’s this awesome thing called a triathlon relay. It’s the best way to do a triathlon even if you can’t swim. For most people, a triathlon starts in the water. When you do it... Read more »

How to SUP in Chicago: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Secrets

How to SUP in Chicago: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Secrets
One time last summer I tried stand-up paddle boarding. The guys staying at the vacation house next to the one we were in had some paddle boards and they offered to let me try it. Let’s just say I got a lot of lake water up my nose in the process as I fell off... Read more »
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The Pursuit of Perfection

The Pursuit of Perfection
This post is going to be a bit different from my typical Eri-thon post.  I’m not going to share with you my latest fitness find or my most recent race report. Wait, don’t go away! I’m pretty sure you’re still going to find this post interesting and possibly more applicable than just scrolling through pictures... Read more »

Flying through the Air: A Night at the Trapeze School of New York in Chicago

Flying through the Air: A Night at the Trapeze School of New York in Chicago
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fly?  No, not on an airplane.  Just you, flying through the air.  Well, until we figure out how to create a human/bird hybrid the next best thing is hanging from a trapeze.  There’s a reason it’s called “flying through the air with the greatest of ease.” ... Read more »