Tag: chicago

Why I Failed at Flamenco Chicago

Why I Failed at Flamenco Chicago
As you may know, I was on my high school’s dance team (or pom squad depending on where you’re from) in high school. I love to dance. However, I have never really taken a dance class other than a half-hearted attempt at jazz dance when I was in elementary school. Yet, I’ve always been intrigued... Read more »

Six Reasons You Should Join the Chicago Area Runners Association

1. Earning points by running CARA Circuit Races. I can help my running club, the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oak-Park-Runners-Club/218763944971960">Oak Park Runners Club</a>, earn points at CARA Circuit Races. This is a series of races in the Chicagoland area that are judged to be the best of the best so you know if you're running a <a href="http://cararuns.org/Racing/CARA%20Runners%20Choice%20Circuit%20Competition.aspx">CARA Circuit Race</a> you're going to get a quality event.
If you live or run in Chicago and you’ve ever been on the Lakefront trail on a Saturday summer morning you’ve seen the hoards of runners running two by two, stopping at pop-up water stations, with someone in front wearing a shirt that says “CARA” on it. That’s the Chicago Area Runners Association marathon training... Read more »

Crosstown Fitness Will Kick Your Butt

Crosstown Fitness Will Kick Your Butt
Crosstown Fitness is located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood on the revitalized stretch of Madison Avenue between Halsted and Racine. The gym features an open room covered in Astroturf, a wall of treadmills, a wall of TRX straps, and assorted shelves of medicine balls, kettlebells, dumbbells, and weight bars. There’s also a smoothie station as... Read more »
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From Fort2Base to Getting Fly: The Running I've Been Doing

This has been one busy week! In fact, I am looking forward to my long Labor Day weekend because I am exhausted! Why? Because this week I’ve done three running related events including the Fort2Base 10 Nautical Mile race, hanging at Road Runner Sports with some fellow Swirlgear Ambassadors, and running a 4×1600 mile relay... Read more »

Upcoming Chicago Running Events

I’m participating in several upcoming running-related events and wanted to share them with you in case you are interested! Swirlgear at Road Runner Sports – Tuesday, August 27th Several local Swirlgear ambassadors are hosting an event at the Road Runner Sports at 1435 N Kingsbury. There will be a fun 30 minute run and then... Read more »

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened

Disappointment with Ragnar Chicago: The 411 On What Happened
If you follow me on Facebook or on Twitter this weekend you saw that I was doing Ragnar Chicago, the 12-person, two-day, 195 mile relay race that starts in Madison, Wisconsin and ends at Montrose Beach in Chicago with team number 411. This was my second time participating in the event. When I did it... Read more »
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Paying it Forward at the United Run for the Zoo

Paying it Forward at the United Run for the Zoo
Back in 2009 I was a newer member of the Oak Park Runners Club and I joined a small group for trail run one Sunday morning. Still on the slower side compared to many of the other runners I was by myself for a bit but was enjoying my first single track trail run. Towards... Read more »

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)
I’d never done Bike the Drive before but since I’m currently training for Venus de Miles I knew I wanted to participate in at least one longer, supported ride before July 28th. And that’s exactly what Bike the Drive is. Just like Venus de Miles, it’s not a race. It’s just a supported ride with... Read more »

Burgers & Beer 5K Race Report

Burgers & Beer 5K Race Report
What’s the best way to end a Monday?  How about with a 5K race? The inaugural Burgers & Beer 5K hosted by F^3 and Universal Sole took a traditional monthly fun run series and turned it into a race!  And, yes, there were still burgers and beer. In fact, for an inaugural race I only... Read more »
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