Category: Fitness

Finding Motivation for the Miles

Sometimes, even if you love to run, you need a little extra motivation. Sunday’s Shamrock Shuffle was like that for me. I didn’t want to go. I had slept much in the nights prior and didn’t feel particularly great – I was actually seeing spots when I woke up in the morning. And, because it’s... Read more »

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Do You Know When To Get Screened?

Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? Oh man, but we’re way too young to be worrying – let alone talking – about our colons. That’s not necessarily the case. I was in college when I had my first colonoscopy. I have never forgotten how outwardly puzzled the nurses were, how... Read more »

Why A Girl Petrified of Weightlifting Tried CrossFit

Last week, I tried CrossFit. And I’ll do it again. I should tell you that have not lifted weights since high school gym class, and that was a long, long time ago. Sure, I’ve picked up the occasional hand weight while rockin’ out to a workout DVD, but I’m talking real weights – ones that... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Registration Closed - Charity Partner Slots and Minimums

Chicago Marathon Registration Closed - Charity Partner Slots and Minimums
Registration is now closed for the Chicago Marathon. I posted these charity partners and minimums in a previous post, but for those now scrambling for a marathon slot, I’m reposting. Now that registration is closed, the minimums are higher in a lot of cases – because they can. But, remember that you get a lot... Read more »

Why Should Mall Walkers Have All of the Fun?

I’m thinking about staging a coup. Every morning, malls open up early to accommodate mall walkers. Even “Stroller Strides” classes are allowed there. Meanwhile, we lowly runners shiver our way into all kinds of crazy tights and masks to get out to stretch our legs. Or if you’re like me, you look outside, realize it’s... Read more »

The Quest for the Perfect Workout: Boxing, Boot Camps, and CrossFit, Oh My!

 An unspecified number of years ago while living in the city, I had a 30-year-crisis. I decided it was time to get healthy. Since I’m an all or nothing person when it comes to working out, having never run more than 3 miles, I immediately signed up for the marathon. Running was a great workout,... Read more »