Cinco de Miler Reviewed

Cinco de Miler Reviewed

It was a beautiful, sunny morning last Saturday for Cinco de Miler, Chicago’s only 5-mile race.  Okay, I was a little chilly at the start and that put a bit of a zap on my head. My performance was less than stellar; actually, my time may have even been a personal worse for the distance. However, my own race experience didn’t diminish seeing all the wonderful things this event had to offer. Read more

The Ravenswood Run Reviewed

The Ravenswood Run Reviewed

Sunday was another stop on my Chicago race tour. Since I started coming out here regularly over two and a half years ago, I have been trying to do all the iconic Chicago races. As a tourist, I did the Soldier Field 10, Shamrock Shuffle 8k, the Rock N Roll races, and Chicago Spring Half. Once I moved out here, I added the Chicago (Fall) Half, and started doing some shorter races favored more by locals (Bucktown 5k, Pumpkins in the Park). This past weekend it was the Ravenswood Run. Read more

Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle 8k Reviewed

Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle 8k Reviewed

This should have been published last week, but I was goofing off for Spring Break.

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle just celebrated its 40th year. And I was proud to be part of it! I first ran it 2 years ago, but this was my first as a Chicago resident. Working at Fleet Feet Chicago I was feeling the buzz about the event for weeks. Read more

Running, dopamine, and surviving winter

Running, dopamine, and surviving winter

March was the month we were all supposed to finally commit to our New Year’s resolutions. How are you doing with that? I will be the first to admit, not so well. I will actually admit to running just a little over 2 miles in the entire past month. What’s going on? Read more

On becoming an “Active Senior”

On becoming an “Active Senior”

Several years ago I was looking though the YMCA brochure that had come in the mail. After seeing all the wonderful activities in a section titled “active seniors” I said to myself, but out-loud, “I want to be an active senior.” My husband who had been in ear-shot acted like it was the funniest thing I ever said. I was still a few years shy of 50. Read more