Category Archives: Fitness

What should you wear to run in the cold?

A helpful website gives advice on what to wear to run based on weather conditions.

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Oh, hey there winter

What happened? I was minding my own business enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, foliage, and not being drenched in sweat every time I left the house, and WHAM! Out of nowhere winter came in like a freight train, ran over my … Continue reading

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Fit in 15 – Core

Personal trainer Robert Williams Jr. finishes his “Fit in 15″ series with core work. Williams says some of the benefits to this core workout come from rotating your body past the normal axis. When you do the lean back crunches, … Continue reading

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Race Spectating: Cheer like every runner is your best friend

This weekend I switched gears from runner to spectator. My friend’s sister was running her first 15K, which is kind of a big deal. That jump from 5 or 10K to 15K is not only a physical leap but a … Continue reading

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How early is too early to run?

Answer: 2:30am. That is just too early. I’m a morning runner. Even though I work second shift, I am usually up by 7:30 to run. Days when I have earlier commitments, I just shift my run up. 5am, 4:30am, these … Continue reading

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Fit in 15 – Explosive Exercises

Personal trainer Rob Williams Jr., uses the medicine ball in explosive exercises to get that fast twitch muscle going. “Sprinters have these real classic physiques,” says Williams. “They don’t do a lot of weight room training but they have really … Continue reading

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Prepping for winter running… like an adult

Last winter I had several close calls involving sidewalks that had turned to ice rinks. My face and pride were saved only by swearing, serious butt clenching and some sort of guardian angel who, by now, must be exhausted. On … Continue reading

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Wednesday Walks again canceled because of rain

A combination of rain, puddles and chilly temperatures forced us to cancel the weekly walk (for the second Wednesday in a row — boo!).

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Race Recap: Chicago

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned on this blog that my marathon was coming up. Maybe once in passing? Or every day all the time for the last 4 months … one of those. As such, I’m sure you’ve been glued … Continue reading

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If you find me upside down, please don’t take a photo

I am primarily a road biker.  I know some people think riding on the road is dangerous, but I feel very comfortable on the road; it’s paved and you just have to bike in a straight line and hope you … Continue reading

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