Allow me to recount the true tale of one of the spooookiest runs I’ve ever been on. I know everyone’s finishing up Stranger Things (I haven’t started yet), but there is no Upside Down or secret lab in this story – just a couple of cars and my imagination. Continue reading Nightmare on Upper Edgewater Dr.
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
~35°F, 10:00am, Lakewood
The Lakewood Jig and Jog 5K is one of our favorite races, hosted by Peace Racing, and always a fun time (West Park Station has hosted and provided a Bloody Mary bar the past two years — we couldn’t ask for anything better!). If you’ve been following us, you know this was the first race we wrote about on our blog (and this year will make 3 years running it together), so it’s also close to our hearts because it got our blog up and running. (Heh…) Historically, the weather has not been the greatest for this race, from snow and wind to downright freezing temperatures, it’s never quite a “get out there and run” morning, but this event makes it worth it. Continue reading 5th Annual Lakewood Jig and Jog
Saturday, November 14, 2015
~40°F, 9:30am (or 9:35 for some of us), Lakewood Park
Well, folks, it happened again.
Yep, you guessed it.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
~50°F, 9:00am, Lakewood Park
We decided to have a “working” happy hour about a month before the race and after a few drinks, had A GREAT IDEA. Let’s run in costume and, even better, let’s run in prom attire!! Continue reading 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Fun Run and 5K
We run a lot of races at Edgewater Park. A lot. They all start at lower Edgewater, and I’m pretty familiar with the views that come with this route. Or so I thought. I decided to go for a run at Edgewater one day a couple of weeks ago, since I had to run some errands in Lakewood after work anyways. From where I was, it was easier to park at upper Edgewater and start from there. I headed out on my run and stopped in my tracks because I saw something completely new and different in this place that I thought I knew like the back of my hand. I think it was a combination of the time of day and the new route I was running, but I felt like I was in a different park! This just goes to show that even if you feel like you’re as familiar as you can be with an area, there’s always something new to discover, you just have to find a different perspective.
I also sighted one hell of a city this past weekend!
Apparently, moving to Chicago is totally in right now, as a number of my friends have ended up there. So my friend Sam and I went on a short road trip for a weekend of debauchery and hedonism, as per the usual. Ever the optimist, I decided to bring my running gear along, in case we felt up for something healthy to break up the marathon of food and booze. And, despite waking up a bit hungover Saturday morning, we felt up for the challenge! (It helped that I had just opened my new Fitbit, and wanted to play with all its cool features, especially the heart rate tracking while exercising. More on that later!)
Rest assured, though, that as beautiful as this skyline is, it isn’t even my favorite skyline in this blog post. 😉
Saturday, March 20, 2015
45°F, 9:30am at West Park Station
Hi everyone! This is our first race recap, so our format is subject to change as we figure out what works for us and for you as readers. Let us know what you’d like to see in the future in the comment section! Continue reading 4th Annual Lakewood Jig and Jog