Monthly Archives: February 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Go Out and Buy New Running Shoes

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It’s a cold, cold world and that’s snot funny

Sometime late yesterday afternoon I choked a bit on a section of Clif Bar. Immediately after my throat felt funny. I’d upset the equilibrium somehow… By evening there was a familiar tingling in my nose that told me a cold … Continue reading

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Running and riding through personal history

I belong to XSport, a fitness club with two locations within 5 miles of my house, one in Batavia where I live and one in St. Charles, just up the road. The St. Charles location is on Randall Road, one … Continue reading

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That swimming thing? Hasn’t been going that well. Now it will.

Picking up a sport that you did as a kid can be one of the most humbling enterprises in the world. When I went back to playing soccer as an adult after coaching kids for 10 years it was shocking … Continue reading

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Designed by air

During a visit to the Chicago Auto Show this past weekend, we were entering the Toyota arena while a speaker laid into the benefits of some sort of concept or luxury sports couple gleaming in the bright lights. He was … Continue reading

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10 Stone Cold Good Reasons to go Outside and Run Today.

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Is Classic Rock really good for you?

In the early scenes of the movie Silver Linings Playbook, the character played by Bradley Cooper has recently been checked out of a treatment center for mental illness. His anxiety remains at a boiling point. When he walks into his … Continue reading

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On Sports Illustrated, Victoria’s Secret, tattoos and other not so secret displays of self

As a devout liberal and Progressive thinker, I’m all for people being and doing what they want with their bodies. Yet something in me recoils at the manufactured imagery of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Or for that matter, the airbrushed models in … Continue reading

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What to do when you run or ride into a wall of cliches

In a world full of cliches, the one that seems to annoy the most is the phrase “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It’s one of those condescending phrases people seem to blurt out when they see you at a … Continue reading

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Liv Cycling’s newest Ambassador shares the joys of cycling and triathlon

By Christopher Cudworth Sarah Wangerin Farsalas is a resident of Wheaton, Illinois. But that’s just a point of reference for the spectrum of highly mobile adventures in which she engages. Farsalas is first and foremost a mother of three children. That keeps … Continue reading

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