Physical Fitness

A Primer on TRX

I have been certified in TRX  teaching for 3 years to athletes and exercisers in the Chicagoland area, and just began teaching athletes via skype/internet across the country. While training with a Fitness Pro is ideal, there are lots of you who have TRX in your home now, and one thing my clients consistently tell me is[..]


Urbanathalon 2010: Race Report!

An urbanathalon is a middle distance running course (9-11 miles) with obstacle courses mixed in. Guaranteed to require travel over construction walls, under police barricades, over tires, up a lot of steps, down a lot more steps, through monkey bars, and at least 6 wall-type hurdles to climb over. I did this race in 08, but[..]


It’s time for Urbanathalon Training! – Run Report

I’ve grown to love running without my ipod. It brings me back to when I trained for & ran the Chicago Marathon, and the only way to listen to portable music was to haul around one of those belts that held your cd player. For 20+ miles? No thank you! Sure an ipod is nice for[..]


Reykjavik 1/2 Marathon: Race Report!

What an incredible place to run! My pictures can’t do justice to the beautiful bay that Reykjavik sits on that leads out into the Atlantic Ocean…mountains rising up out of the lava rock on the distant coast…European style lining the streets in the cars, people, buildings….a BMW SUV pulling directly in front of you at[..]


Consolidating resources to survive & thrive!

As you may know, I’ve decided to run a 1/2 Marathon in August – in Iceland. Having been away from racing of any kind since 2008, this was a welcome challenge, and for the first few months of committing to this goal – lots of fun! And now that it’s been a few more months[..]