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No More Water for You Until Spring

Hey trail runners and anyone else planning a trip to a Chicago park: I received word that all comfort stations (the park district’s words — pretty sure this is just a fancy way of saying “poop spots”) and water fountains will be turned off at the end of this month — so I assume todayabouts […]

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Gu Revu: Kate’s Top 3 Picks for Fall/Winter Training

I (Kate) am continually in search of the best energy-replacements to use during long runs, and I imagine many of you are, too. While training for my sixth marathon — the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, on November 2 (THIS SATURDAY YOU GUYS OMG) — I started using gels. Gels pack a quick (in theory; it takes […]

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Oct

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Five Weird Runs

Well, I finally bit the bullet and signed up for another half marathon.   I definitely don’t consider myself a distance runner, and I definitely do consider a half marathon a “distance”, so I’m not exactly thrilled about it.  But the race is the F^3 Winter Lake Half Marathon and it has a pretty good reputation […]

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Oct

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Marathon Preparation? Check and check.

Well, the Chicago Marathon is just around the corner and I’m all registered…. as a volunteer.   And I’m feeling pretty pretty pretty good about it.  I don’t want to brag, but I’m actually really good at handing out drinks.  Like, really good. And I’m an awesome shouter and I’m not afraid of a sports platitude, […]

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Oct

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Ginny Pezalla Memorial WOD

My sister has already posted much more eloquently than I ever could about our mom, how hard her illness was, and how much we miss her. Yesterday was her birthday and the first one we celebrated without her.  It was tough. I had decided about a month or two ago to organize a bone marrow […]

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Oct

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The Chicago Marathon Is Almost Here!

I came home to barricades all along Michigan Ave. No one here at Lively HQ is running this year, but we’re excited to volunteer and cheer! Good luck to all, and keep an eye out for me and Anne at the mile 18 aid station! — Kate

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Oct

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My Mom, Running, and the Best Post-Race Party Ever

Tomorrow, October 6, is my mom’s birthday, and it’s the first time we are celebrating her birthday without her. I was out for a long run this afternoon, and I was contemplating how my mom fits within the context of running or, maybe more appropriately, what running means in the context of losing her. On […]

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Oct

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Run Report: Race Needed

I love running.  I really do. But one thing I’ve discovered about myself is that I need something to train for.  I finished the Chicago Women ROCK Half two weeks ago and have just kind of been running sporadically and CrossFitting. Instead of Sweaty Post-Run Anne Pictures, the best I can do is Adorable Family […]