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#GOvember2022: 9 Years of Precious GOvemories

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#GOvember2022: 9 Years of Precious GOvemories

The Best Running Challenge in all of Chicago is back again! Can you run every single street in Oak Park in just one month? Find out for fun, community, and prizes! The rules and basics are here.

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3 Amazing Ways Run Gum Will Supercharge Your Run

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3 Amazing Ways Run Gum Will Supercharge Your Run

Thinking about ways to run faster/longer/stronger? Or supercharge any workout you do?

Well, the good news is that caffeine is a scientifically proven and totally legal performance enhancer. Read more to find out how.

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Mother's Day Gifts!

Mother's Day Gifts!

As a mom myself, I have to say that my two favorite types of Mother's Day gifts fall firmly into one of two categories: 1. Luxurious non-necessities that I would never buy for myself 2. Cute hand-print art covered in macaroni and glitter and with breathless declarations of love written all over it. So, since Lively can't help you with the 2nd category (we do love you! But we have a firm "NO Glitter" rule for the store), we will focus on the best things to buy from that 1st category.  1. The card. Now that my kids are older,...

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#GOvember2021: 8 Years of Running Every Street in Oak Park

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#GOvember2021: 8 Years of Running Every Street in Oak Park

GOvember: An Overview There are two important components to GOvember: a map and a pair of good shoes. Luckily you can get both of those at Lively! Come on in and grab a paper map or two, or download them here.  Get yourself a comfortable pair of shoes while you're at it! Pick a challenge from the three options below and track your progress on the map provided. After each run, use a marker or pen to trace your route. This is totally on the honor system, which hasn't failed us yet! Once you’re done, bring the map in to...

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Lively in Guyville: 3 important updates

Lively in Guyville: 3 important updates

We are back! Looking for a location turned out to be a bit more time-consuming and secret than we thought (we looked at some spaces that aren't quite on the market yet, so we had to be quiet about it). But we picked our space, we signed a lease, and we're ready for next steps!! Here's our exciting updates: 1. We finally settled on a name: Lively in Guyville. We like that it sounds friendly and small-town-ish (Welcome to Guyville!) and we like that there's a nod to one of Kate's favorite albums, Exile in Guyville, and Liz Phair originally...

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