Posts Tagged "Fitness"

Summer Workout Songs 00

Summer Workout Songs

Summer Workout Songs

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With the warm and sunny Chicago summer upon us, opportunities for outside exercise are endless. Whether you choose to go for a casual stroll through the city, bike up Lake Shore Drive or run one of the many 5K races around the Chicago area, you will need some jams to keep you moving! Below are a few of my favorites summer workout songs this year.   July/August 2016...

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway! 00

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Like us on Facebook or leave a comment below for a chance to win a free entry to a 2013-2014 season Reebok Spartan Race! For more information about the Spartan Race, read on! A couple years ago in efforts to increase our running and athleticism, I participated in the Warrior Dash and Will participated in the Tough Mudder. But now there’s a new obstacle race gaining...

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February Running Music

February Running Music

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First it was running, then it was crossfit, but why can’t it be both? This is the question I asked myself at the beginning of the year and have since committed to incorporating both running and crossfit back into my life with equal attention. With my last race being nearly 6 months ago at the Big Ten 10K, I’m ready for my next challenge – the good old Shamrock Shuffle. I...

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Crossfit Games Workout 12.3 & 12.4

Crossfit Games Workout 12.3 & 12.4

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As part of the 2012 Crossfit Games Open, I have now officially completed Week 3 and 4! Check out Workout 12.1 and Workout 12.2 if you missed them. What was the Week 3 workout? Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 18 minutes of: 15 Box Jumps, using 20” box 75# Push Press, 12 reps 9 Toes-to-Bar See the video here. How did I do? I got a score of 189. Meaning I completed 5 rounds...

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Crossfit Games Workout 12.2

Crossfit Games Workout 12.2

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As part of the 2012 Crossfit Games Open, we are on to Week 2!  Check out Workout 12.1 if you missed it. What was the Week 2 workout? Snatches. And a lot of them. See a video on how to do a snatch here. Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes: 30 Snatch (45# for women) 30 Snatch (75# for women) 30 Snatch (100# for women) Max Rep Snatch...

Weekend Ski Trip 00

Weekend Ski Trip

Weekend Ski Trip

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Will and I recently took a weekend getaway to go night skiing and snow tubing at Sunburt Ski Area in Kewaskum, Wisconsin! Do I know how to ski? The answer is no. So I was in for a treat…    First things first. I am a ski school drop out. I got my lift ticket and my skis and was ready to hit ski school until I found out that ski school was an hour and a half long. I stayed for about...

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Climbing at Devil’s Lake

Climbing at Devil’s Lake

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I’m finally back from my weekend camping out in Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin! David, Will’s former college roommate, saw that climbing was on my Fitness Bucket List and was kind enough to invite us along on the trip and teach us everything there is to know about climbing. We drove up to Wisconsin late Friday night, camped out, and went for a climb early Saturday morning. \ We...

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Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon

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The day of the Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon finally arrived! I woke up bright and early this morning to be downtown at 6am to join over 20,000 runners for the half marathon! Here we are before the race waiting in our corral ready to pass through the starting line!   Coming around mile 5!   On my way to the finish line! (I’m to the right of the guy in the...

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CHEW Chicago Tour

CHEW Chicago Tour

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Yesterday’s CHEW Health and Wellness Tour of Chicago was amazing! I had such a blast and would recommend anyone and everyone to do it! The tour met at Green City Farmer’s Market in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. We stopped at Tiny Greens, a farm in Urbana, IL that sprouts greens and sells them to put on salads or sandwiches. They sell everything from sunflower and...

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Fitness Bucket List Update

Fitness Bucket List Update

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Back in September I made a list of all of the fitness-related activities that I wanted to accomplish in the future, aka my “fitness bucket list“. After registering for the Chicago Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and buying the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD I was able to cross off 2 of the items on the list. However, as of today, I am also able to cross off 2 more items! First of...

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 6

Mizuno Wave Inspire 6

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I finally bought new running shoes for my half marathon training! I got a pair of Mizunos (the Mizuno Wave Inspire 6 to be exact) from Peak Performance, a sporting goods store in Omaha that specializes in running. The employees there study the way you stand, walk, and maneuver your feet when you run to fit you with the best possible shoe. Based on my old running shoes, which were mostly worn down...

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Guest Post: Running Around Normal

Guest Post: Running Around Normal

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Good evening everyone! I’ve got a surprise for you all — another guest post! Paige who writes for the fabulous blog Running Around Normal, now Your Trainer Paige offered to write a post for Eat Chic this week! Enjoy! Hi Eat Chic readers! My name is Paige, and I blog over at Running Around Normal. When Amari asked me to do a guest post, I was so happy to! Amari, blog’s awesome...