Walkathon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A walkathon (walk-a-thon), walking marathon or sponsored walk is a type of community or school fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course. They are similar in format to other physical activity based fundraising events such as marathons and cycling races. The first known walkathon was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1953 … Continue reading Just for reference.
It's that time of year again. We're not sure which way the weather if going to lean but it doesn't matter because race season is right around the corner! I have some great races lined up starting with the Shamrock Shuffle 8k on April 7th. I decided to make my racing count again this year … Continue reading Time to race for a cause.
New Yorkers are outraged that the NY Marathon will happen Sunday despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Maybe running the race isn't the best idea. But a worse idea is bitching about it. You've all heard the phrase "actions speak louder than words." Stop complaining and start doing something! Here are a few suggestions. … Continue reading How the New York Marathon can be a good thing.
The inaugural Ironman New York was sold out in 11 minutes. The $895 race fee stopped no one, as long as you were one of the first 2,500 people to click "submit" on Active.com. Even the $1,500 Ironman Foundation slots area all gone. But there is still one way to get in to the race... Macca. Chris … Continue reading Want an entry to Ironman New York? Macca can get you one!
Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program. Through Team Challenge, you can run or walk 13.1 miles or train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans. … Continue reading Train in Chicago; Race in Napa! – Team Challenge
Here is a recap of what happened here this week! Check out some awesome events and clinics to help you prep for the up coming race season - Endurance Sports Events Get started with some basic info to help decide if it's time to get a TT bike - Transition: From a road bike to … Continue reading Going the Distance – Week in Review
To on one's surprise, I LOVE my Oakley's. So obviously I thought it was pretty cool when I saw the newest lines of Charity branded Oakley shades! "People often say they wear their hart on their sleeve, but we know Oakley fans would rather wear theirs on their face." Most people are familiar with the … Continue reading Oakley Charity Lines
I have been SWAMPED the past few weeks. Incase you couldnt tell by my lack of writing. I went on vacation, moved, my office moved AND I've been training... I'm exhausted! The good news is that my next big race is only 9 days away! I'm running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of Misericordia Heart … Continue reading Chicago Marathon only 9 days away?!?! AHHHHHH!!!!
A couple weeks a go something cool happened. I got a my first reader e-mail from a guy asking if as a beginner triathlete I ride in proper cycling attire. Ok maybe it's not that cool to you, but I've never gotten a legit reader e-mail before, so I thought it was neat. The reader asked because he found … Continue reading The right tool for the job: Cycling Gear.
Alright, my post-race rest week is over. Yesterday I got back in the game. I have 2 more Olympic distance Tri's this summer, both in August.Ill be kicking ass at RAM Racing's Bangs Lake Multi-sport festival on August 14th and then I make my Chicago Triathlon debut 2 weeks later. I'm pumped!There was a little … Continue reading Time to get back at it!!!