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This week, 2013 Chicago Marathon winner, Rita Jeptoo, swung into Chicago to begin the period of her training focused on defending her title at the 2014 Marathon. Last year, she set a course and personal record at 2:19:57. She’s already broken that record, winning the 2014 Boston Marathon with a 2:18:57 time. If…

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For a lot of us, summer brings up fond memories of road trips and vacation destinations – well, fond memories or, if you’re like my sister and me, memories of us dividing the car in half and fiercely protecting our “side” until we finally got to unload our car in…

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This super-simple, but completely delicious watermelon, cucumber, mint salad recipe will take all of 10 minutes to pull together, but its flavorful enough to impress even the foodiest of guests. I had something similar to this at Eataly over the weekend and immediately pulled fiancé down the street to Trader Joe’s…

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When you’re training for a marathon, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in running, and only running, for your daily sweat. I’m pretty guilty of that – the training plan I’m on calls for running 5 days a week, typically, and as they say, the only way to get…

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You can get a complete workout with just your bodyweight, but because we love variety, sometimes it’s fun to include some at-home props in our bodyweight workouts. If you look around your home, there’s plenty to work with and build a workout around – walls, chairs, couches and doorways. We’ve posted…

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I’m going to spend the next four to five paragraphs trying to scare you into wearing a bike helmet. I promise to end on a positive note. For good reason, head injuries have caused quite the uproar in the NFL and other contact sports. But according to the New York Times…

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Starting August 1, CrossTown Fitness will offer free fitness classes Thursdays at 10 am at the west loop location (1031 W Madison Street). If you were following along on NTC’s Summer tour, you’ve gotten used to hitting up free fitness class across the city, whether those are in the NTC studio…

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Marathon training isn’t natural, but there are apps on iPhone and Android to help make marathon training a more natural part of your life. Running in itself is a instinctual activity, but we humans have gone and made it much more complicated than it needs to be by starting races, worrying…

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There is nothing more refreshing than a cold cucumber salad in the summer. Whether you’re just throwing together cucumbers, tomatoes, salt pepper, a little vinegar and oil or making something really special, it freshens up any meal. Bonus: cucumbers are rich in Vitamin K. So I went in search of…

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