The Starting Line

The Starting Line

The Fit List

Congratulations to all the runners who completed one of the Illinois Marathon races last weekend. I hope you’ve recovered, because there are lots more races to run in the next few weekends.
Here’s the list:

Weekend of May 5-6:
Lake Run

Rolling with the punches

It had been years since Rob Kozarek had played in a football game or competed in any type of athletic event.

He’d never considered a marathon, and he was terrified when his coach signed him up for one.

My husband -- the runner?

My husband – who has never been a runner – ran the 5K at the Illinois Marathon this past Friday night.

He began training in January, following a beginning running program he downloaded to his iPhone. He trained by himself, running two to three times a week throughout the late winter and spring.

The Fit List

I’ll be back at the River to River Relay in southern Illinois this weekend. It’s one of my favorite races ever. If you are running it, have fun on those hills!
If you’re sticking around central Illinois, here are some races to consider:

Weekend of April 21-22:
Miles for Miracles 5K

Team Buerkett

Long-distance running is not Ashley Buerkett’s sport of choice.

Although she’s run in the relay at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon each of the last two years, she really prefers a sport with a ball.

But she’s been training to run the half marathon at this year’s Illinois Marathon.

The Fit List

It’s Boston Marathon weekend! Good luck to all the local runners who will be competing in the marathon on Monday. I’ll be following the race online.

The Fit List

Run with Abe this weekend in Springfield, or compete in Champaign’s version of the Amazing Race next weekend. Here’s The Fit List:

Weekend of April 7-8:
Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
This race on Saturday in Springfield runs past Lincoln’s home, his law office, the Old State Capitol, and his tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Mount Runmore

A running foursome who will compete in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon relay will be looking not only very fit, but very presidential.

The Fit List

The Fit List is back, after a long hiatus. Now that it’s spring, there are lots of runs in the upcoming weekends.
Here’s this week’s list:

Weekend of March 31-April 1:
— Illini Mentor Program 5K and Fun Run

Nutrition training

Alex Hill was right at home in front of a stove in the Training Table kitchen in Memorial Stadium, cooking up some jambalaya recently.

The dish is his specialty.