The Starting Line

The Starting Line

The Fit List

Good luck to the St. Jude Champaign to Peoria runners this weekend! If you are in downtown Champaign this evening, be sure to cheer them on. They’ll leave from downtown at 6 p.m. to start their run to Peoria. Here’s your list of races:

Friday, Aug. 1:
Midnight Mayhem

More than a workout

Denise Warner of Tolono tried exercising to workout videos. She tried various group fitness classes. She tried an online beginning running program (for a month). None of it stuck.

Last December, Warner tried the Chix in Training fitness program in Savoy, at the suggestion of a friend. She hasn’t missed a session since she began.

The Fit List

Here’s your list of races. Now go have fun!

Friday, July 25:
Deitweiller at Dark

The Fit List

This week’s weather has been AWESOME. Here’s hoping we can hang onto that for a few more days ... Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of July 19-20:
Run for the Bagel

Courageous rider

The weeklong bike ride through Minnesota has been a summer tradition for Jeri Lake and her family, part of their lives since 1996. They have all ridden the Habitat 500 Bike Ride — a seven-day, 500-mile ride to raise money for Habitat for Humanity — at least once, and they’ve also volunteered as part of the ride’s support crew.

The Fit List

Happy Friday. Here’s your list of races for this weekend, and the next few:

Weekend of July 12-13:
Fisher Fair 5K

The Fit List

It’s the July 4th edition of the Fit List, coming at you a day early. Happy Fourth! Here’s your list of races:

Thursday, July 3:
Rockin’ the Runway 5K

Taking to the air

The trapeze artists hang in graceful positions in the air, their toes pointed, supporting themselves on the trapeze bar by their hands or knees or ankles. Their movements are a combination of art and athleticism, such as ballet or gymnastics.

The Fit List

Race the Kracker Klassic tonight, or the Gifford 5K tomorrow, or pick another race or ride this weekend and have fun! Here’s your list:

Friday, June 27:
Kracker Klassic 5K

The benefits of intense exercise

Pushing yourself during an intense workout results in greater fitness benefits than lighter exercise, according to a new study.

Here is a link to The New York Times story about the study.