Monday, July 13, 2015

2015 Humana Rock 'n' Roll Race Series - Chicago

This weekend the Rock ‘n' Roll race series returns to Chicago. I'll be running the 10K. There IS a medal involved!

I ran a Rock ‘n' Roll series race in 2011, finishing the half marathon distance in Chicago. It's a well put together event that I'm looking forward to returning to it. Humana is the series-wide partner and title sponsor for Chicago.

Humana has some fun activities for race supporters to participate in 2015. Runners, family, friends and supporters can share their well-wishes and words of encouragement by visiting or by visiting Humana's booth at the expo. Messages entered at the booth or through the website and app will be displayed at the beginning of mile of 12. In addition to the digital billboard, Humana's very own, personal Cheer Squad will line the last mile of the race - Humana's Inspiration Mile, to provide motivation for that last push to the finish line.

This year's race hash tag is #RockYourHealth. Rocking my health means finding enjoyable ways to stay active and healthy and running is the perfect way for me to do both. I'll be tweeting the #RockYourHealth hashtag during the race. Follow all the participants' race day progress and find inspiration on how to #RockYourHealth from Humana.

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Humana.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Historic Run: Exploring Oak Park and River Forest with Fleet Feet

Running nerds took to the streets of Oak Park and River Forest for a post Fourth of July historic run with Fleet Feet Oak Park. I started running in Oak Park. The amazing architecture, massive trees and wide roads are very runner friendly.

The tour started in Downtown Oak Park and wound through a few points of interest.  The first stop of course was the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour took on a whole Mafia gangster theme as the group learned many of them lived in the area.

 This is Tony 'Big Tuna' Accardo's ostentatious former home - gold gates and all.

This was the first historic run from the Oak Park location. In one hour, we barely scratched the surface of all its points of interest.  Oak Park and the surrounding villages have plenty of history to explore in runs to come!

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