Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm until Friday.
As we march towards the end of November—a time for snow, some might say—we are instead seeing temperatures that look more like outdoor-sports weather. If your Thanksgiving Day plans involve running the Turkey Trot in Elmhurst, you will likely be enjoying some warm weather for the season. It will all be a distant memory by Friday, however, as temperatures begin to feel more seasonal. Here's your weather: Wednesday: Partly cloudy, high of 59, low-40s overnight. Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy during the day, low-60s for a high, upper-30s overnight. Friday: Look for a change on Friday, with 22 mile-per-hour winds ushering in cooler temperatures. Friday's high will be 38 and low, 25. Saturday: Mostly sunny, high of 34, mid-20s overnight. …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Turkey Trot breaks a record, with more than 7,600 runners.
The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Thursday morning brought a record 7,619 runners to Elmhurst. Even Santa was there. If you want to see what 7,619 runners looks like, be sure to check out the attached videos of the start of the race by James Nelson and Clark Maxwell. Patrick Geoghegan, 21, of Oak Park, finished first in the men's category with a time of 15:25. Elizabeth Boyle, 23, of Elmhurst, finished first in the women's category with a time of 17:21. And those York Swim Team guys are just, well, delightfully crazy. Some of our health conscious—and fun-loving—readers ran the 3.1-K race Thursday morning before gorging themselves on a Thanksgiving feast with family. It's like money in the bank when you run off your calories before consuming them…
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Black Friday shopping knocks the stuffing right out of me.
Nothing adds sparkle to your monotonous daily routine like a five-day holiday weekend spent with the constant companionship of your loving family. Entering the door after dropping my last child at school Monday morning I stopped and listened as the sweet sound of silence bathed my ears. Even the dog and the cat looked relieved as they smugly took their places on the sofa to relish their routine. The Thanksgiving feast was fairly successful, despite my pre-party anxiety. There were no major family fall outs (that I know of) and the only culinary hiccup was that we realized we forgot to serve the cranberry sauce. "Who even likes cranberry sauce anyway?" I asked my husband, hoping for reassurance. "It's an inferior sauce served on an …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Another colorful group of runners this year.
About 5,500 people attended the 27th annual Dan Gibbons Turkey trot in Elmhurst Thanksgiving Day. Elmhurst Native and York High School graduate Mark Fruin was the first to finish the 5-K race. Colorful costumes were sprinkled throughout the crowd. People showed up in snuggies, turkey-themed gear, bathrobes and even a chicken outfit. Proceeds from the race go to the Chicago Anti-hunger Federation, among other charities.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The hardest part about running is getting started, and really, that's not so hard.
As local runners prepare for the Chicago Marathon Oct 10, you may see them all hours of the day grunting and groaning along the Prairie Path, through good weather and bad. Non-runners often wonder why they bother with all the pain and discomfort, as they often don't look like they are enjoying themselves. But anyone who runs regularly knows it is addictive. There's nothing like that runner's high after a good run; annoyances and problems just seem to roll off your shoulders. It's therapeutic. Studies have shown that exercise can help alleviate depression, stress and anxiety. Fall is a wonderful time to take up running; the air is crisp and cool and the scenery is gorgeous. Why not set your goal for the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot on …