Rita’s Tour of Trails: Busse Woods Elk Pasture

Another installment for the Ned Brown/Busse Woods trails, we’ve got the Elk Pasture portion of the trail. This particular portion starts at the fenced in portion where there, you guessed it, real live elk. I was kind of disappointed that they were mowing the pastures. I was sure I wouldn’t see any elk, since, well,…

Rita’s Tour of Running Trails and Parks

This afternoon, as I drove by a park I keep meaning to run, I felt the inspiration to start a new blog series. I’m out here in the suburbs of Chicago now, and I’m surrounded by parks, forest preserves, and running trails of all kinds. So, instead of “someday” getting to these trails, I’m going…

Push-Ups, Catch-Up and a New Month on the Horizon

The month of January has the goal of 3,000 push-ups for me. I’m behind where I should be on meeting that goal “easily” (i.e., had I done them every day, I would only have had to do 97 pushups daily, versus some days having to do over 200), but I’m catching up. I trust I…