Wish ’em Luck at their Sunburst First

Know someone training hard for a Sunburst goal? Maybe their first 5K, 10K Half or Full marathon? Maybe it’s taking on the 5K walk without stopping? Or just shooting for a PR. Let us know — we’ll be publishing a lGood Luck list in the June-July issue, debuting at Sunburst packet pickup. Message RPM on the RacePlayMichiana Facebook page or e-mail us at …

Mayors' Ride 2016 Group Photo

Bike Michiana Coalition & Mayors’ Ride 2017 Details

By MARIAH CRESSY Have you heard the news? RacePlayMichiana has a new feature. If you haven’t checked out our Group Therapy page yet, it’s a must read. It’s full of free or low-cost groups getting together around Michiana to get moving! On the list, we’ve included all kinds of communities in case any Michiana-ganda-oosiers (what is our collective name, anyway?)/RPM …

Thank You! To all who donated toward the LaSalle Trail

Congratulations outdoor enthusiasts! In a total of 296 gifts, $100,119 was raised for St. Joseph County Parks on May 9 during the GiveLocalSJC campaign.  Bike Michiana Coalition’s generous grant of $15,000 will add to the efforts to finish the LaSalle Trail, which connects businesses and hotels, low incoming housing, a school, an assisted living facility and neighborhoods providing pedestrians and bicyclists a paved path …

George Cressy, III, on a run with RacePlayMichiana

An Interview with a Fully-Clothed [Running] Streaker

By MARIAH CRESSY On April 17, 2017, I logged a full year of running at least one mile every single day. This is a feat I’d tried to achieve twice before, only to have life get in the way. But this time, purposefully, I started the streak attempt on my birthday in 2016, so I would finally own the title …

All My Life’s an Interval

I workout in high-intensity intervals to maximize my excess post-oxygen consumption. My daily consumption requires eating in four-hour intervals to achieve optimum metabolic fitness. My fitness tracker zaps me when my movement intervals are not up to snuff and my dog snuffles me when I let the go-for-a-walk interval stretch too long.  Year intervals are nothing new, but I smile …

Huff & Puff Longboards Cruising to Success

At 21, Bremen resident Andrew Huff has kept focus on a long-term, longboard business “Many boarders understand the sport aspect of it, but they don’t understand the business side. I’d say I hit it a lot more serious than most. I knew I wanted to makeHuff & Puff boards happen.”  Andrew Huff, owner         Like many of …

Do My Knees Feel Better Because I Run?

“The pressure (or pounding) of each stride helps harden the bones and improves bone density. That pressure will also strengthen and improve flexibility of the joint because the ligaments and muscles that support the knees are reinforced by the stresses of running, improving the knees’ mechanics.” Dr. Edith Cullen, musculoskeletal and sports medicine specialist with OSMC Question From your editor: …

Taking Hip Pain to Heart

“One goal of early intervention is hip preservation. Treating some of these intra-articular problems can help slow and possibly eliminate the need for a total hip replacement in the future.”   Dr. Thomas Akre, orthopedics and sports medicine, Allied Bone and Joint         The holiday season is here and the Cubs have won the World Series. All …

Sugared Cranberries that POP!

Among the world’s healthiest of foods is the cranberry — packed with phytonutrients that offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health benefits. Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid. I couldn’t find quite as much to say about the sugar that …

A Few of My Favorite Things

For six years I have let myself have a little fun with the last issue of the season. The annual RPM Gifts for the Fit guide is intended to be just that—fun— ideas and what’s new from our local experts, and a few suggestions I dig up on my own. Here are some of my favorites things. (Photos included in …