Sunday might have been Father’s day but it was all about the ladies as hundreds of women gathered at the start line of Athleta’s Iron Girl Triathlon Lake Zurich. After all, what better way for dad to celebrate Father’s day than to cheer on the women in his life?
Photo from Finisher Pix
This was not your average race. Over 300 women lined up to see if their training was going to get them through the one-third mile swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3-mile run that lay ahead.As one in a series of 19 Iron Girl events nationwide, this was a women’s only race that welcomed a camaraderie of women from ages 14 to 78.
Whether it was a mother-daughter pair, women from the area or beyond, everyone was really excited to be able to participate in something that supports health and wellness among women.
Photo from Finisher Pix
With such a successful inaugural year, there’s no better time to start training for next year’s Iron Girl than now.
One of the best ways to explore the natural areas of Lake County is by canoe. The views from the lake can offer up a totally new way to experience new areas, or give old favorites a new twist. Of … Continue reading →
This weekend I explored the Lakewood Forest Preserve. It was such a nice day out so without any real plans, I just got in the car and ended up finding a pretty interesting spot. I had heard about the bat shelter before and it’s mentioned on their website, but I didn’t know how educational (in a fun way) it was.
When I arrived, I was near Shelter E (map of the preserve), and when I saw a trailhead marker, I pulled over, parked, and started walking on the “Snozberry” trail. I immediately saw two beautiful deer jump out into the trail and then casually mosey by, followed by a beautiful red tailed hawk that flew away before I could get a picture.
After a few minutes, I found myself on the opposite end of the field that I had entered near, and I found an area devoted to bats! The whole section of this wonderful park had learning stations about bats, including what they eat and the importance of their presence in our natural environment.
The shelter is off limits to people but you can still hear them chirping to each other in their wooden box nests. Plus, because I was there around dusk, I actually saw a few of them flying in and out, which might be creepy to some people, but anything that can eat 1200 mosquitoes in an hour is alright by me.
On the way out, there was a meadow full of deer to complete my evening adventure. This preserve is definitely stocked full of wildlife and it was a really great experience.
Walking through the trails was a wonderfully calming experience and it really makes me wonder how many more fun places are waiting just around the corner in Lake County!
Fishing for coho salmon remained very good as we moved through the end of May. Weather stability remains key to keeping the fish concentrated but we seem to have a healthy quantity near Waukegan at the moment, and our charter … Continue reading →
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and for everyone who has been waiting for a few reasons to head outside, summer starts now! So dust off your favorite pair of flip-flops, because this weekend we are welcoming back some of … Continue reading →
As we continue to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week and educating everyone on the importance of travel, today’s featured front line work in the Lake County Tourism & Hospitality Industry is Anthony Massa, Front Desk Supervisor at the Lincolnshire … Continue reading →