Because fitness is a journey not a destination. 

We all need a little inspiration to stay committed to our fitness goal. At Runners High 'n Tri, we are inspired everyday by customers who share their journey and we are very honored to be able to be part of their journey one "step" at a time.

Share your fitness journey with us.  Please click on "contact us" button and tell us your story.  

August 17, 2020

Cancellations are very typical of 2020. We open our emails each week greeted by another race cancellation due to COVID-19. This is frustrating for those training and looking forward to their 2020 events, but Buffalo Grove High School teacher, Teresa Deal, and her niece...

February 8, 2018

Like many people, Ashley had made a bucket list of things she'd like to do. Among those items was "running a marathon before she turned 30."After her father underwent multiple surgeries, Ashley found that running had become a way to release fear and anxiety and make co...

January 21, 2018

Katie McHugh remembers how intimidated she felt the first time she walked into the gym she’d joined to work out. “I was 30 years old,” Katie says, “and 120 lb. heavier than I am now. I’d decided I wanted to get into shape because I was too young for simple things to be...

January 21, 2018

Mukesh Pitroda recalls a love-hate relationship with running starting in the fifth grade. “My interest in running started because my father had had a heart attack, and part of his preventive care regimen included running. I was inspired to start up, too and joined the...

January 21, 2018

In May 2015, Andrea suffered three unexpected—and terrifying—strokes. Without knowing it, she’d torn an artery in her neck. The blood clot from the tear flicked off and blocked bloodflow to her brain in three different places. The world started spinning and, as she rec...

January 21, 2018

How does a self-described “casual neighborhood runner” become a Six Start World Marathon Majors finisher? Many, many miles, convergence, and the support of friends along the way.

When Nick Pinto set out to run the 2009 Chicago Marathon, his longest run in training was 1...

January 21, 2018

As a child, Elie Rivkin says she was “a person always in motion. My first memory of being active is going for family walks when I was really little. To be playful, my dad used to run up behind us kids and clap his hands like footsteps. We’d take off running. I was comp...

January 21, 2018

John Moraris has a close friend to thank for the push it took him to commit to fitness. Last fall, a friend took him to play racquetball one day and, after their game, invited him to walk/run a mile on the treadmill with her. After that first day, he started running Mo...

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