Storm the bastille

Recommends070911_fullsize_story1 recommends, July 9, 2011

Published July 9, 2011

Whether you've had a little too much fun in the sun, an exceptional customer service experience or a first-hand battle with Summerfest traffic, this week's Recommends has your plan of action, plus even more stuff we like - just to keep things interesting.


2010 events I can't wait to witness

Published Jan. 6, 2010

I have a feeling that 2010 is going to be a pretty good year. The new year brings optimism that, as we emerge from a rather crappy economy, is palpable in all sorts of examples. I'm no futurist, but I have tracked down 10 of my most eagerly anticipated events of the year and that dates that they will go down.


And now, the downside of overtraining too quickly

Published July 13, 2009

Last Friday, I proudly recounted my ill-advised but ultimately successful plan to go from the couch to a 5K race in just a week. Today, I'm walking with a noticeable limp.


From the couch to 5K in one week

Published July 10, 2009

Exactly one year ago, publisher Andy Tarnoff watched FM 102.1's Jon Adler emcee the Storm the Bastille race to kick off my favorite French-themed Downtown festival. He decided, right then and there, that he would run in the Storm the Bastille in 2009. Here's the story of his ill-advised training for the race.


Fitness Buffet: Race for a cure or just for fun

Published April 25, 2005

Whether you're looking to beef up your quads -- or just your T-shirt drawer -- or you want to donate a few bucks for a good cause, summer in Milwaukee is the time to run and walk. Here's a great list to get you going.