Chi-Tri Bloggers

This site was originally for Chicago based triathletes: hence ChiTriBloggers. But it quickly grew to a National/International database.  Not one to exclude others, we added everyone that wanted to be included, however, ChiTriBloggers still get a special nod on two lists... kindof like how we have two baseball teams.  
If you would like to add your blog to the roll, comment below!
Also, if you want to have a little blurb about yourself and/or looking for training partners, just let me know!

Jeremy Rielly- Triathlete, soccer player & coach. 2x Ironman Finisher! IM 70.3 WC qualifier, 4x marathon finisher.
Blog   Twitter

Mike McHale- I swim, bike, & run, play sensuous guitar, do calculus in my head, coach xc, and answer rhetorical questions. I'm an outlaw in Nepal and midgets look up to me. 
Blog  Twitter

Nicole Kesten -Slow AG who is a Full time working mom with a husband in law school trying to find time for Triathlons, Running and Golf  Blog

Ryan Frederickson- Pro Triathlete & Chemical Engineer at Purdue University -Cooking Challenged
Blog   Twitter

Stay At Home Dad with toddlers, newbie triathlete making the change from marathoner to aspiring Ironman.
Blog  Twitter 

IronmanDan  Blog 

Eric Beach  Blog

Elizabeth Waterstraat- Long time blogger, coach, athlete
Blog 

Eric Turner  Blog 

Karin Langer- Profane triathlete, architectural historian, fembot, yoga girl, and sea otter enthusiast.
Blog  Twitter 

Jennifer Harrison- Athlete, Triathlon coach, Mom of Twins and blogger!
Blog

Karen O'Reilly- Swimmer.Biker.Runner.Mother
Blog

Jamie Van Vuren
Blog 

Lauren Wong- Training for first 70.3
Blog

Steven Brandes - Kona Qualifier, 3x 70.3 WC Qualifier
Blog

Mike Orton- 2011-2013 AG National Qualifier
Blog 

Scott Lemke-  Triathlete ( athlete) and Bears/Hawks/Bulls fan!
Twitter 

Corey Parker-Moving to Chicago in late spring.  Will be training for AG Nationals in Milwaukee.
Blog

Alyssa Neiers- Triathlete, sort-of runner, engineer living in the Chicago NW suburbs. Going after my 2nd half Ironman this summer!
Blog

Mom2Triathlon- Newbie triathlete working out at Vernon Hills Lifetime
Blog

Staley- I was once a huge man topping the scales at 470lbs. I am now 204lbs and an endurance athlete.
Blog Instagram-tristaley

Steve-Returning to training and (hopefully) competition (triathlon and running--in that order) after a serious knee surgery:
Blog

Mike Hebert- Musings of an active duty soldier and his love for endurance events (Chicagoland)
*Mike co-manages our twitter and fb account and finally succumbed to start a blog
http://armytriguy.blogspot.com/

Kevin Chin-Member of the inaugural Ironman Foundation-Newton Ambassador Tri Team (Chicago)
@daRevoluCHIN
daRevoluCHIN.com 

Kelly the Culinarian- Training for her first 70.3
http://www.kellytheculinarian.com/
Twitter

Ryan Giuliano (Chicagoland)- Aspiring Professional Triathlete
https://twitter.com/speedygiuliano
rybread.com

Jacqui Giuliano (Chicagoland)-Runner and Triathlete
http://jacquiaubert.blogspot.com/ 

VKate (Chicago) - Gastroenterologist. Transplant Hepatologist. Ironman Triathlete. Chicago Foodie.
http://www.codebrowndr.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/V10kate

TooTall Fritz (Chicago)- Running Toward: Health, Wellness & Peace... Running From: Insanity, Screaming Children, Housework & a Big Ass
http://tootallfritz.com/
https://twitter.com/TooTallFritz

Scott David Johnson-(Chicago) Wine Pro & Age Grouper with Aspirations. 2013 Wattie Ink Elite Team Member. Ambassador to the sport of Triathlon. Dad. Proud to mentor the next generation!
scottyjracing.com 

JC Harris (Chicago)former 300+ pound cancer survivor now training for my first Ironman next year (have four 70.3's under the belt). 
www.FatSlowTriathlete.com 
https://twitter.com/FatSlowTri

Rachel (Chicago)- Just completed 1st Ironman (IMWI 2013) Blog about training, injury treatment/prevention (I'm a PT), and training/racing with Crohn's/ulcerative colits. 
http://imperfecttriathlete.blogspot.com/

Nick Rizzo -(Chicagoland) transitioning from a collegiate soccer player to a triathlete,
with hopes to become an Ironman someday
http://soccertotriathlete.blogspot.com/ 

Rick Lapinski - (Chicago) Tricoach and 3x Kona Finisher
https://twitter.com/RLapinski

Bethany Rutledge (Chicago)- Great idea! Looking forward to reading more triathlon blogs! I just started regularly blogging myself, too. 
www.BethanyRutledge.com

Ron Searle- (Chicagoland) a dad, business owner, ex-fatman, ironman, and Rev3 Teammate
www.fatman2ironman.com
@pcs_ronbo on twitter 
www.facebook.com/pcsronbo


Kimberly Shah- (Chicago) TRAVEL, RACE, PAINT & REPEAT
http://njoylifestyle.wordpress.com/

Coree Woltering  (Chicago)- I love racing triathlons (70.3 is my favorite distance)

Natali Villarruel (Chicago) -Runner.Triathlete
theracethatneverends.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/nvillar9

Matt Jennings (Chicago) - Triathlete/Sports/BigCity  **NEW TO BLOGGING!
http://mattjenningsintentchicagotri.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/MattJennings9_1

Amanda (Chicago)- Lawyer with a very costly swim/bike/run habit. A little clumsier than the average bear, but always emerge with a smile. Team TriSports.com
swimbikeruntheworld.blogspot.com 

Jessie Bohner (Chicagoland)*Crush Teammate* -Swimmer turned Triathlete. Training for 70.3 Racine and USAT Nationals!
http://sprinkledtwist.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/jeckabohn
  
Tony Demakis (Chicagoland)*Crush Teammate* - I am a dad, husband, graphic designer, triathlete, cook, hockey fan, founder of , creator of
http://thehealthydad.wordpress.com/ 
https://twitter.com/TonyDemakis 

Megan Thackrey (Chicago)  - Chicago-based Triathlon Newbie
theaccidentathlete.blogspot.com  
 


Brian Smart, MD. (Chicago) Ironman Triathlete, father of five, allergist/immunologist. Blogging about the scientific aspects of endurance sports along with other incredibly interesting topics.
www.drbriansmart.com  
@drbriansmart.com  
www.facebook.com/Drbriansmart  

Sarah Alexander (Chicago)- MBA + Elite triathlete. Defying boundaries in my pursuit of excellence. Blog chronicles adventures and lessons learned in business, sport, and life on the whole.
www.sarahealexander.com/blog
https://twitter.com/sarah_alxndr

Megan Hode - Chicago, IL- I'm a lifelong runner turned Triathlete over the last 3 years. RyBread Racing athlete. I took the bull by the horns and completed my first 140.6 only 14 months after my first triathlon.
Read about my quirks and follow my journey!
meganhode.blogspot.com
insta: mhode  

29 comments:

  1. Mike McHale: http://mchale76triathlon.blogspot.com/ and https://twitter.com/mchale76 Training for IMLP...thanks! Great idea...

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  2. I'll bite. http://newfangleddad.blogspot.com/ and https://twitter.com/newfangleddad Stay At Home Dad with toddlers, newbie triathlete making the change from marathoner to aspiring Ironman.

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  3. Cool site and great idea. We're not a blog, per se, but we have lots of random stuff up on our fb page that interests triathletes. Plus, we make some pretty cool triathlon packs, and we make them right here in Chicago. And we sometimes offer deals and discounts to Chicago area athletes.
    Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/DarkSpeedWorks
    Web -- http://darkspeedworks.com/

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  4. Hey, I'd be happy to contribute some stuff. Blog is eturnertri.com

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    1. Liz Waterstraat: Long time blogger, coach, athlete http://elizabethfedofsky.blogspot.com

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  6. Great site!

    Jennifer Harrison
    Athlete, Triathlon coach, Mom of Twins and blogger!
    www.jenharrison.com

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  7. Good idea! You created a great page.

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  8. Cool site! I'm at Laurenruns.com and am training for my first 70.3 this summer!

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  9. Thanks so much for the information about the site! I am looking forward to connecting with you all once I get to the city. We are moving at the end of April. I am Corey. Will be training for AG Nationals in Milwaukee. I blog at schnoodlesoffun.com

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  10. Great site! I'm excited to explore more around here!
    My blog: http://www.dont-look-down.com/ Triathlete, sort-of runner, engineer living in the Chicago NW suburbs. Going after my 2nd half Ironman this summer!

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  11. Very cool! I'd love to meet other triathletes, especially newbies like me. :) My home base is the Vernon Hills Lifetime Fitness. Blog http://mom2triathlon.blogspot.com/

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  12. Great collection of blogs! Mine covers my return to training and (hopefully) competition (triathlon and running--in that order) after a serious knee surgery:


    http://stillrunning1.wordpress.com

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  13. Hello All! I'm Veronica. I blog at http://www.codebrowndr.blogspot.com/ training for Ironman Wisconsin and a lifetime of fitness.

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  14. Hi ... I am a former 300+ pound cancer survivor now training for my first Ironman next year (have four 70.3's under the belt). My blog is at www.FatSlowTriathlete.com and twitter @FatSlowTri.

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  15. I'm Rachel, started blogging while training for my first Ironman (IMWI 2013) mostly just to get my thoughts down, but now intrigued by the whole blogging community! I plan to include stuff on training, injury treatment/prevention (I'm a PT), and training/racing with Crohn's/ulcerative colits. http://imperfecttriathlete.blogspot.com/

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  16. Great resource. Brian Stover. Coach and not as much blogging as I'd like. Lot's of product reviews, training info especially regarding power and general thoughts, observations and even non triathlon related stuff. http://accelerate3.com/blog/.

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  17. Great idea! Looking forward to reading more triathlon blogs! I just started regularly blogging myself, too. www.BethanyRutledge.com

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  18. Very cool! How about a dad, business owner, ex-fatman, ironman, and Rev3 Teammate
    www.fatman2ironman.com
    @pcs_ronbo on twitter
    or www.facebook.com/pcsronbo

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  19. Natali Villarruel - http://theracethatneverends.blogspot.com/
    Chicago based artist, foodie, runner and triathlete

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  20. Love this blog!

    Jessie Bohner - http://sprinkledtwist.wordpress.com/
    https://twitter.com/jeckabohn
    Swimmer turned Triathlete. Training for 70.3 Racine and USAT Nationals!

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  21. Great site!

    Gabi Torres - http://leangreenislandgirl.com
    @LeanGreenGabi
    Runner turned triathlete. Training for 70.3 Raleigh and IM Louisville!

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  22. Fantastic Idea to create a community like this!
    Ironmanstefan.wordpress.com
    Thank you for the oppertunity :)

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  23. Nice Site.

    Chicago-based Triathlon Newbie
    theaccidentathlete.blogspot.com

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  24. Brian Smart, father of five, Ironman triathlete, Allergist/Immunologist.
    A scientifically-oriented blog about the science of endurance sports and other incredibly interesting topics.
    Www.drbriansmart.com
    Twitter @drbriansmart

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  25. Awesome directory/database! Here's one more for ya:
    Sarah Alexander - MBA + Elite triathlete. Defying boundaries in my pursuit of excellence. Blog chronicles adventures and lessons learned in business, sport, and life on the whole. www.sarahealexander.com/blog
    Twitter: @sarah_alxndr

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  26. Amanda Marek- co-founder of Endurance Evolution Multisport, triathlete, triathlon coach
    www.coachamandamarek.blogspot.com/

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  27. Valuable piece ! Apropos , if someone wants a a form , my boss filled out and esigned a fillable document here http://goo.gl/k39Ncz

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  28. Megan Hode - Runner turned Triathlete, Nerd, travel feen, Disney lover :)
    meganhode.blogspot.com

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