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Off the couch, down the road: Cheryl Akert used running to help with IBS

Sept. 21, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Cheryl Akert used to have to put her head down on the table because her stomach was killing her. This was a problem because she was at work. And she worked at a day care.

She went through a CT scan and an MRI, endured scopes and a colonoscopy, and when they found inflammation, doctors told the 34-year-old she had IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome.

There is no cure for this, just a plan to treat and manage the condition, so her favorite doctor recommended a change in what she was eating. They cut out her dairy and gluten.

“That’s how was I living before, with a bag of potato chips sitting on the couch doing nothing.”

And then the doctor asked about exercise.

To read the press release that Lori Nickel wrote, click here.


 

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon Fills to Record Participation Rate in 35th Year

 

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (June 4, 2015) – Milwaukee’s Lakefront Marathon, the oldest and largest marathon in Wisconsin, just got bigger.

Once again, the race known for fast times and small crowds compared to other larger, Midwest marathons has reached its capacity. Yet this year, 400 additional people have been added, bringing total runners registered to a race record 3,500 runners for the October 4 event.

“We know that the marathon category continues to be a competitive one, especially for runners in the Midwest looking for a fall race,” said Jon Mueller, race director of the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon. “We’re so thrilled to be able to expand our field this year for our 35th year, and to be filled months before race day is a testament to my race staff and the more than 1,000 volunteers that make Lakefront such a special race.”

The 35th annual Lakefront Marathon, the signature event of the Badgerland Strider's Race Club will be held October 4, 2015. The point-to-point race starts in Milwaukee's northern suburb of Grafton and winds along Lake Michigan before finishing after 26.2 miles at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee.

The race will feature a one-day runner’s expo at the Italian Community Center on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The race will also be a 2015 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Regional Championship race. The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is the only RRCA marathon in Wisconsin, with the Badgerland Strider Ice Age Trail 50 Miler ultra-marathon also being named a regional championship.

To read the press release that Matt Braun wrote, click here.

 


 

Milwaukee's Lakefront Marathon selected as a 2015 RRCA Regional Championship


MILWAUKEE, WIS. (December 4, 2014) – Milwaukee’s Lakefront Marathon, the oldest and largest marathon in Wisconsin, has been named a 2015 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Regional Championship race. The RRCA Championship Event Series selects only best-in-class events and awards top-performing runners in varying age groups for both men and women.

The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is the only RRCA marathon in Wisconsin, with the Badgerland Strider Ice Age Trail 50 Miler ultra-marathon also being named a regional championship.

To read the press release that Matt Braun wrote, click here.

 

 


 

 

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