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Carrera de los Muertos 2013

I loved last year's Carrera de los Muertos so I had to sign up again this year.

I got a ride down to Pilsen with Fuzzy and Erica (because they're super-cool and because Pilsen is not the easiest place to get to from Lincoln Square without a car).

We got there with plenty of time to spare, which was lucky because we actually needed all that time to park the car and get a parking slip and all that. We ended up getting to the starting line just about five minutes before the race started. Luckily, the gear check for this race is impeccable and once I had my bag checked I think there was still about three minutes before start time. So I stood around looking at all the scenery: with the sweet costumes and bright purple race shirts, along with the (artistic) graffiti on a lot of the walls along the course, I think Carrera de los Muertos has to be the most colorful race in Chicago.

How to Get Your (Old) Nike+ FuelBand to Work with the Latest FuelBand App Update

If you're like me and you have a Nike+ FuelBand (and after the release of the Nike+ FuelBand SE on Tuesday I guess we could say the OLD Nike+ FuelBand) and you sync it with an iPhone, you might be experiencing a few problems with getting your FuelBand to sync with your phone after the latest update to the app.

Because I spent an annoying amount of time trying to get this to work again, I thought I'd list out all the steps in case there are others out there experiencing the same problem (you go to sync your FuelBand witht he app and nothing happens...).

First, go into your Settings app and go to Bluetooth. From there, find where your Nike+FuelBand is listed under DEVICESTap the little information "i" and tap "Forget this Device" Now, hold down the button on your FuelBand until the little Bluetooth emblem starts flashing.Nike+FuelBand should show up again under DEVICES but it will say "Not Paired" - tap the information "i" again and it wil…

Chicago Hit-and-Running - Fundraising For a Brave Cab Driver

Disclaimer: This is not about running. It IS about hit-and-running, but that's a different sport.

Anyway.


I've never made a petition or a fundraising page or anything, but for some reason this video made me want to help this guy (the cabbie that is). In the video the cab driver tries to keep a guy that hit his cab from driving off by standing in front of his SUV. The thing about the story that got to me was how since the driver of the SUV turned out to be driving a stolen car (which means he's going to jail and not going to be paying for any damages even though he was caught) the cabbie now has to pay his $500 deductible to get his cab fixed and he was also disciplined by his company and is missing a week of work.