Sam and I went up to Chicago last weekend and had a great trip. There’s so much to tell…
We woke up before dawn on the longest day of the year
As soon as we got into the city, I met up with Jess and we went for our long run together. The first thing we saw when we got onto the lake path was this lady running with a dog balloon:
We thought she was crazy until we saw this sign and realized that there was a race for PAWS going on.
This ended up being a good thing because we got really thirsty around mile three and managed to convince the volunteers to let us have some gatorade even though we weren’t part of the race. Thanks PAWS! After 8.5 miles, we went back to Jess’ place to shower and relax with this very snuggly lady:
That afternoon, we went to a rooftop party celebrating our friend’s graduation from his MBA program at Northwestern. We ended up walking like half a mile so I’m going to add that to my daily total and say I did 9.
This guy was the highlight of the party. I think you can see that we are in love.
We watched a storm roll in from the rooftop, then ran inside when it started pouring. This was a bit of déjà vu for me since the same thing happened at our rooftop wedding exactly a year ago.
The next day I met up with my friend Jess at one of my favorite brunch places, Southport Grocery. I don’t know how I’ve been there so many times without ever trying the grown-up pop-tart:
Then I went to my favorite cheese shop Pastoral for some goodies
Which Sam and I enjoyed later on a little anniversary date in Millennium Park
If you’ve never tried Stiegl Grapefruit Radler before, I highly recommend it. It has a low alcohol content and is just a bit fruity- perfect for summer.
The next morning, Sam joined me for a short run along the lake path and through Millennium Park
This is where the start line for the Chicago Marathon is. See you in 3 months!
We saved the best for last: before we got on the road, we had lunch at Irazu and ordered 3 of their mind-blowing oatmeal shakes! More on that later 🙂
I miss you Chicago!