It’s not glamorous by any means, but that’s the best way to sum up the last few days spent with my friends.
Or, if we’re being lady-like, we’ve been sporting a nice “glow”.
Like at Old St. Pat’s Block Party.It’s one of the biggest street festivals I’ve ever been to! And the ticket we bought not only got us into the fest, but also gave us 5 drink tickets and access to the stage where The Barenaked Ladies were playing.
By the time they played “One Week”, I was having fits of excitement. You can’t deny they don’t bring you back in time…
After that, I also introduced them to the Mexican restaurant that stays open until 4 in the morning.
When I show friends the city, I REALLY show them everything.
Although, the late night did not go without consequence. Three hours later I was back out of bed to be picked up to cheer on this sassy lady as she “glowed” through the finish line:Annie came down to run the Fleet Feet Women’s 5k in Montrose Harbor yesterday!
I also decided to insert my shadow into the picture. Heeeeeyyyy-o!
I didn’t run (obviously a smart decision given my late night shenanigans the night before), but instead got my nails done for free at one of the tents at the race (best idea EVER, by the way).
After that, and an hour nap, we headed over to Lincoln Park to enjoy the sights and sounds.
Even Bailey joined. Which is awesome. Because nature hates her. And she was really pushing her limits- birds have pooped on her twice since we moved in together so I feel like her willingness to go was really just asking for it.
There was no incident. Thankfully.
This morning, after getting a full night of sleep (for once) and a night of deep dish pizza (tradition- obviously) and movies, I snuck out early for a neighborhood run. It was refreshing, but after consuming
a pound of cheese deep dish and the sticky heat, 2.8 miles were about all I could handle before walking my way back home.
Besides… there was breakfast to make:We have another day of exploring downtown in front of us. So we had to make sure and start the day out right…Oh yeah… those muffins are still making their rounds…
But anyhoo, I know this post is random and scattered but it’s only because we’re rushing out the door to beat the rain and hit those city streets.
So glad my friends love Chicago. And me. And come to visit me as much as possible.
Even if it means we’ll be sportin’ a sweaty glow in about 30 seconds after leaving my apartment.