Sunday, March 20, 2011

Where the wind blows

Workout: 3.1-mile run, 1.5-mile walk to breakfast and a planned walk with Denali

This weekend, Mark and I found ourselves in one of my favorite cities on the planet: Chicago.


We headed to the Windy City to celebrate my sister-in-law’s 30th birthday. It was a complete surprise – her flight from Colorado to Chicago and our drive in from Indiana, all courtesy of her lovely husband.


We spent the day eating and shopping and eating some more. And then they made the pregnant lady go to the bar and watch everyone drink wine and fancy cocktails.

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I’ll tell you one thing, though: I probably felt a million times better than everyone else this morning. In fact, I felt good enough to hit up the hotel gym for a 5K on the treadmill.

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It was a janky treadmill but I did appreciate the mints that the hotel staff had left for equipment users.

For my efforts, I was rewarded with the best breakfast in Chicago: Yolk. Seriously, if you are ever in the city, you MUST go here.


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I had a veggie egg white omelet with fruit and blueberry crunch pancakes. I tore through that omelet and about half the pancakes. The fruit was saved for the car ride home. Did you expect me to sit in the car for more than 1.5 hours and not snack? Ha!

Now we’re home and getting back to business – picking up Denali from the kennel and making dinner. Oh, and sending out prizes. My little “good” give way winner is …


It is hard to pee in a cup … and it’s even harder to pee in a cup and not knock it over. Not that I would know anything about that. Nothin’ at all. So e-mail me at hlthystrides at gmail dot com.

What did y’all do this weekend?


  1. I love Chicago! Looks like you had a great time!

  2. Dang girl - your weekend sounds like such a blast. I did NOTHING! Glad you were there to celebrate the 30th - that's a big one!

  3. I've never been to Chicago... looks like a great city!

    This weekend the hubby and I went for a run, went to church, tried a new Mexican restaurant (new for us, totally overrated) and now? it's noon in Hawaii on Sunday.... getting ready to visit a running store to analyze my gait =)

  4. it looks like you guys had fun. Now I want to try Yolk ASAP. I need to plan a chicago trip :)

  5. Yay Chicago! Such a beautiful city. I'll be there in about a month, for a short visit :)