Running Through Chicago

Hello everyone! I am here in Chicago, I landed on Thursday night and it has been a whirlwind weekend ever since! I have been running around to lots of different events, meeting tons of amazing people. It has been a blast so far and I am pumped to share my experience here at the Healthy Living Summit with you!

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I woke up early Friday morning at 6:30 am and had a fun little run planned with some blogger friends!

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We all started at the hotel and were ready to go check out Chicago!

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Since I have been here our little run has been the most I have been able to see of Chicago because our schedule has been so jam packed, so it was great to check out the city for a bit!

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Meghann, Sarah and I decided to head out on a little trail by the water

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It was a beautiful morning to run, a little hot and humid for 6:30 am, but it was great to get out there and check out the area!

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We ended up running an amazing route. We passed by an amazing aquarium and a massive stadium, which I definitely want to check out at a later date!

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We ran along the water and had incredible views of the city and the skyline on the way back.

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It was a chatty 6 miles! I love running with friends, the miles always fly by so much faster when you have people to talk to!

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I also  love when I come to a new city and there is an amazing running trail to take advantage of. It is a fabulous way to see some sights you might not have seen otherwise!

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I am also really impressed with the water area that I have seen. Like I said, I have never been to Chicago before or seen Lake Michigan, but it is absolutely beautiful! 

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Obviously we had to stop mid run for a photo shoot.

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Since I was attempting to pack light for this trip I had to leave my beloved camelbak at home, so I was very happy to see that there were lots of water fountains along the way.

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Gorgeous skyline, right?

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Going for a run bright and early was a great way to start by Healthy Living Summit experience.

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Always keeping this in mind….

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After a hot and sweaty early morning run I was ready to take on the rest of my day in Chicago!

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Have you ever been to Chicago? Any suggestions of fun things to do?

I am excited to check out the rest of the city later today and what I don’t get to see this trip, hopefully I will get to see when I come back for the Marathon in October!

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  • Reply sarah (SHU) August 14, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    yay! i had so much fun on this run. lovely pictures!

  • Reply The Sweet Life August 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I am excited to hear about your adventures in Chicago. I am coming there on Wednesday and have never been there before. So excited.

  • Reply Nicole Spang August 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Hey there! Have fun! I have been following you for about 9 months or so now. All this hard work has really been well worth it, hasn't it!? Looking great and in fantastic shape! Hard work pays off!!

  • Reply Kelly Olexa August 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I just found your blog today -with a few great others, based on the posts from HLS. So bummed I missed it this year but I'm all over it next year for sure! 😉 HELLO it is in my backyard!! Love your blog~ I just started running about 4 weeks ago and I am addicted already. Love learning from seasoned runners for sure..!!

  • Reply Cat August 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Oh wow, that is a gorgeous route!!

  • Reply ladypurpl August 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    The skyline and Lake Michigan look amazing – can't wait to see it in person! Your run route looked fabulous too!

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