Saturday I spent my morning with about twenty of my new Chicago Running Blogger friends! Early in the morning, a few of my new North Shore BFFs (Kim, Bobbi, Marcia and Riyanti) met up at my place and I got to play bus driver as we chatted our way down to the city. Honestly, I don’t think there was a quiet second in the car and I loved every minute of it!
Once we got to the city, we met up at Erin‘s beautiful loft and then headed out for a rainy three mile run. The first mile I ran with Kim and Anne and got to catch up with them, so the first mile was a breeze. The last two miles I bonded with Cary over our love of breweries so the miles flew by in a flash. Then, we came back to Erin’s place for some fun!
I was easily persuaded by this crazy ginger to be beer buddies.
And, of course I had to try all of the amazing food that everyone brought. These bloggers really know how to cook and bake!
After the food, we all voted on best costume and Kelly won with her Santa snuggie over ugly Christmas sweater combo. She also won most Christmas clothing worn by one person that day. 🙂
I was the lucky (stealer) winner of a set of cat weights!
Just kidding, I happily stole Kelly‘s gift which consisted of several Picky Bars and other running goodies. I’ve been wanting to try Picky Bars ever since she told me about them months ago when we met for lunch during the Nato summit. I’m so excited to give them a try!
I’m so glad that I got to see lots of blogger that I have met before and meet some new friends! My husband’s probably really annoyed with how many times I have said how much fun I had, but I really can’t get over it. Bloggers are so fun to hang out with and they know exactly what I need in my perfect day. A workout, some good food, some good booze and some good fun!