>Chicago!

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Sorry I have been MIA. Life sometimes gets in the way, you know
A few weekends ago we went up to Chi-town for the Men’s health Urbanathlon. A group of people from my gym went last year and talked about it all year long about how fun it was. When the sign ups came around in June I knew I had to go this year. I got my team together and was ready to take on this challenge.



The Urbanathlon is a race you can either run individually or on a three-man team. I, of course, did the relay. I was the second leg of the race that included a 3 mile run, jumping over Marine hurdles that were over 5 feet tall, going under cargo nets, and climbing across monkey bars. I had a blast, and so did the rest of my team! For our first Urbanathlon we came in at 1:46:46 putting us in 454th overall. Hey, I’ll take it! I am looking forward to next year (I am thinking of running it alone!!).


Chicago is one of my favorite cities for a few reasons-shopping, pizza, & shopping! After the race we headed over to Giordano’s for their famous stuffed pizza. Seriously people, pizza doesn’t get any better than this.


We then went and did our shopping. I found a few cute things but by this time I was so tired. For some reason my body decided to wake up at 430 am on Saturday, and after running the race, going to lunch, and walking around downtown I was just DONE! But I was a trooper and went out Saturday night. At the top of our hotel (The Wit- read my husbands review here), was a bar called The Roof. The view was breathe taking and so was the drink prices ($14! But hey I was in Chicago so why not!). I enjoyed my Punk Rock Runaway(mount gay rum, lemon, Washington apple syrup, candied apple) and took in all the beautiful views.


 

Before we left my favorite city, I decided to walk down the street to take some pictures and find something for breakfast. I stumbled upon Argo Tea. It was such a next place! They had so many delicious looking drinks and I decided to go with the Mate Late (Yerba Mate, almond, and milk-YUM!) and a pumpkin muffin. If you live in Chicago, NY, or St. Louis you must visit this place! I am sad there isn’t one close to me! 


 

We had a great weekend and are already looking forward to next year!

3 thoughts on “>Chicago!

  1. >So awesome that you did this…another blogger, Healthy Ashley, did the run and blogged about it as well….and I even think she was in the same "coffee" shop as you?

    The race looked super impressive and I kept wondering how just one person could run the whole thing by themselves…..look at you thinking about it-AWESOME!!!!!!

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