A few weeks ago, my friend Kate and I were discussing her upcoming business trip to Chicago. Kate's attending a conference in Chicago for work, and had taken a few days off following the conference's conclusion for a little me time in a new place! Kate was feeling a little sad panda about going to a new place alone, and exploring a new city solo. Traveling is always so much more fun with a companion and it got me thinking, why can't I go with Kate?
I have the vacation time, I don't have extra responsibilities at home (a-hem baby Noels), and if it's cool with my Mr., why shouldn't I go cure some wanderlust with my friend?!
After doing some brief research, I discovered flights were crazy cheap, and my urge to be utterly spontaneous was increasingly with ferocious intensity. I really wanted to go on this trip! After work that Friday, I chatted with my husband and he gave me the all clear, That sounds like a fun opportunity for you, you should go! WHOA. Really? Before either party involved could change their mind, I booked my ticket. SNAP! I'm going to Chicago. This all transpired within about 6 hours.
At this stage, I had already invented the Chi Town Challenge which Kate references in her text. I am that Type A, goal oriented, gotta get to werkin on somethin type person errrbody loves (F em Elle says Mr. Noel). Kate and I both have a goal to reach for this trip. Mine is very simply, to look and feel my best. After a really rough summer, and allowing my amenorrhea dianosis to get me down, I could not be happier about having this goal to work towards. I refuse to focus anymore energy into situations in which I have no control. Hence, how I got my positive energy rolling back in the right direction.
|Kate and I at her smashing Birthday party this year|
|Ecard you script my life|
|LKB = L.K. Bennett (be still my heart)|
Kate and I are looking forward to all things tacky tourist, additionally, I have a half marathon to run (full training) while in Chicago. I'm gonna give myself a Chi town tour on foot! I'm incredibly excited about this aspect of my trip as well. I have well and truly crossed over to the dark side muahahaha
My questions for you:
What are places we must see?
What activities must we do?
Where must we eat?
Where must we shop?
Runners, where should I plan my route?