A good friend sent me a video clip on Friday from a favorite classic movie of mine and Jake. It was from "Blues Brothers". It's the scene where they get in there car and HIT IT... to Chicago. Well, that's what Jake and I did this weekend. WE HIT IT! I took a bunch of pics so I'll just fill in the blanks with captions.
What we saw at the baggage claim.
We got to Chicago on Friday, so after checking in we went for a walk.
We then walked along Lake Michigan.
We were feeling a little tired, so we went to the movies. We saw "Moneyball". It was a good. Then we walked down Michigan Ave. to the hotel, but we stopped and did a little shopping.
We woke up Saturday and walked to the Expo. It was a little walk, but very scenic.
Then we got to the Expo. A runner's heaven.
There were names of all the runners in the red and blue boxes.
(My friend, Kim, suggested it.)
After dinner we thought we could walk back to Michigan Ave. to buy the kids some gifts. We ended up walking 4 miles. But it was a fun walk.
Sunday, we ran. (That's a whole different post!) Then we went to The Peninsula Hotel Spa for 60 minute Swedish massages. (I recommend this for ALL marathoners!) Walking as new humans, we met a friend of ours for dinner at Gino's East. It was good to see him and meet his family. His girls are so cute!
After dinner, we walked to the hotel. I stopped at Niketown and picked up my commemorative jacket that I had personalized (for free). I was tired, but very happy. This weekend was amazing!