Sunday, June 9, 2013

Why today was awesome

Saturday #2 in Chicago was equally as awesome as Saturday #1.

Why you ask? Well let me count the ways.

#1. Green City Market

Chi roomie and I may have completely mis-mapped this and thus misjudged the distance we had to go. BUT once we got there it was all worth it.

We biked, and I used one of her family's extra bikes. It was one of my first bike rides in a LONG time. A little scary, but I survived, and by the end of it definitely got it down. So go me on that accomplishment too!

I went to the farmer's market with the goal of getting rhubarb and peonies (since they're gorgeous and blooming right now!). I accomplished that and so much more.

Rhubarb, strawberries, and asparagus from one farm.

Michigan farms represent!

The most delicious cheese from another.

My highly sought after peonies.

Multigrain Bread

And as our early afternoon snack, a grilled cheese sandwich and a raspberry rhubarb well water drink.

#2. An afternoon green smoothie in a wine glass.


#3. Followed by afternoon yoga

Okay this actually wasn't the most amazing. First of all, I was looking at the wrong schedule, so instead of doing the hot power yoga, I instead did yoga sculpt, which was yoga with weights. Which i guess is really great strength training. But it wasn't what I was expecting. And the instructor just wasn't great. She wasn't really encouraging, she stumbled over words and phrases, and she just seemed really inexperienced.

Regardless, it was a decent workout, and I'm glad I went. second yoga of the week done.

#4. The perfect happenstance

There's a lululemon 3 blocks from my apartment. I've been trying to avoid it like a fiend because I know once I go in, I will buy something.

So I did that today. It was a really successful marathon training week so I justified it. And it just so happend to be the 1 year since the store's opening, so they were celebrating.

With pizza.

And one of the employees told me I could take an entire pizza home. Because it was getting close to the end of the day. And so I did.

naked pizza

so amazing. the superbiotic pizza

Also it was from naked pizza, which is probably my new favorite pizza place. Fantastic priorities, awesome website, awesome pizza. What else could you ask for?

The superbiotic has the following on it:

Love love love.

And it was the perfect happenstance because I have a long run tomorrow and was dying for carbs.

So thanks lululemon southport for fueling my long run, you're the best.


  1. I'm totally living vicariously through your life in Chicago. Your positivity is incredibly motivating. :)

    1. that is pretty much the sweetest thing i've ever heard :) thanks so much!