Greetings from showy Chicago!
I got in yesterday to this at Chicago O’Hare (basically the greatest airport of all time, in my opinion).
My flight was uneventful and included no real good eats because the food selection at LAX is pretty awful. Anyone else feel like LAX has the poorest food selection of all time? There was nothing. My flight didn’t get in til 2 Chicago time and I kinda wanted to bring lunch on the plane but the options were limited. Also the line for Starbucks was crazy long.
I flew through O’Hare and happened on this horrifying thing:
It was at this time I considered heading right back to LA. Plus it was under 30 degrees. My blood has thinned and it was too cold for me. Don’t worry, I brought leggings to wear under my jeans. Obvi I didn’t head home to LA. I went to my parents house and ate cookies!
Then this happened:
Then I headed to the health club to run on the treadmill. I haven’t run on the treadmill for over a year and a half and didn’t really know what to expect. I set myself to go at my half marathon pace (10:00 mile) and every other song I kicked it up to 10k pace (8:40 mile). This was actually a pretty good workout for me! I don’t run with a watch so I almost never track my speed. This upcoming year I want to get into speed work so running intervals was nice to get used to the idea. I ran 5 miles in about 50 mins.
The health club can’t even handle me right now. That’s for you Amanda.
Then I came home and hung out with my little brother, probably one of my favorite parts of being home. We got Thai lunch in Evanston at Pinto on Central Street.
To start we shared Thai Rolls which had chicken and shrimp in them and a nut and mild spicy sauce on the side. Pretty tasty to start!
I must go now, there is tree trimming happening! Glad it finally feels like CHRISTMAS!