The premise behind this link-up is: "If we were having [insert choice of beverage here] together, I would tell you..."
The link-up started this past Saturday, so I'm a few days late to the party. The main reason for this is because:
Adam and I had a terrific Labor Day weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. I was blown away by the beautiful coastlines/landscape, serenity, and friendly people. It's never been more apparent to me how pictures simply do not do justice to certain places.
|My attempt to photograph the hilltop vineyard view of the Grand Traverse Bay. |
This doesn't come anywhere close to depicting what it was like in person.
The weekend's jaunts are a topic for a whole other post.
For now - I hadn't thought much about potential destinations if I someday move out of Chicago. But this visit got me thinking about all the reasons folks enjoy living outside of a city/suburbs. Wow!
I am testing out a Le Tote membership. Le Tote is like Netflix for fashion. They send you three articles of clothing and two accessories, which you can keep and wear as long as you like. Then you send them all back and get more. Shipping and laundering is all included.
Erin is a Le Tote ambassador. At a party she recently hosted, I got a great introductory discount code which convinced me to take the plunge.
This was the contents of my first shipment:
I am currently awaiting my second shipment and it can't get here soon enough. This service can get very addicting very quickly!
Starting this Thursday, I am running three races in four days. On Thursday night, I am running the Super Bears Shuffle 5K.
|From the Shamrock Shuffle expo back in March|
This Saturday morning, I'm running the Fit Foodie 5K, thanks to Erica.
Then this Sunday morning, I'll be running the Hub City Half Marathon in Crown Point, Indiana, again thanks to Erica!
The Bears 5K is definitely going to be just for fun. Comparatively, I'm considering attempting a PR at either or both the Fit Foodie 5K and the Hub City Half. The weather currently looks pretty good this weekend; both are flat, out-and-back courses; and both are probably not going to be very crowded. (On the flip side, both are inaugural races - but I don't expect that to be a huge factor.)
It's probably not a good idea to go all out for both of them, so I have a decision to make. More on this to come.
I somehow tweaked my right wrist yesterday. I think I hyperextended it trying to carry too much luggage to/from the car last night. It's made me appreciate how much we use our wrists, especially since I am very right-handed. Derp and blugh!