I am forever grateful to Maggie for fostering the awesome Chicago Running Bloggers community over the last 4.5 years.
Unfortunately, Maggie recently decided to step down from managing the CRB. I was very sad to lose the local network group, as were many others. After some discussion, Pete, Bethany, and I volunteered to keep the group going on a collaborative basis.
The Chicago Running Bloggers group "relaunched" earlier this week! It's already been a really fun experience. I think having the three of us sharing in the efforts makes it much easier to handle compared to a single person doing it all. Cheers to continuing the journey, and thanks again to Maggie for starting the local movement! =)
|Throwback to the CRB weekend getaway to Lake Geneva a few years ago|
Since this was a Chicago Mash event hosted by Brooklyn Brewery, the core of the event was a bar crawl. I'm not a beer drinker, so I didn't partake in any of the beverage offerings. That aside, the event opened my eyes up to several cute local stores and restaurants that I hadn't heard of before. Pilsen really is an amazing neighborhood.
Here are a few snapshots:
|Top L: Brooklyn Brewery display at the event's "trailhead"|
Middle L: Pilsen Community Books
Bottom L: Decor at Pl-zen
Top R: Verdant Matter
Middle R: Knee Deep Vintage
Bottom R: Mural outside of Simone's
|Upper L: Stumbled upon this big guy somewhere along 18th Street. I'm not sure what it represents, but it's a fun example of all the amazing street art in Pilsen.|
Upper R: Random snapshot of Adam with some of the Dia de los Muertos-themed art at Simone's
Bottom: At the "trailhead" with Monica from Chi Organic Girls and Natali
Earlier this week, the Windy City Bloggers hosted a member cruise on the Mystic Blue.
|All aboard with Maggie and Erin.|
The sailor hats were my favorite - I wanted to take mine home!
|Mini Italian beef sandwiches, mini hot dogs, mini tacos.|
|The giant Jenga made an earthshatteringly loud crash anytime it collapsed.|
Tonight I am participating in a Nike Unlimited Chicago Decathlon event where we'll get to "train like Ashton Eaton" (relatively speaking, of course).
|Ashton Eaton competing at the javelin throw during the 2015 World Athletics Championship|
Graceland under water
This weekend, Adam and I are heading to Memphis. It'll be my first time visiting and I'm looking forward to cramming in as much history, food, and music as I can.
|Stitch doing his best beachfront Elvis impression|
What plans do you have for the upcoming weekend? Have you ever thrown a shotput/javelin/discus, et al? Memphis aficionados, please share any local restaurant/activity recommendations!