Day 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 – The Rest of Birthday Week

Sorry for not writing the past few days! Birthday week is officially over so I’ll give you a run down on what has been going on the past 5 days…

Wednesday, May 15 – MY BIRTHDAY!
My birthday celebration was great. My friend/coworker Sarah took me to thai food for lunch (I opted for cashew veggie w/ brown rice to keep it healthier). I did not workout on my birthday either. For dinner, I didn’t do as bad as I thought I would at Bricola – the Italian BYOB place we went to. I had pesto gnocchi, a few pieces of appetizer and lots of wine. 🙂 It was a great day to bring in 27 with the ones I love. Here is a picture from our dinner out. Thank you again ladies!


Thursday, May 16 – Day after birthday – HA!
Let’s just say this was a rough day and I was definitely not counting calories. I had Subway, one too many coffees, burger from Kuma’s Too for dinner…you name it. I felt pretty awful all day and was in bed pretttttty early that evening. 🙂 No workout.

Friday, May 17
I did really good on Friday. I worked out after work, ate healthy and did not go out. It was a relaxing Friday night in.

Saturday, May 18
Annie and I went for a 7 mile run on Saturday and wow, it felt AMAZING. We have the half marathon in a few weeks so we decided we should probably start putting our long runs in. We ran along the lake front – GORGEOUS day – and I must say, I have a new found love for running on the lake. I was always nervous and intimidated by it, since I figured everyone running out there were elite runners…but that is not the case at all. In fact, there were runners of all different levels soaking up the sun and enjoying the day, just as we were. Afterwards (and after burning 1,110 calories), we went to “Da Lobsta” and I had a lobster roll. Mmmm! So tasty! We then stumbled upon a popup shop that was only there for a day, and it was a French cheese company promoting French cheeses here in Chicago. Ummm BEST CHEESE OF MY LIFE! So dang good that I bought some…okay, a lot. LOL. That will be the death of me over the next few weeks, but it was so cheap that I couldn’t pass it up. We then opted for Fro Yo and continued to walk around downtown, burning more calories, so I didn’t feel too guilty. 😉 Saturday night we went out to see a Second City show, followed by drinks at a local watering hole where we met the famous actor Michael Shannon. Check it out!


So awesome and such a nice guy!!!

Sunday, May 19 – The End of the Weekend
What a great Sunday. Annie and I met again for a run (logged about 4 miles) and went to brunch afterwards. We then walked the entire city of Chicago and I felt like I was going to die. LOL. Not only was I super sore, but I got really sunburned, too. 😦 Take a look…


I am so mad at myself for getting that burned! Ah! Hopefully it turns into a tan though and doesn’t peel too bad. I guess it’s officially summer, huh? 😦 50 SPF for me from now on!!!! Super tired and time to crash…back to work tomorrow! XOXO

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