Another month, another recap of monthly favorites!
lattes :: Chipotle :: salads :: Thanksgiving food :: chili :: Quest bars :: oatmeal
monumental half marathon :: turkey trots :: blogilates
concerts :: road trips :: getting into the Christmas spirit :: spending time with friends & family
Onto the last month of the year! Hard to believe it’s almost the New Year. Here’s to making the most out of what’s left of 2014<3
(I like naming my blog post after songs, okay).
One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is running a Turkey Trot with my family. The past few years we’d always done the “Drumstick Dash” in Broad Ripple, IN, but last year we tried a new race closer to home, and smaller in size. We ended up liking it more and decided to do it again this year.
This year everyone in my family did it (minus one brother-in-law who works nights) so it was extra special. My dad had surgery at the end of last week and still insisted on walking it. He never takes a break, I tell ya. My mom, Hilary, and dad all walked it and Emily, Jordan, and I ran.
The temperature was a little chilly (and actually started to snow once we finished!), but once we got started felt perfect.
The course goes around the YMCA (where it is held) and through a nearby neighborhood. The race went by fairly quickly and I was ready to be done when I saw the finish line, hah.
My time was 27:44:36 which was about 2 minutes faster than last year. I’ll take it.
The rest of our Thanksgiving was spent at Jordan’s (my brother-in-law) parents’ home for a big Thanksgiving meal with plenty of food. It was a wonderful day indeed :)
Last weekend my best friend and I
ditched work took Friday off from both our jobs and headed up to Chicago to see the one and only Hunter Hayes in concert.
We’d last seen him this past August at the Indiana State Fair and when he announced another tour, we knew we wanted to see him again. Chicago was one of the closest cities he was coming to, and, well, who needs any more reasons to visit one of my favorite cities? ;)
We ended up getting pit tickets for this show and somehow got front and center. We may have had to wait outside in 20 degree weather for over an hour to do so, but we overheard some girls that said they had been there since 10am. You go girls. That’s hardcore.
The concert was nothing short of amazing. Hunter may have even touched my hand once ;)
We spent Saturday in the city doing some Christmas shopping and being the typical tourists we can be sometimes.
How cute is the ice skating rink that was below The Bean? Reminded me of NYC. Which makes me want to go there only about 1000x more now.
We listened to Christmas music, drank Christmas-y lattes, and officially got ourselves into the Christmas spirit. Cannot believe it is THIS MONTH. Times flies that is for sure. Till next time Chicago.