Rooms ‘n Runs

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 13, 2010

Good morning!

My alarm went off after too little sleep. I opened my peepers and I had NO idea where I was for a split second! Always strange waking up in a hotel room.

In all the excitement last night, I forgot to show you pictures of the room. It’s very historic feeling. Very high ceilings and lots of thick baseboards and crown molding.

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I think Kath described it best when she said it was like a college dorm room…just much bigger and nicer. (My dorm room was not very nice and very tiny!).

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My desk blogging station!

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Very comfy bed. Once I was able to sleep (my mind swirled for about an hour), I slept like a baby! Eric was out like a light as usual. ;)

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Our views:

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Such a beautiful city!

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I got up regrettably after too little sleep! I set the alarm until the last possible minute and quickly got ready for the group run. I inhaled a Run Glo Bar and filled my Camelbak!

Nice stash, eh?

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Pre-run snack was Run Glo Bar:

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Post-run snack was a juicy apple!

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It was around 7:15 when we left and already very hot!

Running friends!

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I’m not sure why I brought my music because I didn’t need it today. I guess just out of habit! We were all like zombies this morning from lack of sleep.

This quickly woke us up…

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Gorgeous!

We ran about 1.75 miles with the group and then they turned back for a tour they are going on. Freya and I continued on and completed about 7 miles in 1 hour.

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Freya came all the way from England! She is such a sweet English Rose. ;)

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It was super hot, but we enjoyed each other’s company and the scenery! How could you not?

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Glad I saw this because I was loosing steam around mile 6!!!

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When I got back Eric was still having a wonderful sleep! I was a bit jealous, but very happy I ran those 7 miles.

We are meeting a group to go out and photograph the city and have brunch/lunch. Should be fun! I need to put LOTS an of sunscreen on as I think it is supposed to be over 100 degrees today.

Have a great Friday!

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Stasi August 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Welcome to Chicago Angela! I’ve been reading your blog for about a month now and it’s been SO inspirational! I love your sunny outlook on life and drive to go out there and make everyday a matter. I’ve never posted anything before, but since you’re visiting my city I wanted to welcome you. Enjoy yourself and try to stay cool out there :)

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Elli @ 16 and Losing It August 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm

What a beautiful hotel room! Chicago is such a beautiful city! 7 miles in an hour is great! Sounds like a good way to start off the day. I love running in the morning, it wakes me up and helps me feel fresh (after my shower of course!)

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Penny August 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I. Am. Jealous.
:-)
I wanted to attend HLS last year, but alas, I was 9 months pregnant. This year, alas, I have a baby. Funny how that works huh?
Maybe next year……..
:-)

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Anna August 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm

You ran 7 miles in this crazy heat and humidity?!?! (I live in Chicago) That’s dedication!!

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Allison August 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm

You will have a GREAT TIME..Chicago is a WONDERFUL CITY. It’s gonna be hot so be careful. We are neighbors now, I live in St.Louis.. Enjoy, enjoy..

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm

It’s so gorgeous!! I bet running through that city was a peice of cake with so much to look at.

Have fun with the rest of your day!!

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Ashley August 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Just lovely. However, I am missing from the photos!! xo

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Tori August 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm

A Big WOOP WOOP to the joining of my two favourite bloggers!I’m so happy Freya is there representing th UK!looks like an amazing run.hope you’re all having a great time-so excited to hear about he rest of your adventures!

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Darcy @ shesingsatthetable August 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Nice going on the long run in the humidity! I’m not all that far away from Chicago (in Iowa) and it is definitely air you can WEAR!

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Kristina August 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm

AHHH…as a chicago native you have made me miss home! The last hotel I stayed at in the city was the Congress. So old town feel! Enjoy that beautiful city and don’t forget to walk to the BEAN!!

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The Wife of a Dairyman August 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I have a real difficult time getting up in the morning for my 5:30 boot camp class but once I’m at the gym….it’s all good and I’m so glad I made it:) no better feeling than a good workout to start the morning:)

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sassy molassy August 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Ooh, I love your tank top angela! Great color.

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Hahaha, like a college dorm – I wish! My dorm room was like jail cell! :P

Way to go on your run!

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chelsey August 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Good job on the 7 miles! Especially in that hot and sticky weather!

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alanna August 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I hope you ladies are having tons of fun in Chicago – it is one of this NYC girl’s favorite cities. I wanted to recommend a great restaurant, since you seem to be in need. Gioco’s on Wabash Ave – I had the most amazing brunch of my life and a delicious lunch salad as well. It’s probably a hike from your hotel, but totally worth it.

Have fun! Alanna

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Wei-Wei August 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

Wow, great run! Does Freya have a British accent? ;) I can’t believe she came from England! Gotta go check out her blog again. :D

Wei-Wei

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Amie August 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

Angela,

I can’t believe you’ve never been to Trader Joe’s! I live in Chicago and I love that store!!!

Amie

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Marcie August 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

That’s my husband’s cousin in that group picture! She’s the last on the right. Jessica writes Fit Chick in The City in New York! I’ll have to tell her that I saw her on your blog!

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