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Twosday {Chicago Style}

New places I went while in Chicago last weekend: 
1) The Terrace at Trump Tower.  This bar/lounge/restaurant is on the edge of the 16th floor of the Trump Tower.  It has expensive drinks, food, and great views – particularly good for watching the Navy Pier fireworks! Though the drinks are expensive, it definitely feels swanky, and if you just go for one drink, or even maybe just a dessert or appetizer, it doesn’t have to be an expensive excursion.  I will warn you though that it isn’t a large space, so there is often a wait.  We got there around 9:15pm on a Saturday and had to wait about 45 minutes.

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2) Do-Rite Donuts. There will be a full review to come, but  in short: OMG YUM!

Favorite parts about going to see The Second City (which is also a place I visited for the first time):
1) It really was like what I would imagine seeing Saturday Night Live in person is like. I can see how so many people that start there end up doing big things!  I definitely recommend going to see it while you are in town if you can. Fair warning though, it is a bit on the edgy side, so don’t go if you are easily offended.
2) Old Town (the area of Chicago where Second City is located) is a pretty cute little area.  There are a bunch of different shops and restaurants, it feels a lot smaller than the big city that Chicago is.

Healthy choices made while traveling:
1) NOT walking all over the place before running a 10k.  I’ve been having some foot pain, and I’m almost positive it is overuse related. Usually when I am in Chicago I just walk and wander all over since it is such a walkable city, so it was kind of hard for me not to just wander to find food, but instead make a plan with limited walking.
2) Icing my foot every night, even when it wasn’t hurting a lot, as injury prevention. Katy wrote about how well Arctic Ease cold wraps worked for her and I knew I had to give it a try. They did not disappoint.  I love that they are ice and compression in one, and they are particularly handy for traveling since they don’t need to be frozen to stay cold!

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Favorite swag from the Zooma 10k that I ran:
1) The tote bag! I love that it is super cute and re-usable, not just another plastic bag.
2) The race tee! It is a navy blue tech tee, and the size that I got is actually a pretty perfect for me.  It is my first tech tee style race shirt, so that makes it a little extra special too.

*Twosday post inspired by Heather *

4 Responses

  1. Do-Rite is my favorite!! And their iced coffee is amazing too!

  2. Reading this just makes me want to visit Chicago even more (I’ve still never made it there). I can’t wait for the Do-Rite review, mmm doughnuts!

    • Yes!! I feel like once you make it to Chicago some sort of dessert tour is needed. Doughnuts, FroYo, Cupcakes, YUM!

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