My laptop is home, and the world is right again!! Waffles sure missed sleeping on it, and walking all over it while i try to type.
My weekend was (shocker) jam packed. Friday night, we went and saw GirlTalk!
This was my third time seeing girl talk, and it did not disappoint! As usual, i sweat more than i normally do during a 20 mile run. It gets so freaking hot in the Congress theatre, especially when you are smushed in with so many people trying to dance to a perfect fusion of music from the 80's and hip hop.
We didn't end up going to bed until almost 4:30, which is when i usually wake up to go running. Needless to say, i was useless saturday. I did some cleaning, and met up with rachel to run some Team Run for HD errands, and that was it. Sunday morning, i had a 20 miler on deck, and ran with the Sunday CARA group. They were all really nice - it's a MUCH smaller group (maybe 10-12? way better than 50) The only downside was the 90 percent humidity. It was so unbearably swampy. I actually was wringing out my clothes at all the water stops. I ran into Pete B at mile 18, and he slowed down long enough for a photo op and quick hello - man is he fast!!
I look like i just took a dip in lake michigan!
After my run, it was time for puppy class. It was bad. Like, real bad. She does fine when we work with her at home, but as soon as she enters petsmart, she goes beserk because of all the other dogs. She will not heel. All she does is pull as hard as she can, sometimes flipping herself over with excitement. We had to get a special super intense harness that goes around her mouth and pulls her snout down whenever she pulls. Upon putting it on, she laid on in the middle aisle of the store, and REFUSED to move. At all. It was a full fledged temper tantrum. They even recruited a SECOND trainer to try and work with her, and it ended up being a complete, embarrassing failure, and we carried the little brat out of the store.
We were so stressed, we stopped at a bar after dropping her off. In the middle of the day.
Then we had to get home to start cooking dinner, because Matt's parents were in town. Thanks to Kelsey at Ready, Set, Feast, i had the recipe to make the same green beans that Matt and i had when we went to Girl and the Goat! Believe it or not, it was a total success, and they were AMAZING!!
Then on Monday, we took them on an architecture boat tour down town - it was perfect weather, and i was so impressed by some of the history of Chicago i didn't know, despite living here for so long!
Matt was in charge of the camera, and neglected to photograph any of the modern/international style buildings, which were my favorite. (Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe is my homeboy.)
We also went exploring in the city, and by the time Matt and i got home, we were EXHAUSTED! Such a fun weekend - now time to get ready for the Chicago Half Marathon next weekend!!