Friday night was my work holiday party. I thank the heavens that there are no pictures from that night. My over competitive self was tricked into drinking too much via a "who can finish this beer faster" challenge. I seriously need to learn to accept defeat. Any way, it just went on a downward spiral that resulted in a few of us somehow finding our way to boystown in the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, i totally embarrassed myself.
Even worse, i had the Chicago running blogger meet-up the next morning!
This involved very little sleep, and drunk guacamole preparation. I showed up super late because i had forgotten my gift, and only made it in the nick of time for the fun run, which was a 3 mile rainy run through the west loop area! As always, i am a model of healthy living.
|Stolen from Erin, the hostess with the mostest.|
We had a Yankee Swap gift exchange.....And i made quite a few enemies by stealing the coveted Saucony gloves - with bonus socks!! (Sorry Cary - don't hate me!)
After that, i met up with a coworker, to try and sort through the details of our drunken night, and then i had to get things ready for Sunday.
My BFF Rachel and I got to attend an amazing salon to see a child prodigy violinist perform. We are hoping to work with the family over the next year to help with Team Run for HD fundraising. After the salon, we hit up the Christkindl market for some spiced wine, and amazing smells. Neither of us eat sausage, but damn it smells good!
I had just enough time to tidy up before my cousin Sherry came to visit with her daughters! Her youngest daughter Trinity is at work with me today to learn about design. She heads off to college next year, and is thinking about graphic design as a major. So obviously, we are all talking her out of it. J/k. Maybe. It was super nice to have my family in town - no one ever comes to the big city. In the 10 years i have lived here on and off, there is only one cousin brave enough to visit - Ammanda, who ran the 5k in September for HD! We spent the night chatting, and waffles became very attached to Sherry, and insisted on laying across her shoulders most of the evening!
Needless to say, very little running got done - there is too much going on right now. Luckily marathon training starts next week, just as Christmas ends. I heard on the radio this morning that in the month of December, we spend more time away from home that in our home - do you think thats true??