A week without running wasn’t nearly as (emotionally) painful as I thought it would be.
Yes, I have been very un-Tomato Faced over the past 8+ days.
First, I was prepping for a cross-country vacation. Second, Philly and my vacation destination were hit with a blast of wintery weather. Third, I was walloped with a nasty cold. No wonder I’ve been behaving badly.
I had been planning on a nice run on Monday since I had off from work, but I was just too preoccupied with packing for my trip to Chicago (who does that in the winter??? Oh yeah, me.) to put on my sneakers and hit the trail. I swore I would fit in at least one run while in the Windy City. Um…
Vacation time came, and no big surprise, it was COLD in Chicago. I had packed one running outfit in preparation for my trip, but I was too chicken (and too cozy in my nice, warm hotel bed) to brave the Midwest weather for even a short jog.
Come the end of vacation, I was treated to a lovely sore throat, headache and runny nose. It’s going on Day 4, and I still feel super cruddy. I’m crossing my fingers that I can run tomorrow, but I don’t make any guarantees.
Since this week was a bust running-wise, I thought I would share some pics from my lovely vacay. I may not have logged any miles, but I did eat and tour my way through Chicago just fine.
|Chicago deep dish pizza (and lasagna!) at Giordano's.|
|Yes, I am 25 years old (going on 26), and the Disney Store still brings me indescribable joy.|
|Tiffany mosaic ceiling at Marshall Fields.|
|We won first row lottery tickets to Wicked!|
|My best bud Benny Franklin is everywhere.|
|View of the Chicago skyline from the Lincoln Park Zoo wetlands.|
|Disney Christmas tree at the Museum of Science and Industry,|
|The prop book from Snow White at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.|
|Walt Disney's formal office, recreated.|
|Mary Poppins's carpet bag!!|
|Feed the Birds.|
|Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow costume.|
|Giselle's Enchanted gown!|
Tell me about the weather where you live! Are you still running outside, or have you switched to the treadmill? Any tips for running with a cold?