Firstly, take pictures from the car with caution. 🙂 I was stopped in traffic, for the record! When I pulled into Chicago on a 14-lane highway to the city of my motherland’s skyline…I had to capture it! I’ve missed home! As calm as the country can be, I’m a city girl at heart! I’ve left Mr. Prevention and Miss Lily back in Columbus…just me and the fam this weekend (and next weekend when they come to see our new house and watch some football!)
Yesterday I worked nearly a full day, drove 5 1/2 hours to Chicago, and met my parents out for their town’s weekly “progressive dinner”, as I call it. For the “progressive dinner” you buy vouchers for participating restaurants where you can try a small portion of different foods. We tried (and shared!) everything from calamari to falafel to brownie sundaes. I left with a small food baby, as Juno’s friend referred to them. (Great movie, by the way!) I should’ve and would’ve taken pictures, but I was too wrapped up in family fun…sorry! 😀
Originally, I had plans to run while my parents were at their “progressive dinner” but when I got into town a few minutes ahead of schedule, they dragged me out…which didn’t take much effort on their part. 😉 When we got home at 9pm, I knew I still needed to squeeze in my run (ugggh!!!). I was thinking of Biz and my 101 Days of Summer Challenge goal! I need to stay on track!!
I headed out, staying close to my parent’s house.
Running safety: I carried my ID, stayed within 2 blocks of home, ran on the best lit sides of the streets, gave my family a time at which I would be back by, and did not wear head phones. I typically don’t run after dark, so I finished a quick 1.51 miles in 14:40 — nothing spectacular, but it felt great…surprisingly!
Question: Do you workout outdoors after dark? Do you take any safety precautions? Any fun weekend plans?
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
P.S. Thanks for all your workout song recommendations! I love them and will be adding them to my mix! 😀