I was in Chicago over the weekend (I know, I know, I’ve been traveling a shit ton). I was there celebrating one of my favorite people of all time, Sarah. She is literally one of the best people I’ve ever met and I’m so lucky to have her in my life. She was so much fun to celebrate, and it was awesome traveling with my Charleston besties for our sweet Sarah. Chicago is such an amazing city and we had such a great time exploring it…while being active. On Saturday morning we woke up and I was able to convince two of the girls to go on a run with me down Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street Beach and the Navy Pier. It was so pretty and such a great way to explore Chicago.
Here is a picture of Meredith, Rachel and me on our run. We let the Bachelorette sleep in.
We went back to the hotel and quickly cleaned up, met everyone else for brunch and then headed to Bobby’s Bike Hike for a 4 hour bike tour around the city. It’s funny because 4 of us meet 2-3 times a week for spin class at 6am, yet we’ve never actually gone on a bike ride together…we need to change that now that we’re home. It was SO MUCH FUN! We rode through some great neighborhoods, rode by Wrigley Field, and then ended up back on Lake Shore. It was recommended that we all stay in gear 2 or 3, but naturally we all had to bump it up to the highest gear possible. We could even picture what our favorite spin teacher, Kyle, would be saying throughout and joking about our cadence, whether we should be in or out of the saddle and which heart rate zone we were in. Here are a few pics.
Here’s the whole group with our super hot bike helmets
There was also a lot of dancing, that counts as a workout, right? Also, two of the girls may or may by have been seen doing pull ups on a pipe hanging from the ceiling. Not kidding, that happened! Ha! It was definitely a work hard, play hard kind of a weekend and I’m so glad to have such amazing friends with common interests to share it with.
While we were in Chicago, two of my clients, Heather and Meghan, who are also friends and in the 6am workout crew were at another Bachelorette Party in Key West. I got picture messages from them strength training while taking in the beautiful Key West scenery. They are so awesome!
Heather knocking out some tricep dips
Meghan and Heather getting after it