Remember how I said I’m really awful about how I need things planned and it’s hard to find time to meet up with other peeps?
We’re finally making progress.
Ok, well not on the planning part. Lauren and I, much like with the running kids I met up with last week, emailed back and forth for over a month trying to work something out.
We’re both clearly a big deal. Finally, we found a chill Sunday evening to spend some time relaxing and chatting at John’s Place in Roscoe Village.
I’ve visited this spot recently, and Lauren offered to meet up elsewhere, but I said NO.
Because they have a solid patio and I did not have a burger the last time. And the burgers, according to their menu where they brag about winning Roscoe Village’s Burgerfest in 2010, must be something.
The bacon jam was what first weirded me out. But our waitress assured me it was more like a relish- just bacon chopped up really fine.
All in all, it was delicious. I expected more flavor from the bacon. But maybe the amazingness of the cheddar and BBQ had me all distracted. Who knows?
And I love that salad is a side they offer without charging extra for it. It’s a rare thing. Sad but true. I should really write Michelle Obama about this observation.
Anyway, Lauren and I had fun chatting it up about our lives, races, and mutual friends (like woah).
She’s sort of new to this particular area of the city, so hopefully that means she’ll need a partner to check out more places in the area…. I’m so selfless like that.
The meal was definitely a nice protein boost for my next few workouts. I say that mostly because I want to go back as soon as possible.
Well, that and I really have done ok in the morning workout department.
Especially since my roommate woke up earlier than I did today to catch a flight for her holiday in the sun. It left me with the ability to jump and stomp around all I wanted in front of the tv and not worry about waking her up at 5:00 in the morning.
She’s excited about her week on the beach. I’m excited because I can do The Shred in the morning and not wake her up.
There’s something wrong with this.
Either way, I need to work harder at the strength training (what’s new?) and this will help. That and going outside would have been a total downer. The humidity is a bit suffocating. But I’ll still brave it to get to the office with no complaints. I sort of have to. And the sooner I do, the sooner I’ll get to leave for the 4th of July holiday. Which isn’t nearly as exciting as it had been in recent years with an extended weekend.
Nevertheless, a day off is a day off. And I will sleep in. And lounge. And be lazy.
Have a good holiday, kids! I’ll catch ya on the flip side.