So I was definitely bummed that my workout got pushed to after work. Mostly because I planned my night around having that done already. But I’m glad to hear I’m not alone in the occasional struggle with the alarm clock.
The run still happened. My favorite treadmill was wide open. Then again, most of the machines were. It seems lots of people shy away from working out when the weather turns? Other than Mon flying away on the elliptical and another guy aimlessly wandering around in the weights section, it was empty. Sweet!
The run started like any other run, but then I developed a stitch in my side by the end of the 2nd mile. And it WOULD NOT go away. So I had to stop. But only for a minute and I was back up- just not going as quickly. I still ran a full 4 miles. But much slower than usual. I don’t know exactly- maybe an 8:50 pace?
Eh. At least I got it done- even after accidentally sleeping in.
Has anyone heard of Portillo’s? They’re a Chicago fast food chain that specializes in things like italian beef and hot dogs and such. As much as others rave about it, I’m not a huge fan. I mostly blame this to the fact that they only have krinkle-cut fries. For some reason, I’m just not down with the krinkle. I’m more of a waffle or curly fry kind of gal.
Needless to say, I haven’t been there in a while. But Mon occasionally goes there for lunch and brought this little gem to me this week:She swore it was “life changing”. The salad dressing. She hasn’t read the book yet. (And yes, I’m so excited to FINALLY be getting to read Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.)
I said “woah now- that’s a pretty bold statement, Mon.”
She said, “OH- just wait and see”.Even Chelsea was smiling at me in that pic. She knew the Portillo’s house dressing would be A-mazing. If I weren’t in public, I gaurantee I would have licked the container. But that wouldn’t have been lady-like, so I didn’t (I promise, mom!).
Mon says they sell the dressing by itself at the restaurant. It’s a good thing I don’t frequent Portillo’s. But I can promise you that next time I go there, I will be leaving with a bottle of it.
What’s your favorite type of dressing? For salads, I generally go with some sort of balsamic variety. And of course I’m not a stranger to ranch- but it usually is used as a condiment for other things like sandwiches or pizza…
So do you realize how excited I am about this weekend? Obviously people know about the marathon, but my MOM is coming to visit and watch with me! My cousin is pretty much super human and will be one of the thousands of runners out there- so a few of “the girls” (aka my mom and a couple aunts) will be roadtripping up to spend the weekend with their daughters. Is the city ready for a surge of my family population within it’s limits? We shall see…
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