|Posing at the expo with random person in a costume. I think it's an eagle?|
|Here I am playing the role of spectator before the race|
|5k runners waiting at the start|
|5k runners between me and coffee deliciousness|
I did a lot of back and forth during the race cheering on runners and trying to find my runner. I have a new appreciate for my husband. He always manages to get the perfect photo of me during the race and finishing. It can't be easy.
Because I had picked up my bib and packet, I had a ticket for the post race treats. I did enjoy some of the fondue. It was awesome. I didn't run, so it's less of an issue, but I'll admit I'd rather have a medal than chocolate. Clearly I get that's part of the deal, but for future reference I'd choose a medal over chocolate.
|My bib that I didn't get to wear. It did, however, get me some fondue.|
I've blogged before about running in Chicago and how much I love that town. This time, however, we spent some time wandering around in Millennium Park. Chicago uses green space masterfully. Even on a Sunday morning as we wandered around the park there were lots of people taking photos and enjoying a beautiful fall morning. I've often heard people say that if a city is trying to cut money they should just cut parks. Chicago is a perfect example of how wrong that logic is. Their parks are vibrant places that attract people. They are critical to what makes Chicago wonderful.
|Posing with the bean in Millennium Park|