My co-workers and I decided to begin our first morning in Chicago with a City Running Tour. I've been following City Running Tours for a while on Facebook and Twitter and have been dying to give one a try. They are tours that point out sites in various cities - while running. We signed up for the Grant Park tour which started in Millennium Park (at the Bean) just near our hotel.
|Our group starting our tour at the Bean|
If you follow weather at all you'll recall that last week was a scorcher in the Midwest. The temps topped out in the 90s with extraordinary humidity, and even at 7:15 in the morning it was sweltering. This didn't stop a motley crew - three city advocates from Michigan, a married couple from Calgary and a woman from New Zealand - from braving the heat and joining our rock star tour guide, Michael, through Grant Park.
|Jumping for joy as we run by Buckingham Fountain|
|A beautiful view of the skyline from the south side of the park|
|Our entire group|
|Work it, work it.|
|Checking out the lions at the Art Institute|