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With Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago in a few weeks [eekkkkk!], I have started thinking about what I am going to do while I am in the windy city!
My first stop in Chicago will likely be a coffee shop – hello early morning flight! Between wanting to be along the Lakefront trail, the expo, and my AirBnB, I have done [very] little research on a couple options…
- HERO Coffee Bar
- Dollop Coffee Co.
- Colectivo Coffee
- Elaine’s Coffee Call
- Harry’s Cafe
- Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea
Any recommendations Chicago natives and friends?!
Second stop – the EXPO! I can see myself spending a decent chunk of time at the race expo checking out vendors and just stretching my legs from the flight. Maybe I’ll even be able to meet up with some blogger friends or BibRave Pros in the area for the weekend 🙂
3 explore the city by foot
Once settled into my AirBnB, I am heading out for my training miles for the day – 15. While I could have run before catching my flight in the morning, it is a little more exciting to use the time to explore the city! Or just head out to the Chicago Lakefront Trail.
Not only will I be exploring the city by foot on Saturday afternoon, I will also be exploring on Sunday morning for the half marathon! Join me!
4 park patrol
As you may have heard on the BibRave Podcast a little while ago, I earned my degree in Landscape Architecture. While I have not used it, I am still completely drawn to green spaces – and Chicago is full of them!
Per Tim’s suggestion, I am going to search out Maggie Daley Park to spend a little time and people watch.
I recently listened some older episodes of the Billy Yang podcast and earlier this year he interviewed T.K. Pillan. I was inspired by there conversation and I wanted to see if Veggie Grill, the restraunt started by T.K., was in the Chicago area and before I could google it, they discussed how one would open early this year! Exciting!
It looks like there are at least 2 locations to choose from – so I will have to make that my lunch stop on Saturday.
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I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and start a conversation! Will you be in Chicago for the Rock ‘n’ Roll race series?