nkotbsb (round two) in chicago.

by Mindy @ Just A One Girl Revolution on June 20, 2011

in Uncategorized

Life has felt super crazy busy, hectic, and all over the place these past few days!

After Friday’s on the go kind of day, I headed down to Chicago Saturday morning.  It’s a pretty quick drive from Grand Rapids (a little over three hours) and every time I make the trip down, I can’t help but think that I don’t get to the city enough!  It’s only once or twice a year (not nearly enough in my book!).

I met up with my friend Jessica who lives in Indiana for the weekend.  This adventure started out with an early dinner at the always delicious Gino’s East!  There’s nothing like a trip to the Windy City without some Chicago style deep dish pizza!

We split a small vegetarian which was absolutely delish!

After Gino’s was a venture over to heaven lululemon athletica.  I had to take advantage of being in a city with a lulu, it just doesn’t happen all the time!  I bought a new spirit tank.

The real purpose of the trip was not Gino’s or lulu, but a second time seeing the NKOTBSB concert!  Our seats weren’t as good as the first time I saw the show when they were in Grand Rapids a few weeks back, but it was still a blasty!  I lurve those boys men!

There were a couple changes from the Grand Rapids show – they cut Bye Bye Love from their latest album and replaced it with Get Down from their debut album which was a fun change!  They also added introductions near the end – a Backstreet Boy introduced a New Kid and vice versa.

Sunday, I was up early for a 5.0 mile run.  I didn’t plan ahead well enough to bring anything to eat before geting going, so by the end of the run, I was burnt out.  I finished in 59:20 (11:52 pace) – a bit slower than I would have liked.  Without fuel and my knee starting to hurt by the end, I did more walking at the end.  Nonetheless, I got it done!

After showering and getting ready to head home, Jess and I ventured down to the hotel restaurant from some breakfast.  I was crazy hungry and was sold when I saw pancakes on the menu!  I subbed a fruit cup in place of the bacon/sausage that would normally come with the meal.

I had dinner with my dad and stepmom for Father’s Day.  I just had a salad with spinach, apples, cranberries, and pecans.  I asked for it without chicken (which it normally comes with) and was less than thrilled when I got a couple bites in and realized there was actually chicken on there.  Lamesauce.

I woke up this morning with a migraine.  Lamesauce, part two.  I went into work late (and only went in at that point because I had a meeting I couldn’t miss).  I’m feeling better at this point, but not back to 100%.  I’ll get there.

Whew, I think that catches up on life over the last couple of days!  Lots of fun!

What’s your favorite city to visit? I love Chicago for its proximity to Grand Rapids, but San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, and New York are other favorites.  There’s still so many places I want to see though (Seattle, Portland, Boston…I could go on for awhile!).  Let’s not even get started on places outside of the United States!

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