Sports attack

Finally! Sun! Warmer temps! I can hardly stand how long this winter has felt. And just when I thought I was going to go crazy, we get over 20 inches of snow dumped on us! Which resulted in a snow day from work….so I guess I shouldn’t complain about that one. I have spent way too much time this winter curled up in bed, watching mindless tv, or just pigging out on pizza. But finally……..SUN! I think the temps were down in the teens last week, and then 60 degrees yesterday! It felt so so good to get out and run finally. Even if my running pants seem to be fitting pretty snug suddenly. Fortunately, my work has a gym/locker room, so at lunch I headed out for a run in my work neighborhood, which consists of running past Soldier Field, the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. I really couldn’t ask for a better route.

I love how friendly all the runners are. I generally see a lot of the same people each time I go out. Even though they are probably thinking ‘oh gosh there’s that creepy girl again who’s always staring us down and waving – run faster.’


It’s almost Thanksgiving and we’re still playing softball……..yep, outdoors.  Brrrr.  But it was all worth it to get those bright white long sleeve glorious tshirts that declare ‘Champions’ across the front last night!  It’s been 7 straight months of playing, and I’m a little bummed it’s over, but pretty glad I’m not going to have to pitch in the snow.  We’ve played all over the city now – China Town, Cabrini Green (where groups of people literally walk through the field like we’re not even playing) Wrigleyville, and West Loop.  I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on cabs (just for the cold games, c’mon, you would too)  but I have gotten much more familiar with the city and met a lot of great people!  I would definitely recommend getting on a sports team to anyone living in the city, or anywhere for that matter – doesn’t matter if it’s volleyball, bowling, or even cornhole.  It’s an awesome way to get out of the house and meet new people!

Go, team, go!  Woot woot!