Monday, October 10, 2016

Hello From Chicago!....Photo dump


Hello From Chicago!  I truly had the most amazing few days here in this city.  I can't wait to talk about the race but for today thought I would just share a few photos from Friday and Saturday.





 Friday I headed to the Expo, which was one of the best I've been to.  I bought this shirt with the Chicago skyline on it and a matching Sparkly Soul headband that says Run Chicago.   I also bought some Nuun because it came with a Chicago Water bottle!  I also bought an obligatory race magnet (not pictured).

I had this shirt made at the expo.


But this jacket is my favorite purchase of all. I just love it!

Oh, and this was the Race shirt. A little bright but okay.



I was so happy to meet up with Running buddy Pam (From Two Runners Travel).  It's so nice to see familiar faces in an unfamiliar city.  I met up with  her again Saturday and had lunch with her and her husband.

Friday night I was invited to a VIP cocktail party/ Happy hour.  Sorry no pictures but it was pretty dark in the room we were at.


On Saturday, I met up with Alaina from The Simple Peach.  This was my first time meeting Alaina. She is super sweet!


Later that afternoon I took my own tour of the city by going for a run. 

                                              I finally got to see the famous bean!

That's all for now.  Please visit back later this week when I share about race day!  -L


We'll be linking up with the gals from TOTR.



41 comments:

  1. So fun spending time with you in Chicago. It was a fabulous race weekend and I am beyond excited that you punched your ticket to Boston. Great job Lacey.

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  2. Looks like fun pre-race activities! That jacket is gorgeous :) Can't wait to hear about your race!!

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    1. It is probably my favorite race jackets I have.

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  3. So many fun, new clothes - especially the personalized shirt! In cities, you can see so much more than if you were rushing through in a car when you go for a run. Looking forward to your recap!

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    1. Wish I had more time to spend there. So much too see, so little time.

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  4. Looks like fun! Can't wait to hear about your race! Safe travels :)

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  5. Ooh, you got some really cute clothing! What a fun weekend - can't wait to hear more!

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    1. I spent way too much, but it's not every day I run Chicago marathon.

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  6. That jacket is fantastic!!!! Looks like a cut cute on it.
    I love anything with a name on it so loving the Nike shirt

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    1. Yes, the jacket is the dry fit material. Super nice!

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  7. I love the Chicago skyline shirt and the jacket!
    The famous bean! I would love to visit Chicago someday.
    Hope the race went well, Looking forward to your report. :-)

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    1. There were so many shirts to chose from. But I love blue so I went with that one. I was happy to see the bean. That is huge!

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  8. I can't wait to hear all about the race!

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  9. Love it all! I am glad you had some familiar faces and a run through the city - sounds so fun. Your personalized shirt is great!

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    1. It was fun to run through the city. Better than driving, that's for sure. Traffic was crazy!

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  10. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I love that shirt with the skyline on it :)

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  11. Wow! Great expo haul! I agree the Chi expo is a great one. The merch. was nice this year! I am SO bummed we missed you at 13! You must have whizzed by! Congrats!

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  12. Looks like a fun weekend! I am excited for your race recap!

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  13. I cannot believe you were here and I didn't know it! I actually can't believe how many runners that I know were here. Glad you enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the recap.

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  14. love the photos and congrats on a great race! I was in Chicago for a bachelorette party and loved every minute of it. my flight home last night was full of marathon runners

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  15. I LOVE the personalized shirt and I love the bright neon shirt, too!! I can't wait to read more about your race!

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  16. Love love all the personalized gear! Can't wait to hear about the race.

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  17. Love the pictures - hope my home town treated you well :) I think you made some awesome purchases as well. That jacket is awesome and I actually like the race shirt color. It'll make you look so tan!

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  18. How fun you got to meet up with Pam!! Love the Nike shirt, too! :)

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  19. Congrats on your race! I love all the race gear swag. My coworker who ran Chicago is LOVING her all black (with accents of red) marathon jacket. I also enjoy collecting the Nuun water bottles at various expos/cities :) Can't wait to hear your race recap!

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  20. How exciting ! Can't wait for the recap. How did the race go ???

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  21. Looks like a lot of fun! Loving all the new clothes!

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  22. So jealous of all the gear you found at the expo! I hope the Philly expo is just as good!

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  23. how awesome! I hope you had a fantastic race!

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  24. It looks like you had a blast! Love all the gear, that jacket looks really nice! I still need to visit Chicago, it's been on my list for a while!

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  25. Can't wait to hear all about it!! LOVE that jacket! Sorry I couldn't come downtown to see you race! I watched from work though, LOL!

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  26. I can't wait to hear all about your race! I see you ran pretty fast!!!!!! I almost bought that exact jacket but I opted for the red hoodie instead. :)

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  27. Hi Lacey - congratulations on your amazing race!!! I am bummed that I missed you while you were in town, but it sounds like you had a terrific weekend. I hope that my hometown treated you exceptionally well! Can't wait for your full race recap!!!

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  28. Looks like an amazing time! Looks like they had some great merch this year! Can't wait to hear all about the race!

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  29. Looks like you had a great time!! Chicago was so fun! I was eyeing that black jacket but the line was horrendous at the expo. I guess I should have waited in line because when we went to Niketown after the race, they were sold out in my size.

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