Chicago/Healthy Living Summit 3

After crashing hard Saturday night I was up early and ready to run the streets of Chicago! There was a planned group run, but I was up fairly early, and it was already getting out hot, so Eric and I took off by ourselves.
Our hotel was just a few blocks from the lakefront trail and I do not even know how to put into words how jealous I am of the trail.

Running in Chigaco

It was so hot and humid outside, but they had multiple water fountains, and even volunteers standing outside with water and gatorade.

Running in Chigaco

Running in Chigaco

I think I would be a triathlon machine if I lived here. Being able to practice open water swims on a regular basis would be awesome.

Running in Chigaco

Running in Chigaco

Eric and I ran about 6 miles, but it was hard to stop, I wanted to keep seeing more and more of the city!

Running in Chigaco

We showered and packed our bags, then headed up north to The Chicago Diner.

The Chicago DIner

The Chicago DIner

The Chicago DIner

They have a lot of stuff on the menu, and it took us a while to decide. We heard they had the best milkshakes, so we started with the chocolate chip cookie dough milkshake.

The Chicago DIner

Then we ordered a a bunch of food, with plans to take some back on the airplane.
For appetizers we rolled with the cinnamon roll and biscuits and gravy, with a side of sausage. The cinnamon roll is the best cinnamon roll I have ever had. Vegan or not. It puts all others to shame.

The Chicago DIner

The Chicago DIner

For my actual breakfast I went with the breakfast potatoes and french toast. The french toast was amazing, they seem to get the ‘egg’ wash down just right.

The Chicago DIner

Eric ordered the Radical Reuben, which our waitress recommended. It was sliced seitan, onions, peppers, sauerkraut, vegan Thousand Island dressing, and cheeze.

The Chicago DIner

The Chicago DIner

All of the food was amazing. I really liked this place and can’t wait to return. All of the servers were awesome and really friendly which is a change of pace from being in the Northeast.

We walked around the area a little bit, then headed by Wrigley field.

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

And then made our way to the airport. I am glad this trip worked out, and we both had a blast in Chicago. I’m even trying to convince Eric that we should move there someday. Hopefully we will get to go back sooner rather than later because there is still a lot of things I want to do and see.

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7 Responses to Chicago/Healthy Living Summit 3

  1. Sarah says:

    visit in the winter before you decide to move! O_o
    the shakes at the diner are the best!

  2. Ben says:

    Haha, I have to agree about the winter. It gets absolutely brutal up there. When I lived there we had a week in December of consistent -30F! Great bike culture though!

  3. Jealous! Eating at the Chicago Diner is a long un-realized dream for me. I will most definitely be ordering the Radical Reuben and that milkshake when I finally get there.

    • Eric says:

      I never can make up my mind at places like this so I usually just have the waiter/waitress tell me what I NEED to try. I had never had a Reuben before this so I can’t compare but easily one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. When you make it to Chicago eat there at least once if not twice :)

  4. YAY for the Chicago Diner! Next time you go back, you should do a little shopping/browsing in that area, specifically around the corner down Belmont. They have some of the coolest, most unique shops.

  5. MarathonVal says:

    Great meeting you at the HLS… glad you enjoyed your time in my hometown, you took some great pix! I LOVE the Chicago Diner!

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