Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yay helicopter, yay running, yay beer, no more running. Womp.

Last week I went to the airport to finish up my application for GE. That means no more standing in the slow moving security line with the rest of the clueless herd. *And will make my return from international trips much easier too! 

We went to the "Dread Zeppelin" concert last Friday. It's a group that sings Led Zeppelin songs in a reggae style. The lead singer is a "300lb Elvis impersonator" who sings like Elvis. It was fun.

L and I went for several runs during last week. The weather was gorgeous and I was so happy to run outside....

At 8am I woke up to a loud helicopter close to my apt, when I saw the shadow of it through my blinds I jumped out of bed and exclaimed "Holy shit it's right outside our window!"

I was super amused watching it drop off AC units on the building across from us.

Video of the helicopter

We ran again and saw that the Chicago marathon banners were up in grant park. I'm really happy to not be running it this year.  {injury aside}3 years in a row was enough.

We went to Kaiser Tiger again. We love this place. Great beer selection and the food is delicious too.

Post Kaiser tiger, we went to Au Cheval for mixed drinks as a "dessert." Yum.

We also went to check out Vice District Brewing which just opened in the south loop. It's a nice taproom with 5 of their beers on draft (eventually will be 14!) and you can BYOF (bring your own food)

Later on Sunday I found the video of the NBC nightly news with Lester Holt which profiled some dog treat trucks around the country including our very own Fido to Go! I was excited to see if CB and I made the cut, which we did multiple times! CB loves his Fido treats and we were happy to see them get national exposure.
*My Daad insisted I add this screenshot of CB... 

Here is the link to the video segment on Fido.

Poor Quality screenshot from the NBC segment. Im in the ratty green Toms with CB!

Monday was pure shit.

At PT it was mutually decided that I should take 4 weeks completely off running. There's still a lingering spot of minor discomfort on my Cankle that needs to cool down. I was happy to get in 19 miles of running in gorgeous weather last week before this decision was made....

I'm mainly concerned about long term success of getting rid of this chronic peroneal tendon issue. I want to avoid surgery in the future... and running through this extremely mild discomfort is just not worth it to me.

I came home Monday to see the laundry pods had jumped off the dryer after I went to work. The main question was "OH MY GOD DID CB EAT ANY!?!" After analyzing his behavior, looking around the house for throw up, and even offering him a laundry pod to eat (he refused) I concluded he was a GOOD BOY and didn't eat any. That was confirmed Tuesday when he didn't poop orange/blue or bubbles.

Monday night we saw the "super moon."

Tuesday we went to see Fido to go and CB was very happy.

Tuesday I also cooked quiches for the first time. Apple wood smoked gruyere cheese, spinach, onion, and red pepper quiches. So freaking delicious.

They came out amazing! And now I have a bunch. :) I cant wait to make more quiches with all different flavors...

Wednesday and Day 3 of 28 of no running I went to PT again and bought a resistance band because the ones I have at home are waaay too weak for my super duper strong hips. I'm able to do 96% of my PT exercises at home and wanted to add side steps and "monsters" to the routine. Yay PT, yay.

And now for the rest of the week I'll cycle a bunch, lift weights, learn Portuguese, cook tasty things, and enjoy life like always. And hopefully work will be less busy.. But thats the life of an accountant... yay close yay.



  1. Sorry that darn cankle is still not behaving. So frustrating.

    Yay for CB making the video cut. I still remember when you sent Cola treats from Fido when he got ran over and broke his pelvis. He loved all of them.

    Enjoy life!

  2. I wonder if you have my old PT, she made me do monsters

    1. Haha that would be funny if we had the Same PT... Although it seems like everyone that has a lower body issue does the side steps/monsters at my location :)

  3. I love your posts like these because they clue me in to more new-to-me places to check out! :)

  4. I really want to go to that taproom now! Maybe I'll have to venture down to the south loop one of these days... with a bag of snacks, of course :)

    1. If you love beer, the. You'd love Vice District. :) it's a no frills place.

  5. Love the screenshot of CB! He's world famous now! Anyway, sucks about your cankle, but glad you were at least able to get some miles in during nice weather. Hopefully in four weeks you will be back out there for a long, long time! :)

  6. That must have been so fun to watch the heli!

    CB knows not eat those pods! He wants Fido treats!

    Sigh. I bet this month off will go by fast though, right... right?!?!?!?!?!

  7. OMG THAT WAS CB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the episode and I knew you guys had visited that truck, and I SCREAMED when I saw CB, but then I thought, no that wasnt CB cuz Jenna Wolfe made it seem like it was in NYC. So I was confused, how can there be ANOTHER dog that looks JUST like CB!??!?!?!?!?!

  8. Those laundry pod things are super scary for kids or pets - how did that design even pass the FDA or food safety approval? They look just like candy to me. If I had kids or pets no way I would buy those. Awesome on the national exposure! lol on Dread Zepplin!