Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekending Like A Boss

So for all of you Chicagoans out there, can I just say that the weather we had was UH-mazing?! My weekend wrap-up is coming late because well...late concerts happen...and blog posts don't sometimes. SO Friday night I was completely exhausted, but that didn't stop the celebratory festivities at Buffalo Wild Wings or as other annoying people call it, Bdubs. The whole family was there and my FIL decided to order hot wings with their hottest sauce made with ghost peppers. It was then where bets were placed to see who would be eating them. While Josh had the julios to eat one, I said "eff that" and sat back to witness the others incinerating their mouths while watching the first Bears pre-season game HOOZA.

Saturday was our day to hash out all of our bills and such to make sure that our list of favorite places would be possible to afford. And BOOM they are. Winning.We'll be setting up times to visit them this weekend!

Sunday morning was race day! I was really dreading this 10k simply because my stomach hasn't been feeling that great during my previous runs leading up to Sunday. HOWEVER the weather was pretty much perfect for a race. Overcast and cool to start and then it didn't get too sunny until I was halfway through the race! I ran the whole way without my stomach acting up once AND come to find out, my average pace was even better than I thought by a whole minute! I felt so solid throughout the whole run and I wasn't dying by the end of the race either.

This gives me tremendous hope for smashing some PRs for my 15k and moving forward with my training. :D The only qualm I had was that the start waves weren't released far enough apart...soooo those who pretty much LIED and said that they run at a faster pace than they really do...were holding up a lot of other people...#GGRRRRR #getoutdawaybitch.

Once both my friend and I finished and patted ourselves on the back for kicking ass, we took a million photos per usual.

We gathered our free post-race snacks for the road and I had to head out to prep for the concert later on that night with Josh and the in-laws. Yep... Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and Plain White T's. It was a blast HOWEVER leaving concerts early is not my cup of tea, especially when I was holding out at least to hear Iris.

And let's just face it, 85% of Daughtry's fan base consists of middle-aged women who wish their husbands were Daughtry. There was a group of older women next to me and uh, girl needed to cut back on the canned limeritas. I'm all for a girls night out away from the kids (lord knows I'll be one of them one day) but handle your damn liquor properly and don't flail your arms around and obstructing my view. I'll break your hip. Concert etiquette, ahem!I'll be damned if you ruin "Black Balloon" for me.

Josh however was less than enthused. I'm pretty sure he would have rather watched paint dry than go, but he didn't have a choice in the matter. People watching at a venue like this though is one of my fav things to do. Entertainment for days. Overall, I love this windy city and summer just couldn't end without an outdoor music experience!

What are your concert pet peeves?? Did everyone else have an amazing weekend??


  1. Man nothing is worse than a drunk chick in public that doesn't know how to handle her liquor. It's embarrassing.

  2. btiches who can't hold their liquor are annoying. go crawl under the stage and sleep it off!

    when i was at the maroon 5 concert and adam levine was singing to me, all the other bitches were so rude and screaming for him which totally ruined our moment. sheesh.

    Vodka and Soda

  3. I was already jealous when it was JUST the Goo Goo Dolls. With the rest, now I'm super jealous. But boo people who can't hold their liquor (although those limearitas are pretty delicious so I kinda get it).

    And yay races! Congrats :)

  4. Great job on your race! Totally forgive the late weekend recap with all that you did!

  5. Congratulations on your 10k. That's awesome! I love the way you describe Daughtry fan... made me laugh! Nick was a good sport and went to a Brad Paisely concert with me once and he hates country music. He dealt.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  6. Sounds like an awesome weekend!! Congrats on finishing another race!! You Rock!!

  7. jealous of your weather! great job on the race, i hate the start of races because it takes a bit to get away from the slow liars and the walkers that somehow ended up in front and find a good pace and section to run in, if that makes sense. i freaking love the goo goo dolls - so good live!

  8. Congrats on your race! I would love to see Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls in concert!!! I cant stand when someone sits on their boyfriends shoulders RIGHT in front of me so that I can't see. Rude! get your ass down.

  9. Congrats on your race, and being faster than expected. Totally annoying when people can't handle their liquor. Lock it down, ladies!

  10. Congrats on the 10K Chica!!! Looks like an amazing weekend. XOX

  11. Congrats on doing even better than you expected to in your race! That's awesome, girl! PROUD OF YOU!
    Concert pet peeves: people. The end. hahaha!

  12. Oh man I hate when people want to leave concerts early, I'm like I paid for this ticket waited for it, I'm not going to miss the end for anyone lol! Oh and I love chick lit :)