This past Saturday was the second annual Chicago Running Bloggers Holiday Party. Since last year’s went well, we basically did the same thing.

It snowed pretty steadily in Chicago starting Friday night and didn’t let up until Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, that meant a few folks couldn’t make it. But, six of us still headed out for a lovely run in the snow around the West Loop, Little Italy and UIC.

Running in a snowy wonderland

Erin and Lindsay

Weee

Emily and Anne

Creepy

Lauren, Emily and me

We did about 2.5 miles. Luckily the below-freezing temps let up a little bit and it was a balmy 30 degrees. And I’m happy to say that my TevaSphere trail shoes held up pretty well. I wasn’t sliding around in the snow/slush, and my feet stayed mostly dry.

Once back at Erin’s apartment, it was time to eat and chat with everyone else who showed up. I have no picutres of food. I did bring the same dish, sort of, except this time I made the corn bread into mini muffins.

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Creeping on Kelsey

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Katie, Lindsay and Emily

After eating, we did a grab bag gift exchange. I went home with some performance socks (can never have enough) and a “wrist wallet.” Kelsey and I agreed it can hold a lot of chapstick. Or, like, your keys.

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L-R: Kim, Anne, Katie, Eric, Erin, Emily, Kelsey, Lauren, Lindsay, Erica, Bethany, Emily, me, Zenaida

Also, Anne and I had a very important disccusion on body image on the L on our way to the party. Perhaps it deserves it’s own post.

Back at home, we did some decorating.

Meowy Christmas #catsofinstagram

Our first Chicago-proper Christmas ❤️

I’m happy to say that we found our previously missing ornaments. And an excessive amount of string lights (for the size of our apartment). CHRISTMAS IS SAVED.