I know Spring won't officially get its start for another two weeks, but the last few days in Chicago have been a sweet reprieve from an arduous winter. Mild mornings have coaxed me into longer runs as I get serious about training for my upcoming races, and the fresh air and sunlight have me feeling energized for the first time in months — I really can't recall being so excited for daylight savings.
If you will allow me to waver from the normal thread of this website for a moment, I'd like to share a few things I am presently excited about.
The Publican: Nick and I finally dined at this Fulton Market area restaurant and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Homemade Goat Cheese: Nick has been making goat cheese for us at home with delicious results. A detailed post is in the works.
Quicken Online: I'm trying to get my finances in order and pay off loans and debt. I've found Quicken Online to be a great, free tool to help me stay organized. Mint is nice too, but I find that it has a longer lag time updating my accounts.
Baggu Produce Bags: I'm a big fan of the Baggu grocery bags. I always have one on me. I was excited to see that they had added produce bags to their product line and I recently ordered one in both sizes. I am very pleased with them and now I never need to use plastic at the store.
The Daily Mile: As I continue with my new found interest in running, the dailymile has become a great resource. I am able to track my distance, time, pace and upcoming races on their free site. Please add me if you are a member, it will be a better motivator with friends!
Argentina: I finally cashed in all of my frequent flyer miles and Nick and I are heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May. Needless to say, we are super excited. We'd love recommendations of what to eat, drink and visit.