Well, this last week marked the end of the ballpark job and the beginning of a busy trip back to Colorado. Before I hopped on a plane Wednesday, I ran in the Race for the Cure Saturday and we went to the White Sox tiebreaker game Tuesday night.
The Race was a really neat experience. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a runner. Give me a reason to run like basketball, and I’m fine. But, just running for the heck of it has never been my thing. I am really trying to make it my thing though. I’ve always been incredibly jealous of those people who going for a run clears their head. Quite honestly, going for a run simply just cleared my lungs of oxygen! The beautiful downtown Chicago scenery helped out quite a bit too.
I have to make it clear that the Rockies will always be my #1. In fact, while it was fun and exciting I just kept thinking back to last year’s tiebreaker game and how this one didn’t compare. It is definitely great to have an American League team to cheer for now though!
The thing that made it so great (besides some pretty great baseball) was our company. My friend Maribeth was the trooper that jumped right in line Monday night to get tickets for us. Her sister Carolyn, our friend Abby, and the guys (Mitch and Tony) made it even more fun!
The course wrapped around Grant Park onto Lower Wacker. Something kind of neat, the portion that was on Wacker was one of the locations where Batman (The Dark Knight) was filmed.
We made it! Maribeth and my shiny and sweaty faces, serve as the proof that we made it!
I just realized that most of the ballpark pictures aren’t on my camera. So, I bring to you the parking lot before we left Gary!
One more parking lot shot, Maribeth and I.
Of course all of our fun shots of the whole group aren’t on my camera.
Maribeth and her family and Abby and her family are as big of White Sox fans as we are Rockies fans. So, you can imagine how incredibly excited they all were!
I forgot to mention, not only did we get to go to the game, but the seats that Maribeth got us were pretty awesome. We were just down the first base line, seven rows up… not bad!