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Surprise Trip to Chicago! August 13, 2011

Filed under: Chicago,Family,Running — Kelocity @ 10:03 am
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Right now as this post goes live, I am in Chicago! My little sister is in grad school there so my mom and other sister flew out to visit her! I didn’t want to be left out of the fun, so I booked a flight too! But she doesn’t know I am coming!!! I love surprises!!! I can’t wait! The plan is to meet up during Yoga in Millennium Park; so I hope to just plop down next to her and say “SURPRISE!” I’ll try to get a picture of her reaction. I am so excited!

I’ve been to Chicago twice before, and I just adore the city. It’s a girls only weekend, so Irving isn’t coming this time. I’ll miss him, but I think he’s looking forward to a weekend sans wife.

I’m flying Spirit Air and I’ve had bad luck with them in the past. I’m reallyreallyreally hoping everything goes smoothly. But get this… they charge for CARRY ON bags now! If you want to put a bag in the overhead bin,  it’s $45 if you fail to pay in advance!!!  What the what? Any bags that fit under the seat are free though. Suffice it to say that I am packing light! I fit everything I need (clothes, wallet, camera, etc) inside Irving’s camera bag.


I ran two miles after work today and it felt amazing. I’m definitely out of shape and really stiff, but I was proud to just get out there again. I heard Coldplay’s Fix You on my ipod and I totally pretended like I was in a music video. Like that song was my own personal ballad. I imagined that I was a strong athlete overcoming some crazy obstacle and when the beat picked up, I sprinted a little like I was in a movie or something. Tell me I’m not alone here. ha! That’s such a great song though.

More from the Windy City soon!!


Do you ever feel like you’re in a music video? Sometimes I do when I’m driving and I pretend I’m in the beginning scene from a movie when the opening credits are scrolling through. BAHAHA


9 Responses to “Surprise Trip to Chicago!”

  1. Ian Says:

    God I hate Spirit…

  2. I do that all the time! Not with “Fix You,” though. I have too many sad memories related to that song!

    • Kelocity Says:

      Awe, yea you can’t make up music videos to songs that have sad memories. Happy ones only. That’s the rule. It’s your movie you’re starring in. Have to make it a good one!

  3. Hope you had a wonderful weekend in Chicago! Wohooo on your run!

  4. ashley Says:

    kel – i totally used to pretend i was dancing in a music video in my bathroom. i’d turn from the full length mirror to the medicine cabinet mirror haha camera 1, camera 2. hope you have a wonderful girls weekend!!! miss ya!

  5. Liz R Says:

    That is going to be an awesome surprise. I look forward to hearing more. 🙂

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