“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
On Wednesday, August 13th, I attended New Balance ‘Girls Night Out’ fitness event in the city. I had a ton of fun exercising and meeting new people. This was a free event.
I found out about Girls Night Out from Maggie, who I know from Chicago Run Bloggers. She created a running blog specifically for Chicago runners; not just runners in general, but runners who also blog and have their own websites. I actually finally met Maggie face-to-face at this event. It’s always fun meeting bloggers LIVE.
I found out later that evening that Maggie and my roommate are cousins. It all happened when I came back home after the workout and showed my roommate the below photo. She then texted Maggie the pic below and said: “hey, that’s my roommate.” Haha…small world hey?
Photo via Action Booth. This photo was taken right after exercising. Do you see how sweaty I am? Anyway, I finally got to meet some of my favourite bloggers: Erica, Emily, and Maggie. Maggie is to the right of me in the photo.
I arrived at New Balance Chicago (a running store) a few minutes after the event had started. I even missed the below group photo:
Photo via Action Booth.
Once I set aside my belongings (bag), I left the store and jogged to Fullerton beach (lakeshore path) for the workout. The run was just under a mile. I arrived just in time for the workout. The workout was led by a trainer from Jim Karas personal training studio. It was a typical strength training workout with exercises such as lunges, high knees, push-ups, and so on.
Photo source via Jim Karas Instagram.
After the intense workout, we all jogged back to the New Balance store for a mini post-workout celebration which included food, drinks, and a fun photo booth.
I had so much fun jumping for joy at the photo booth 🙂
At the end of the night, everyone went home with a swag bag filled with goodies.
The swag included a wine tumbler, headband, whistle (for safety), protein bar, discounts to Jim Karas Personal Training and Chicago Cyro Spa. Deep Eddy vodka handed out sunglasses and lip balms during the night.
Thank you New Balance Chicago for bringing us women together for an epic workout and thanks Maggie for gathering Chicago Running Bloggers.
Do you ever attend fitness events and workout outside? Let me know in the comments below.