1. The food not only rocks, it’s healthy too. Plus vegetarian & vegan options galore.
The Arnold/Orowheat lunch was stocked with veggie options like marinated tofu, grilled veggies, and quinoa edamame salad. Proving yet again there’s more to veggies than salad. (That lemon bar was divine as well.;))
The Athenos snack break offered more than just feta- veggies, pita chips, and hummus too. (I didn’t even know they made hummus- it was fantastic, especially the roasted red pepper. Shocker I know since that’s my favorite hummus flavor of all time.)
2. Breakfast includes making your own cream cheese recipe.
You picked fresh ingredients & chefs mixed them into your choice of regular or reduced fat cream cheese at the Thomas’ breakfast.
I’m not even a cream cheese fan, but this was such a cool idea I had to go for it.
My mix included shredded carrots, sundried tomatoes, jalapenos, walnuts, green apples, & capers. Don’t knock it til you try it. It rocked.
3. Nobody blinks when you take a picture of a “Chicago Works Out” stamp on the sidewalk
Cool, no? 😉
4. Healthy samples get snatched up faster than you can say probiotics.
Attune bars & granola, an alternative to eating yogurt for those ever-important probiotics. I even won a bag of apple cinnamon granola- score!
5. This many people get up before 8am to run or walk.
That’s more than just a handful of people ready to get their fitness on. Pretty great if I don’t say.
My knee injury had me bummed out yet again when I realized I’d be with a group of fitness enthusiasts and automatic running buddies and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of it.
But look how many people wanted to walk!
Nothing like an hour long pre-breakfast stroll through a gorgeous city to get your blood pumping. 🙂 The only thing missing was an iced coffee.
Perhaps adding a morning walk to my non-running recovery routine wouldn’t be such a bad thing?!
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