November was a boring month in terms of travel. Except for a trip home at the end of the month for Thanksgiving weekend, I didn’t leave Chicago. Most of my time was spent working and preparing for some fun in December.
My friend came to visit at the beginning of November. I hadn’t seen her since my semester abroad in Chile six years ago, so it was wonderful to see her again. We did a walking tour of downtown Chicago and found some nice views of the city.
I also ran my first 15K race! It was cold, and I felt like I should have trained harder, but I made it to the end. Then, I promptly went out for celebratory Chicago style pizza and gained back all of the calories I had just burned.
A relaxing Thanksgiving weekend at home was just what I needed at the end of an intense month. I hung out with my family and ate lots of delicious food, and now I’m back in Chicago for just a few days before I head out again for a conference.
Where did you go in November?