This weekend is one of my favorites of the year because it officially kicks off running season in Chicago. Even though I've been able to run outside for weeks already given this unseasonably warm weather, I love this springtime ritual nonetheless. And so on Sunday, I'll run my third Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k alongside 35,000 other runners. It's always a great time because no one takes it too seriously. You dress up, run through the downtown streets of one of America's best cities, and drink beer afterwards. Sounds pretty good, right?
And in the spirit of shamrockin', here are some pictures from St. Paddy's Day last weekend (since I didn't get around to posting them earlier).