Weekend Recap: A Summer Tease

And it’s officially Monday. How does that HAPPEN so quickly?!

Chicago, IL

My weekend started off on Friday THANKFULLY working from home because it was beautiful outside. I woke up late since I was working from home, started some laundry (because I FINALLY have a working washer/dryer in my apartment) and got to work. At lunch, I took a break and walked to the gym to get in my workout with Ben.

After working out, I headed back to get in the rest of my day of work, then we headed over to the Hotel Lincoln rooftop to meet Ben’s clients/friends for a few drinks.

Hotel Lincoln

We ended up hanging out with them (and their EXTREMELY well-behaved baby) for several hours before heading to Flo to get in a super late dinner. This is the second time we’ve gone there and unfortunately, I still wasn’t impressed. The service and restaurant itself are pretty cool, but I just am not loving the food and since there are SO many great restaurants in Chicago, I don’t know when we’ll go there again. By then, the temperature had dropped from 80 to 40 – not cool, Chicago.

Saturday started off super late for me … seriously, I slept until 11. Whoops! Ben was working and it had started raining, so I took a Lyft over to the gym around noon. We hung out for awhile, talked about businessey stuff and then started our workout around 1 with some deadlifts (yay!), goblet squats (eew), hip thrusts (eew eew) and finally bulgarian split squats (THE WORST). I was pooped at the end – plus it didn’t help that it was 3 p.m. and all I had eaten was half a quest bar. Whoopsie.


We got back from the gym, I showered and got ready at my place and then met Ben back at his place because he was making me Italian Beef Sandwich because he’s the best (and also because he wanted to kill me once he found out I had only eaten 90 calories and was pulling 175# in deadlifts while almost passing out after each one. Do. Not. Recommend.)

Italian Beef Sandwich

We spent the rest of the afternoon watching another documentary on Netflix and then taking a nap. Seriously, crazy party animals. The night was pretty slow, too – Ben played this one video game that I actually love watching (otherwise I’m not a video game fan at all), ordered in Thai food and went to bed fairly early.

Opart Thai

Sunday we slept in a tiny bit and then Ben made me pancakes. We went to Starbucks for a little while before heading out to his parents’ house in the suburbs.

And … I just want to add this in because it’s funny. 🙂

Funny Meme

Linking up with Katie.


  1. Marette Flora says:

    Ugh, I am so over this rain! I was so excited to run outside on Friday and by the time I could go out there (Graham came home to watch Victoria) it was already in the 50s again. Whyyyyy? Yesterday was actually kinda nice, except the clouds. I didn’t even wear a jacket!

    • Jessie says:

      SAME. It makes it so hard to wake up in the morning. I just want it to be like Friday every day. Ugh that sucks that you JUST missed it. Yesterday was pretty nice!

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