After the run I took the bus and train over to Rosemont. I only own two pieces of Lululemon clothing, some great running crops and compression socks, both of which I purchased at the outlet in Orlando. I think they make great things, but it is expensive, so I was looking forward to getting some good deals. I had heard that the lines might get kind of long so I was prepared with my iPhone for entertainment. I arrived around 2:45pm and the volunteers were saying the line was shortest it had been all day. The line kept a moved pretty fast and I was inside the room within 45 minutes. There was a DJ blasting music and the large convention room was organized into rows by size. There were shirts, tanks, shorts, pants, and accessories. I tried to take a picture, but it didn't really turn out. I thought it might be kind of crazy in there, but it wasn't really. There was enough room to look through the racks and people weren't packed inside. I grabbed some things to try on and went to the dressing room which was just a large, open room with a few mirrors around the perimeter. I was wearing leggings so I just slipped the clothes on over. I decided on a two items and made my way to the checkout line just in time to get an extra 10% off my purchase!
I thought the prices were pretty good, not as cheap as Target (which actually has some great workout gear), but good for Lululemon. I ended up getting the cute Run: Speed Skirt and the Run: Swiftly Tech shirt for $65 total, which is more than 40% off. There were plenty of ladies, and gentlemen, walking out with two or more giant bags of gear, but I was happy with my purchases. I can't wait for the warmer weather so I can wear them!
Saturday evening I met up with some local bloggers for yoga and dinner. A few weeks ago Marisa and Diana emailed asking if I was free for another blogger get together. We had fun last time so I was totally game. We got two more Chicago bloggers to join in as well: Alexandria, who I met briefly at the Rudolph Run, and Katie who I met up with twice last year. Thankfully I got the weekend off work and could join in.
We all met at the Lakeview Moksha Yoga Center where they offer a free community yoga class. The class was good. It was the longest I have ever done yoga (an hour and half), but the time actually went by quite fast. It was a level one/two class that focused on balance in the poses.
The burger was seasoned seitan, which is a wheat, meat like product. The presentation was nice, but the look of the actually seitan threw me off a bit. The seitan was well seasoned and had a meat-like texture. It was different and had a good flavor (I really liked the mushrooms and pesto), but I'm not sure I would get the sandwich again. I will go back to Native Foods to try something else though. The other ladies food looked delicious. Everything that came out was so fresh and colorful!
It was a nice little get together and we had a good time chatting and hanging out.
Sunday I got up and ran a relaxed 3.75 miles. There was a light dusting of snow, but the run went really well. My mom was running the inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland, so I was cheering her on virtually. After my run I picked up some tasty doughnuts at Dinkel's Bakery (they are the best) and made a homemade pizza while lounging around and catching up on some TV shows.
Are you a fan of Lululemon? Have you ever tried seitan or a vegan meal?