Stan’s Donuts is scrumptious. I love ALL doughnuts, but my doughnut of choice at Stan’s is the cherry old-fashioned. Although Stan’s has multiple locations around the city, the one on Michigan Avenue is centrally located to where many of you will be staying. Do you love doughnuts as much as much as me? You may be interested in the Stan’s Donut 5k in August. In addition to water stops, volunteers help you “refuel” on the course by handing out doughnut holes. There are also doughnuts at the finish line!
I have been running since the first grade. Running is still my BFF! The 2018 Chicago Marathon was my 100th marathon and my 24th time running Chicago. (And during my first one, I thought, “Never again.” After I finished, I changed my tune to, “What else can I do?”) Since then, I’ve competed in marathons all over the world and I’m a huge proponent of racecations. I believe the best way to see another city is on your feet. I most recently published my first book, “Me, You & 26.2: Coach Denise’s Guide to Get You To Your First Marathon.” The book echoes what I tell my coaching clients, whether I’ve been helping them get to their first mile or their first 100 miler. (As an Amazon Associate, Racertrips LLC earns from qualifying purchases.) I’m fueled by pizza and doughnuts, which you’ll see on our Best Restaurants in Chicago page.