Feb. 16, 2014
Mom and I are Madison this weekend, just for fun! We wanted to get together, but both of us wanted to get away. Madison as a pretty good equal distance for us, so that’s were we met! I, of course, had to go for a run today. But where to run in Madison, when training for Ironman Wisconsin, which is in Madison….hmmm….
As you can see, I ran portions of the Ironman Wisconsin Run Course Here’s the top of Observatory Hill:
And this is the lakeshore path, which was totally covered with snow and ice:
Then I got back up to the capital, and there was a winter fest there this weekend. That was mostly good, since it meant it was all roped off, and made it great for running. I did one lap, and decided to two more, each running down to Monona Terrace, right where the finish line for Ironman Wisconsin is – so that is today’s finish line:
After the 3rd loop, I went back to the hotel. I had hoped to do 9 miles, but at a little over 7, I was COLD. I checked the weather when I got back and found out why:
Yeah, it felt about 5 degrees alright!
I warmed up, and my mom and I went to do some shopping. She does catering and loves cooking, so we hit a bunch of those types of stores. First up was Pensey’s Spices, which is always great:
I knew she would love this little store, Vom Foss, that I knew about that sells gourmet oils and vinegars. I especially liked the avocado oil, but I love avocados, so that makes sense:
We went to another food specialty store, Wisconsin Cutlery and Kitchen Supply, which mom also enjoyed. I particularly enjoyed finding a cast iron pan shaped like Wisconsin.
We then saw Philomena. It was a great day!!! I hope you all had a good day too!