Monthly Archive: May 2014

Half Marathon Weekend in Madison

We headed up to Madison for Memorial Day weekend to hang out with my sisters and brother-in-law and to complete my 6th half marathon!  Saturday we went downtown to visit the capitol square for the farmers market.  And obviously carb loaded with Stella’s hot and spicy cheese bread.

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We picked up our race packets, poked around the capitol, stopped by the zoo and then headed over to the University of Wisconsin campus for some beers on the terrace at the union (More carb loading. Duh.)



Sunday was race day!  I have to brag a bit because I KILLED IT!  I beat my previous PR by almost 10 minutes and finished solidly before the 2 hour mark at 1:50:53.  This was the 3rd half that I’ve gotten to run with both Jen and Steph and our friend Hannah came up with a good tag for us – Chases Run Races!


Brandon (with Adam and friends David and Hannah) got up early to cheer us on!


The rest of the day was relaxing with brunch (and a visit to the National Mustard Museum while we waited for a table), napping, and helping my bro-in-law Adam celebrate his birthday!  We did a brewery tour at Ale Asylum and then headed back to Steph and Adam’s for more beer, pizza, cake and movies.  HBD Adam!


Chicago Bucket List

As we’ve been getting ready to head South, Brandon and I have been crossing a few things off our Chicago Bucket List.  Even after living here for the last 4 years, there are still some must dos (and eats!) before we leave.

Dinner at Girl and the Goat

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A few more visits from family (and runs past Wrigley)


A trip to the Sky Deck at the Sears Tower


Up next: Dinner at Honey Butter Fried Chicken with a stop at Black Dog Gelato on the way home.  And then maybe a walk to burn off 1/100th of the calories consumed 🙂