More Milwaukee Mentionings

After I posted yesterday’s Monday Mentionings, we did a lot more in Milwaukee, so I wanted to share the rest of my photos and recap my trip before the rest of the week!

Kristen and I ran 5 miles yesterday, which went WAY better than Sunday’s attempted 10 miler.  It may have gone better because it was a couple hours later, or a bit warmer and lighter out, or because I knew in my mind that we were only running 5 miles instead of 10, or because I was better hydrated… who knows. But it felt better than Sunday’s run.

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We ran out to McKinley Marina and then ran on the breakwater out to “the pole.”  We ran to this pole last year with Mom, and Dad biked alongside us.  It’s really neat to run on the breakwater, a much different experience than running in KC.

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You can kind of see in this picture, there is a crane fixing up the breakwater after a week of heavy winds and waves.

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Had to get a picture touching the pole… it doesn’t count unless you touch the pole.

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After a short break to take some pictures, we ran the 2.5 miles back to Kristen’s apartment.

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We ate a quick breakfast of oreos and tea (so nutritious) and then headed to The WAC.  Kristen had to train a client, then she had a Cycle class to teach.  I talked to Mom for a while, then decided to run another mile on the Woodway Treadmill.  If you have never had the chance to run on a Woodway, it’s not an opportunity to pass up… it’s a wonderful experience.

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After my mile, I took Kristen’s Cycle class!  This was the second Cycle class I’ve taken, the first was three years ago, also at the WAC, alongside Kristen.  Cycle is hard, but I felt much better this time compared to last time.  It was a really good workout!

I was pretty tired after everything! All together, on Monday, I ran 6 miles, rowed 1000 meters, and cycled for 45 minutes.

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After our workouts, we showered up and drove up to Glendale and watched The Intern while eating popcorn and nachos.  Delish.  Later Monday evening, Kristen and Thayne took me to their favorite pizza place, Transfer Pizzaria. Again, delish!  Apparently, I was the very last family member to be taken to Transfer, so I’m glad I finally got to taste it! The garlic pizza was heaven, and we also had margarita pizza and a meat lovers pizza.

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This morning, I made sure to grab a Colectivo Chai Tea in the airport before flying back to KC.

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Once I got home, I went on a run, because this evening, all I’m doing is hanging out on the couch, cuddling with Jasper.  He was pretty happy I came home.  He hasn’t let me out of his sight, and I’ve gotten lots of cuddles and head boops.

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Now, back to the grind! Glad to only have 3 days of work this week!