I was planning on running about 16 miles at PMP this weekend, but things got a bit busy. Saturday morning I went down to Madison for a seminar on Workers' Compensation Management (I know, I know--where can you sign up, right?). After sitting through the first 2 hours of a seminar I had actually already attended, I decided to leave. I had the notes and info at home already and my mind was on running. So at the first coffee break I snuck out and headed to the UW Arboretum. It's really a beautiful area, and there's a 10K loop around Lake Wingra that is used for the Mad City 100K event, held a couple weekends ago. Here's the course:
Each mile of the course is marked and named after a Wisconsin Olympian. It's pretty cool. Despite some serious winds, I ran the 10K in 40:27, which was a PR. I really feel like I'm peaking at the perfect time...
Saturday night was our church's fundraising auction, which Ellie was on the board of directors for. This past week we have been up until about midnight nightly preparing for it, and to have it finally arrive was wonderul. The best part? $130,000 was raised in His honor. Wow!
Sunday morning came with the plan of running before 10:30 church. Ellie and I both decided to punt on the run but did make it to church. As usual, the rest of the day filled up too, and we found ourselves last night making plans for the make-up run. Right now it's looking like it'll be tonight...except for the fact it's FRIGGEN SNOWING right now...unbelievable.