Door County Part 1: How I Cheated on Running

I really wanted to name this post ‘How I Cheated on Running and Sucked as a Marathoner’, but that seemed like a lot to fit into one post.  So I broke it into a two part series.

Let’s rewind to last Friday…

 

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I had big plans to do my 15 mile run accompanied by my Mom on her bike.  However, I awoke to grey skies and rain drops, so instead of running, I went back to bed!  Two hours later, I woke again and the BOY suggested that we pack up quickly and hit the road for Door County Wisconsin.  Full of excitement, we were in the car before noon.

 

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The view from our hotel balcony

 

We arrived at our hotel in Fish Creek where we stayed last year too!

 

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First thing Saturday morning, I was on my bike and heading towards Peninsula State Park.  One of the best things about staying in Fish Creek is easy access to the park.  I biked here a few times last summer, and shared an entire post of pictures.

 

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But I took a few more this year as well!

 

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Including a selfie with the sailboat.

 

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I stopped throughout the 12 miles at a few of my favorite views and tried to catch a picture of a beautiful deer on the edge of the park.  I missed her!

 

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We had a great first day in Door County, and I was excited to be back on my bike for another ride day two.

 

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I rode 13.5 miles back through the park on another gorgeous morning!  Then picked up the BOY and returned to Peninsula State Park for a hike through the woods and along the bay.

 

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I heart hiking!!!

 

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Especially when it ends with some beer and pizza : )

 

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On day three, I finally laced up my shoes for a run!  I jogged 5 miles along the park path at race pace (9 minute miles), where I saw a deer and met a nice man to talk about it with.

 

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This morning, day four, I was back on my bike for another 11 miles!  It was an overcast morning with some stunning skies.  And a great way to end my relaxing, yet active vacation.

 

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I definitely cheated on running this trip, but was happy to be reunited with my bike and hiking boots!  Now that I am home, it is back to marathon training.  I am debating if I will skip the 15 mile run all together and continue with my training plan or sub in the 15 miles for this week’s 11 mile run.  Decisions to be made another day!

 

Up Next…more Door County fun with Part 2: How I Sucked as a Marathoner!

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16 thoughts on “Door County Part 1: How I Cheated on Running

  1. Your making me want to go to Door County! It looks like the cycling is perfection. I’m glad you skipped some runs. Sometimes they just aren’t worth it if you know you’ll enjoy something else a lot more!

    • I agree!!! You would LOVE it! There are some great roads for biking and trails for hiking! It is such a great getaway because all of that activity is followed by amazing Wisconsin food and brew : )

  2. Love the pics!! I hardly recognized the beach without all the millions of people on it when we were there over the 4th of July. It looks so peaceful. I bet that is great staying right in Fish Creek. Everything is so close by! Did you make it to Washington Island?

    • We didn’t : ( The day we were going was rainy so instead we did some other things up north and ended up picnicing in front of our fire in the hotel. Fish Creek is my favorite place to stay because there is so much near by!

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