DC Part 2: …And Sucked as a Marathoner

If you missed Door County Part 1, you can catch up HERE!




So obviously marathoners are supposed to run, which I did very little of, but I must also admit that although beer and cheese aren’t normally a big part of my diet, they were this weekend!  It started early on our way up to Door County with a stop at Kopp’s in Milwaukee.


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I’m not usually a big fan of frozen custard, but everyone raves around Kopp’s, so I had to try it.  And it was every bit more amazing than I could have imagined!  I finished half of the turtle custard before the BOY was done with his burger.




With full and happy tummies, we got back on the road for Door County.  We checked into our hotel and then drove up north to Sister Bay for Friday Night Fish Fry.  This is a common theme in Wisconsin and one worth participating in!  In the past, the BOY and I have not been up in DC on Fridays, so this was exciting.




I remembered from years past that the Sister Bay Bowl has the best fish fry in the county.  By 5:30, there was already a 45 minute wait, so we walked across the street to Husby’s for a Happy Hour beer.


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For dinner, we both agreed on the fried perch, which came with fries and a slaw.




The breading was light and the perch every bit as wonderful as I remember!  We even considered ordering another plate to share but instead made our way back to Fish Creek.  On the way, we caught a beautiful sunset, which I tried to photo from the moving car.




The night was young, so our next stop was the tavern for some New Glarus on tap.  What a treat!




I’m talking specifically about the beer, but the entire day was full of them!  Day 2 started with a bike ride and then it was off to the winery for a tasting.








It’s 5:00 somewhere!!!




After our tasting, we decided to sit out back listening to live music with some wine.


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And an antipasto plate!  Everything on the plate was local, fresh, and incredible!  The BOY and I devoured the entire thing!




Then went back home for a nap.  When we woke up, it had rained and there was a full rainbow that we could see from our porch.  It was soo cool!




The next day involved a run and some hiking, which was followed by a an amazing meal at our favorite restaurant, Wild Tomato!




You might remember it from last year’s post Will Hike For Pizza!




I should also tell you that Wild Tomato has a fantastic beer list,  including a new local brew from Door County Brewing Company called Little Sister that is my new favorite beer!  I brought home a trunk full : )




I should probably also confess that we returned to Wild Tomato for a second meal of pizza and beer on our last day. 




Embarrassing, but true!




So as you can see…my weekend was a little more beer, biking, and cheese than marathon prep (oh and did I mention the dark chocolate covered cherries?!), but totally worth it! 




Between the food, relaxation, outdoor activities, and sunsets, the BOY and I always have the BEST vacation up in Door County!

Which is why I’ve decided to title Door County Part 3: Why I Heart Door County…although it probably should be called,”How I returned to reality, stopped drinking beer, woke up early, and became a marathoner again!”    LOL : )

9 thoughts on “DC Part 2: …And Sucked as a Marathoner

  1. Sometimes you just need a vacation from everything! I’m sure that after your trip and a very busy summer this was a perfect mini vaca. Your running will probably be even better this week because of it.

    • So true! The vacation was wonderful and I’m hoping we can get back there this spring too! Running this week has gone well but that’s because I had my mom riding her bike next to me cheering me on : )

  2. When I saw the title of this post I almost got really upset. I was like SHE WAS IN DC AND DIDNT TELL ME OMG WHAT IN THE WORLDDDD. If you ever come to our nations capital you better tell me so we can hang out….

    If my waist line allowed it I think I could live off of wine, cheese, crackers, beer, and pizza. Oh wait all I need to do is be reincarnated as a boy and then I will be set!! Looks like you guys had a total blast. The scenery is gorgeoussss!

    • Ha ha! NEVER…I will definitely let you know when we head out east because I’d love to see those trails you’re always blogging about. When the BOY and I first started dating, I tried to match him fry for fry and beer for beer. That did not work for me and doesn’t in the real world, so a weekend of the good stuff (in somewhat moderation) is such a treat! Now it is back to oatmeal, eggs, tea, and runs….with memories of those beautiful sunsets!

  3. YUMMMMMM All this food looks so freaking good especially that custard!! I love that you embraced this vacation and “let your hair down!” You’re a solid enough runner that taking time off for a couple days won’t affect the ending result!

    • Thanks Brittany! I didn’t think about that but you are right that between the triathlon and marathon training, I have built up a good enough base to enjoy my weekend and appreciate my marathon training even more. I certainly don’t plan on winning the race, but feel strongly about training well to stay healthy!

  4. I can’t believe we missed that winery while we were there. Just another reason to go back! That anti-pasta plate looks amazing!! Sounds like an awesome time!

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