{Friday Fab 5-Baked Potato Soup, Sol, Slice of Chicago…}

I was having tech issues today hence the late post. Better late than never!

{#1-Baked Potato Slow Cooker Soup}
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It is delicious! Seriously! The husband adds bacon to his!

{#2-Slice of Chicago aka Heaven}
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Dinner with the family this week. If you live in the La Crosse, WI area check out this great local place!

{#3-New Water Bottle}
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Perfect for the running science teacher!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{#4-Sol}
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New beer tried in my quest to try 30 new beers in my 30th year. More on this challenge in a special post tomorrow.

{#5-Indoor Running}
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Lots of indoor runs this week. BRRR. Who wants to move to Cali or Hawaii with me? The husband won’t.

Happy Friday!

{UW-L Turkey Trot Race Report}

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Completing the UW-L Turkey Trot 5k has become a widow’s weekend tradition for my mom, my friend, and her mom. We always walk the event as our moms are not runners. The course is scenic, the shirts cute, and the time together fun. This year in honor of no shave November, my friend bought us all mustaches. It was the coldest Turkey Trot yet with temperatures of only 13 degrees (windchill -4) during out walk.

Staying warm pre-race.

Staying warm pre-race.

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I love the marsh area the course takes us through.
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After our chilly walk, we headed out to brunch at a local breakfast joint with awesome food.

Then we used some of the great coupons that came in our race packet to get buy 1, get 1 free coffee from Cabin Coffee.
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Next, we headed to the Elmaro Vineyard near La Crosse where we enjoyed tasting wine, looking at fun stuff to buy, and more tasting of wine.
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Well, wine for most of us. I guess people frown upon women drinking wine when they’re growing a human inside their uterus. 7 Up would have to do.


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It was the perfect widow’s weekend, and I left with my wine wall stocked.

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Pace: Walking
Time: It was so cold I swear the clock must have froze.
Overall: Something out of 2000 something
Gender: 2nd in our group of 4
Age Group: 2nd between my friend and I. Although she’ll be in a different age group than me in a month and a half. πŸ˜‰