Saturday morning we slept in a bit and then headed to Lambeau Field to pick up our packets. We stopped by their Pro Shop, which was crazy. They had absolutely everything Green Bay Packers you could imagine. Everything. The stadium was very impressive. Below...Doug sporting some cheese...
After packet pickup we headed to Titletown Brewery. Adorable. Titletown makes its own beer as well as root beer. It's been converted from an old train depot and all the kids would go 'choo choo' as the trains passed by the window as we ate lunch. The beer...Mmm...mmm...good. The menus were newspapers...very cute. Lunch was awesome. And the fried cheese curds...oh so yummm.
After that, we headed up to Green Bay to walk by the water for a bit. It was extremely windy Saturday, we didn't stay too long.
Then back to Lambeau Field for the pasta party that was held on the concourse. Gotta love a free dinner and free beer!
Sunday morning, the alarm went off at 5:30 am and it was already light outside. I didn't realize the sun rose so early here and I about freaked thinking we overslept. We didn't though and my heart rate returned to normal.
Race morning was beautiful...sunny and in the 50's. The race start was a little disheveled but once the gun went off, things settled in. I knew about mile three, it was going to be a tough race for me. I just needed to run my own race today and didn't want to feel like I was holding Doug back so I kissed him and sent him off ahead of me. I had to do this twice, but he finally went. The course was very nice. We wound through some really nice neighborhoods, ran on some trails, over two bridges, around a lake and all in all, it was a very nice marathon. At mile 20, they had a 'hit the wall' party. It was the loudest, most fun water stop where the spectators and volunteers were yelling and cheering.
As I wound around the stadium around 25.5 miles, Doug was standing by, cheering me on. I gave a big wave and then entered Lambeau Field through the players tunnel, making a loop around the stadium track. There was music blaring and it was awesome to see the stadium, let alone, from the field itself. What a treat! Once I made my loop around the stadium, it was time to cross the finish line. After receiving my medal and the regular post race foods, it was time to tailgate. They were grilling up brats and serving up beer. What a great way to finish up the afternoon!
The medals and t shirts are very nice. They even had medals in a big '10' for those that had completed all 10 of the marathons as this was their 10th anniversary. Very nice.
Doug and I are feeling good. Especially after running 3 marathons in 4 weeks. My ankles and feet ache a bit, but I think that's from running on so much concrete. But we'll be good. I think the next marathon we're thinking about is in 3 weeks so we'll have plenty of time to recover!
Marathon 21 down!
Roadtrippin' back tomorrow.