November 29, 2009

Cider Donuts and Slab Bacon... Another Day in the Great State of Wisconsin

I had only one goal this Thanksgiving weekend - survive the gluttony with zero weight gain. Leading into the holiday I was beyond busy at work with travel and long hours so my training schedule had gone from spotty at best to nearly non-existent. I vowed to do something active every day while here in an effort to at least make it back to New York at the same, already elevated, weight I was at when I left. Thankfully there hasn't been a scale in sight so I will have to wait until tomorrow night to assess the damage.

After a slightly healthy reprieve yesterday, I lapsed back into Midwest goodness with a visit to the New Glarus brewery (delicious), a scoop of ice cream at a New Glarus candy shop (yum) and a breakfast this morning consisting of a paper thin molasses cookie (hey, it was thin), a cider donut from a local farm (apples are healthy, right?) and three slices of absolutely phenomenal slab bacon (bacon, enough said) purchased from the sausage and meat shop in New Glarus. That New Glarus is a lovely town indeed.

Hopefully the daily activity I have managed to squeeze in between meals will at least balance things out and send me home having achieved my goal. If not, I'm predicting a diet of vegetables and water in my future next week. But hey, it was worth it.

In the New Glarus Brewery Tasting Room

View From the Brewery

Loading up the Purchases

Ah, Meat


  1. Ahhh bacon... nothing else matters when it comes to bacon! Looks like you had a great day!

  2. cider donuts are ALWAYS worth it!

  3. Hey, Kristin. Here's to hoping it all balances out for you, too. By the way, I love your story! Sometimes I think I'm the only adult who's doing the tri thing without a background in one sport or another. I look forward to following your journey!

    - Lora

  4. stopped by your blog from Lindsay' Lora mentioned above, I wasn't much of an athlete growing up, and just got into triathlon last year... it's inspiring to see how far the journey can go! Congrats on your IM, looking forward to watching your journey to #2!



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