My parents’ 40th wedding anniversary is in a few days, and all 5 of the daughters wanted to plan something special to help them celebrate. A few years ago, we had met up at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells for my dad’s 60th birthday. We all had a great time then, so we decided to meet there again to be together to celebrate such a monumental anniversary!
If you’re familiar with Wisconsin Dells, you probably don’t picture this as a “fit” destination…For example, many of the watersides have to post a weight maximum as well the weight minimum.
However, with 4 out of 5 of the sisters training for either a 1/2 marathon or a full, we needed to put in some miles while visiting this stereotypically “unfit” location.
My long run was actually 19 miles, so I squeezed it in on my home turf before we hit the road on Thursday. I discovered that all 4 lakes (Harriet, Calhoun, Isles, and Cedar) down the Cedar Trail to the new Twins stadium, Target Field, and back was just about 19 miles! Though I would have enjoyed the company of my sisters for such a long run, Dustin and I both just wanted to get the long run done before the weekend began.
Back to the Dells: Just as we did the weekend before in Annandale, we mapped out a route ahead of time. I googled “running routes from the Wilderness Resort” and found a decent one that kept us off the busiest roads.
FYI- route is here: