I’m back after a very extended weekend at the cabin. We arrived late Wednesday night, and then my sister and her husband and kids met us up there on Thursday afternoon. Four full nights of cabin life makes it difficult to come back to reality…especially when you have a relaxation station like this one at the cabin!
There was plenty of relaxing, but honestly, we kept things pretty “fit” up north this year, with some healthier eating, plenty of activities (especially running!) and lots of laughs.
This post is primarily about Fits on the Road in Hayward, WI. You probably have never heard of Gordon, where my husband’s cabin is located, but maybe you have heard of Hayward. It’s a bit more of a touristy town, with a few interesting attractions. It’s also home to the American Birkebiener, the largest, and one of the longest, American ski (cross country) races, which runs from Cable, WI to Hayward, WI.
Hayward is a small town of about 2300 people, but in the summer, with all the lakes and cabin homes, I am sure that the population at least triples.
So anyways, on Thursday morning, I managed to pound out my long run on the hilly country roads by the cabin. I woke up around 6:15, and was running by 7 am. The temperature wasn’t actually too bad, and there was enough of a breeze to keep all those bugs away. Dustin was sweet enough to come find me with some Gatorade and a GU about an hour into the run, which definitely helped. Of course, I forgot my headphones, so it was a over two hours of just me and those boring country roads….I didn’t even see any deer, turkey, or bears. Bummer!
FYI, Dustin did his long run the next morning, and my nieces were very excited to help give him Gatorade at a few spots along his route. They even made up the cutest little song about “going on a Dustin hunt!” Adorable!
After my long run was complete on Thursday, we headed to Hayward primarily to go to the grocery store there. The store closer to the cabin is very limited in its produce department, (although it has plenty of Jack Link’s jerky if that’s what you’re into!), so a trip into Hayward is usually necessary.