Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mother's Day Run and Fun

A not so pleasant 11-mile run to the Milwaukee lakefront on Mother's Day

Followed by a warm and pleasant coffee stop at Alterra with Mom!

On Saturday night, Karen and I headed to Brookfield to join up with my family to celebrate Mother's day. Upon arrival, we immediately got to work preparing for the night's feast. We made several appetizers, pasta salad, steak and salmon on the grill, and enjoyed chocolate bars and Suzy's cheesecake for dessert. It was fun to have my brother's best friend, Ben, and Karen there, too, who are both like part of the family. We laughed, and talked, and celebrated my mom, who later claimed it was her best mother's day yet. Mission accomplished.

Despite the fact that I woke up the next morning to pouring rain and an awful cold, Karen and I set out on a 11-mile run from my parent's house in Brookfield to the downtown lakefront. It was very windy and unpleasant, but we actually felt pretty good and made decent time. I'm certainly paying for it this week, however, as my darn cold just won't go away. My mom met us downtown and snapped many flattering pics (like the one above) as we ran down Wisconsin Avenue. As soon as we reached the lake, we hopped in the car and drove to the downtown Alterra coffee house, which is just gorgeous. There we enjoyed Carmel Royales (my mom's favorite Alterra drink) before heading to my grandma's apartment for a quick visit. It was a great time celebrating with my mom and I'm glad she enjoyed her special day!


Jackie said...

look at those leg muscles!

Bruce Dierbeck said...

Isn't that a great Alterra building?! I go there a couple times a month. Something about sitting upstairs in the loft while reading, writing, and drinking coffee there, that's beats most other area coffee shops.