We knew we were in for something good when our bib numbers had tickets for fondue and hot chocolate.
But really, our expectations were exceeded.
The run itself was lovely enough; a brisk sunrise loop along the lakefront. However...
When we came through the finish area, there were the traditional bottles of water and cups of Gatorade. But instead of bananas and apples, there was chocolate. We were encouraged to fill our pockets. So we did.
We came out of the finish area and into the Fondue Tent (ohmygosh I loved the marshmallow trees!), where we were given our own little fondue tray. (That was where the fruit was. Because fruit is way better if you dip it in chocolate. Especially rich, creamy, hot, melty chocolate.) (Did I mention it was freezing - literally - at this race?).
Then it was on to the Hot Chocolate Tent, where we got our rich, creamy, steamy (Did I mention that it was freezing?) hot chocolate, with which to toast our run. And the day in general. Because, let's face it, it was a good day.
PS - It really was a convergence of all things good and true, what with the running and the chocolate and the fact that, when I woke up in the morning, the ground was covered with snow. If U2 had somehow been involved, the whole thing might have rivaled Heaven.
Hubby's birthday was this past week. After he managed to get me the Bono cake for my birthday last year, I knew I better go big with his cake this year. Which meant, of course, his man-crush Sting. But I just couldn't go with Sting's face on a cake. Face-on-a-cake had been done, you know? So I went with this.....