As so many business travelers know, exercise is critical to maintaining your sanity on the road. Most of the time, for me anyway, that means a quick treadmill run as I listen to a podcast or Pandora.
But every now and then, I get lucky. And I got lucky today.
I pulled into the hotel parking lot too late last night to notice much about the surrounding area, but from a brief glance in the dark, the area exemplified the "Contemporary Suburban Office Park Hell" school of architecture. Thank goodness I checked my location on Google Maps before heading to the dreary basement hotel gym!
It turned out that my hotel was just a couple blocks from a beautiful, forested trail that wound its way into the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, a 160-acre tract of protected land, whose waters flow into Lake Mendota. So I got an early start and had an awesome run!
Happy travels to all. Signing off from Middleton, Wisconsin... see you on the trail!