A Simple Running Log

September 14, 2015

Training for 9/14/15

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 12:39 pm

Saturday, I didn’t run as expected, since we left so early for the Maryland football game. In spite of some crappy weather, we had a pretty good time, but that’s probably because we mostly went for the tailgating, not the game.

Clark’s boss let us borrow a GMC Yukon that belongs to the company. It has almost 300,000 miles on it but still runs fine, and it had plenty of room for all of us and our stuff. The hatch even provided enough of an overhang we could grill in spite of the rain.

lonely tailgater

The lonely tailgater haha.

Our parking pass was in a lot close to the stadium. We watched all the college kids walking through before the game started. Apparently the style now is to wear sneakers with socks that come halfway to your knees — preferably printed with the Maryland flag — and, for the girls, a tank top with arm holes so huge you can see your “cute” sports bra? Youths.

Then some guy stopped and asked if we had a recycling bin for his empty beer can haha. We all stared at him. Finally someone pointed to the trash bag next to the car and said he could toss it in there.

It was probably close to halftime when we finally decided to go into the stadium ourselves. As soon as we got in, they made everyone leave because of lightning in the area. So we hung out in the nearby alumni building for a minute, until they said they weren’t serving beer at the bar anymore. We went back to the car and drank some more, where we were joined by a large group of people who wanted to trade shots of their crappy whiskey for beers, and then told us a bunch of a stories about people we didn’t know. It was strange.

We went back to the stadium, where they were playing the game again. The stands were pretty empty by that point. We only stayed until the end of the third quarter. I guess we left at the right time; they were tied when we left, but Bowling Green scored touchdowns after intercepting Maryland four times in the last quarter. Yowza.


On the way home, we stopped by Chad and Samira’s house in Annapolis to see the progress. I don’t think I’ve been there since May. It’s really coming along, and it looks great. The kitchen is just about finished.

When we got back to Corey’s house in Easton, we all walked to the Brasserie for dinner. By the time we’d walked back to Corey’s after dinner, we were all ready to go to sleep — at 8:30 p.m. haha. I dropped off Clark’s coworker on the way home, and Clark and I were home by 9:30. I tried to watch the end of the NASCAR race in Richmond, but fell asleep. I woke up just after it ended, though. It didn’t look like I’d missed any big surprises in the last race before the Chase starts next weekend.

Sunday morning, I woke up feeling fine, since I hadn’t drank much the day before so I could drive, and I’d gotten home and fallen asleep so early. Still, I didn’t feel like running a long run at all. Eventually I went out and did a quick lap around the 4.5-mile loop.

In the afternoon, I went to high tea at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels with my mom, sisters and aunt. We had a very nice time, sipping tea and sparkling wine and eating fancy little sandwiches and desserts.

high tea

Me, Julie, Mom and Kara, minus Aunt Helen, who had already jetted outta there.

After tea, I went to Mike’s house, where he and Clark were watching football.

This morning, Clark left really early to meet some coworkers and fly out to Chicago, where they’ve got a trade show this week. It just so happens this is the same week we were going to Chicago anyway, for the NASCAR race next Sunday, so that worked out as well as it could. Mike and I are flying out very early Thursday morning to meet Clark, and then we’re all flying back together late next Monday.

Eventually I took Pepper out for a run. It’s a beautiful day here. All the mid-summer-like heat and humidity from just a few days ago is gone, and it was perfect running weather. Pepper easily ran 10.1 miles with me. He’s run the 10.5-mile loop with me a couple of times, but I took a different and slightly shorter route today because it had gotten really windy, and the shorter route had a lot more trees along it to block most of the wind.

He seemed to enjoy himself, especially when we got home and I gave him two treats for almost running far enough to match his distance PR!

post run pep

Such a good running buddy!


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