A Simple Running Log

September 27, 2016

Training for 9/27/16

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 11:36 am

Yesterday afternoon, I took Pepper out for a lap around the 4.5-mile loop. It was fine until the last mile or so. There was a crew doing something in the road that involved a jackhammer and a lot of big loud trucks, which terrified Pepper, of course.

But, he took a dump while we were running, which was the main objective, because we couldn’t take him with us to the Mug Club party last night. So, mission accomplished!

Clark got a guest ticket for one of his coworkers, and we all rode to Milton together. We got there not too long after the party started at 6.

This year’s theme was camping out. Dinner was barbecued chicken, grilled burgers and hot dogs, vegetable skewers, salad and pasta salad, and then for dessert, there was a huge s’mores station, with graham crackers, marshmallows (and little burners to roast them), Hershey’s Milk Chocolate or Cookies ‘n’ Cream and Reese’s Cups. There was also Nutella. I think I fit half a jar of that stuff onto one s’more haha. It was so good!

The beer was all-you-can-drink. They served pints of some of the mainstays, like Punkin Ale, Sea Quench Ale, 60 Minute and a s’more-flavored beer they’d brewed especially for the Mug Club party. They also served smaller pours of some rarities and experimental beers, and we all got one sample of a Moscow Mule made with their vodka.

The best part of the evening was when Sam (Dogfish Head’s founder) got up on stage, announced he’d been “drinking the shit out of some Sea Quench Ale” and then said since the brewpub in Rehoboth is undergoing a massive overhaul, our current memberships are being extended until it’s done, which means we’re not going to have to pay Jan. 1 to stay in! Also, our benefits now work at Chesapeake & Maine next door to the brewpub, so we’re going to have to give that place another go.

It was a really fun evening. This Mug Club is a no-brainer to join if you live close enough to go to the brewpub even a few times a year, and the annual free party is just the cherry on top.

I was thinking it’d be cool if they added guaranteed entry to the Dogfish Dash as a benefit. Not a discount on the race entry, just first dibs if we want to run, since registration sells out in a matter of minutes now. I noticed several people last night wearing their race shirt.

This morning, I didn’t get up in time to run before I had to take Pepper back to the vet to get his eye checked out again. The vet said it looks better, like it’s healing, and he prescribed a stronger anti-inflammatory eye drop to help the scratch on Pepper’s cornea heal faster.

If these eye drops don’t do enough to heal it, the next step is a minor surgery to temporarily sew shut that eye until the cornea heals. Fingers crossed the eye drops do the trick! I don’t see Pepper and surgery going together very well.


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