Poor little Shoo was still feeling not so hot this morning. I managed to get some sugary liquids into him and he perked up some, but he decided he wanted a nap (he gave up naps almost a year ago). After he fell asleep, I decided to hit the treadmill. I wasn’t expecting much in the way of a run, so I ran fairly fast for the first few miles. I ended up managing 7 miles before he woke up! And the best part was he woke up and asked for food. Woohoo! Unfortunately, since I hadn’t planned to run for that long, I was wearing single layer cotton socks, so I rubbed a nice blister on my toe.
When Beer Geek got home, I jumped on the ‘mill again and did a 3.5 mile interval workout. I had only planned 3 miles, but since I was running fast, I managed to squeeze an extra half into my work out. I’ve never run twice in the same day before, so I was quite surprised that I actually felt great for the second run.
After dinner tonight, we headed to the local Mardi Gras parade. Beer Geek has family in Mississippi and Louisiana, so we’ve been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, as well as to some of the smaller (but still huge by comparison) local parades. This parade? Great, but not large by any means. Prior to Shoo getting sick, we had planned on dinner at one of the many restaurants on the (6 block) parade route, but had to scrap that plan. So, Mardi Gras was a completely beerless event this year for us. Oh well, we’ll make up for it this weekend when we hit three breweries/brewpubs. And only in a place like here would a Mardi Gras parade include a local Indian restaurant and a Bolivian dance group. LOL