in less than a month me and 11 others will be running in the bourbon chase. the chase is a 203 mile relay run across central ky, past 6 bourbon distillaries, through our home town (twice) and ending in downtown lexington for a huge party. i have one of the shortest distances to run in the chase bc i'm the slowest runner. :) dont get me wrong, that is not a complaint. i am lucky to have such fast friends to do this with. to prepare for the race i have been planning on running 3 times, every 12 hours, within a 36 hour window. friday and saturday i had planned on running 3 miles friday am, 3 miles friday pm and 3 miles saturday am. but due to doing other things friday morning (buying a couch) friday's am run did not happen. so instead of bagging the whole thing like i had done the last time i had planned on doing this: i did 4 miles friday pm and 4 miles saturday am. which gave me 8 miles, only 1 off my planned 9 miles of 3, 3, and 3. i only got 3 hours of sleep between the two runs, which is actually probably what will really happen come race weekend. :) my 4 miles friday pm were on the treadmill and saturdays am run outside felt good. it was cool and just a great day for a run. my pace was slower than what it had been on the treadmill but i expected that!
as soon as jeremy got back from his run we ate breakfast, showered, dropped off deuce at mom and dad's and went to the louisville zoo for jeremy's company picnic. i was super excited about this bc the zoo has recently acquired a 7 month old polar bear that had been rescued from alaska in april. it was only 2 months old when it was found. they can't guarantee that you will be able to view it as they are trying to get it used to being in captivity. luckily though we were able to see it and it is just the cutest little thing!! go here to read about the bear cub and how it was found http://www.louisvillezoo.com/glacierrun/cubs.htm
after the zoo we went to the brown hotel, took a much needed nap, and then headed downstairs to get a hot brown at the place where they were invented. for those of you who have never heard of a hot brown, it is basically an open faced turkey sandwich, covered in a mornay sauce, with bacon and tomatoes on it and it is delicious!!!
Then we headed downtown a couple blocks to 4th street live. it's a couple blocks of 4th street that are blo
cked off to traffic and they have several places to eat, drink, and listen to music. we went to the hard rock, where i bought my customary tshirt. i buy one in every city, but somehow had never been to the one in louisville until last night. we got a table outside and ordered dessert while we listened to 80's and 90's music! it was great! there was only one song they played that i didnt know!! loved it!!
today, we went to another famous place in louisville to eat Lynn's Paradise Cafe. Both it and the Brown Hotel have been featured on Man vs. Food Nation and one of Bobby Flay's tv shows. At Lynn's I got french toast and jeremy got a fritata. the atmosphere in the there is very unique and inviting!!