More Marathon Prep–Shoe Shopping and Dinner at Lucy’sPosted: February 8, 2013
A few weeks ago, I started training for my human daddy’s upcoming marathon. I began with spectator training–and I think I have that down–but there is so much more marathon prep to be done. Last night we went to the shoe store to choose the shoes my daddy will wear for his marathon. Shoes are not that big of a deal to me (did you ever think you’d hear a female say that?), but they are extremely important to my daddy. If you ask me, the new shoes in the bag are not that much different from the old shoes, but whatever makes my daddy happy.
Finally, we headed downtown for some marathon prep that I found much more interesting–dinner at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant. Now you may be wondering what dinner at Lucy’s in Baton Rouge has to do with the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon. I’ll tell you. In less than three weeks, I will be enjoying (with my humans, of course) a post-marathon meal at Lucy’s in New Orleans. After my daddy completes his marathons, he likes to devour a beer (or two) and a big, juicy cheeseburger. He figures he’s earned it after running 26.2 miles, and I can’t disagree with him.
I love Lucy’s because it is pet-friendly . . . so pet-friendly, in fact, that it even offers a special menu for its canine customers. I have been to the Baton Rouge Lucy’s many times, and I even visited the New Orleans Lucy’s one late night after a Hornets basketball game (that’s a long story that I may share another time), so I very much approve of the humans’ choice for the post-marathon meal.
Last night, I studied the menu very carefully and made some outstanding selections.
I started with the Chilly Pup (that’s a bowl of crushed ice to humans). It’s free, and you don’t even have to ask for it. The server just brings it to you. I told you this place is super pet-friendly.
Then I had the Hot Diggity Dog. It’s a plain hot dog without the bun and it only sets you back 75 cents. How can you beat that? At first I was a little more curious about what was on my human mommy’s plate . . .
. . . but then I got pretty interested in the Hot Diggity Dog. Let’s just say that there wasn’t anything left to put into the doggy bag.
I think I nailed the latest phase of my marathon prep. Maybe I’ll just spend the next couple of weeks guarding the new shoes. I’ll start just as soon as I wake up from my nap.