Monday, March 24, 2014

Thomas Hooker Brewery Comes To Mohegan Sun


Mohegan Sun has teamed up with Connecticut’s beer, and is pleased to announce the grand opening of Thomas Hooker Brewery. The brewery, located inside the Race Book in Casino of the Earth brews hand crafted, unique beers on-site at Mohegan Sun; providing beer buffs with the local, fresh, quality beer they’ve been searching for.

Named after the founding father of Hartford, the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company has been a Connecticut staple for years. Originating from Bloomfield, Hooker has drawn in an impressive following thanks to their refreshingly uncommon beers, brewery tours and tasting parties. Thomas Hooker boasts 14 unique beers including a summertime crowd pleaser, Watermelon Ale.

The Thomas Hooker Brewery at Mohegan Sun will officially open on Friday, March 28th. The Brewery will feature six beers on tap including their; Blonde, IPA, Irish Red Ale, Liberator Doppelbock, Chocolate Truffle Stout and one specialty beer crafted specifically for Mohegan Sun.

Thomas Hooker Brewery will celebrate the grand opening at Mohegan Sun with their first official “Final Friday” party on Friday, March 28th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Modeled after their popular Bloomfield events, guests are invited to stop by and experience the bustling brewery and unique brews. The celebration will feature 50% off all Thomas Hooker Draft Beers including a special hand crafted beer exclusive to Mohegan Sun.

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company is a firm supporter of the local community, and their partnership with Mohegan Sun is not their first Connecticut team-up. Hooker worked with the popular Connecticut Chocolatier, Munson’s Chocolate, to create their savory and sweet Chocolate Truffle Stout. Aside from brewing beers Hooker supports the local community by staying active in several charities around the region.

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fitness Friday 3/21

Oh, hey. Remember when I wrote fitness friday posts… or any posts for that matter? Yeah, this used to be a thing!

So, I think the last time I wrote a post I was hoping to get a lottery entry for the Sandy Hook 5K and well, I got a spot! So that race is on the 29th and I’m really looking forward to it! The weather has finally started to warm up to the point where it doesn’t hurt to go outside, so that’s a plus. I even went for a run yesterday AND walked my son to and from school.  It was actually the first day in forever that I hit the 10,000 step goal on my phones pedometer.  It actually really made me miss my fitbit (RIP)

Another thing I was talking about last time I wrote was whether or not I would run a 4 mile road race if I didn’t get into the Sandy Hook 5K.  I was a little nervous about literally “going the extra mile.” And while I did get a spot and I didn’t end up running that particular 4 mile race, I DID run a 4 mile sweetheart race back in February.  The course for this race was listed as “a challenging, hilly course.” I was super nervous and there was an extremely hellish hill that I ended up walking up.  Like, my car has trouble driving up this hill.  BUT, I made it! It gave me a little boost of confidence to finish all 4 miles.  My time was 45 and change.

I was also writing about finishing Jillian Michaels and not being sure what to do next.  I did start with TAPOUT XT and I made it through a week, but it was really hard to work into my schedule and I haven’t really found anything I really want to do. ):

Does anyone have any motivation for me?!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fitness Friday

Ugh, I’ve been a slacker! These frigid temperatures are really getting to me. Or maybe I’m letting them get to me? Anyway, I slacked off a bit this week!

I did, however, finish week 3 of Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 and start week 4 which was my goal. So, I guess I can’t be too down on myself!

Here’s what I did accomplish:

Saturday: Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 week 3 day 5

Sunday: Nothing. :(

Monday: Pilates, Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 week 3 day 6

Tuesday: Pilates, Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 week 4 day 1

Wednesday: Pilates, Snow Shoveling

Thursday: Nothing. :(

Friday: Planning on Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 week 4 day 2

I haven’t done my workout yet today, but it’s only 9 a.m. here and I finally got a cup of coffee. It’s a terrible thing, waking up at 6 a.m. to get two little bos and yourself ready for the day and discovering there is NO COFFEE! Okay, I knew there wasn’t any coffee, but I don’t remember those sorts of things that early!

So my plan for this week is to FINISH JILLIAN MICHAEL’S RIPPED IN 30! I’m getting pretty tired of typing that out. I guess I could have been abbreviating it this whole time.  I’m not sure if I’m going to jump right into TapOut XT or not.  I would like to, so maybe I should just do it!

I put my name in the bib lottery for the Sandy Hook Run for the Families 5K, which I ran last year.  I’m really hoping I get a bib.  Last year, it was in Hartford and 15,000 people ran.  This year it’s in Newtown, but they can only accommodate 1,000 people, so they had a lottery entry.

I should find out this week and if I don’t get a bib, I think I will register for a St. Patrick’s day 4 miler that a couple of friends are doing.  I’ve only ever run a 5k though so 4 miles is slightly intimidating! I don’t know why, it’s less than a mile extra.  But, I struggled so much to just get up to the 5K distance, so “going the extra mile” seems a little daunting!

Alright, that’s it, I’ll stop talking now!

Are you planning on any fun races this year?

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