How can I do a post about German beer on the 4th of July? Well, did you know that if it weren’t for a single vote, German would be the official language of the United States? If you didn’t, good for you, because it’s bunk. I can’t actually rationalize it too well. Anyway…
Schoefferhofer – I had more of this in Berlin
Maisel’s – I had all 3 varieties of this one, it’s my brother’s favourite.
Schultheiss – this was my go-to beer while eating out around Berlin. A simple, straightforward Pils.
But this isn’t a food/drink blog, so I need another rationale to link up with the Purple Giraffe, and I have a good one. Janine also organizes a Virtual #RunForMemory to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Virtual Runs are fun ways that we can participate in a cause with online friends no matter where in the world they are. I try to pick some official event that can double its purpose; last time I wanted it to be a Snowshoe race for the Kyle’s Krusade, and though the snowshoe part didn’t work out then, I still wanted this to have a little something extra to make it challenging and meaningful.
Well, our work run club was staging a race in some of the most hot and humid weather we’ve seen this year, and this was a mere 3 days after my Muskoka 5150 Olympic Triathlon experience.
Check out that temperature and humidity. The words I used to describe it to my wife were “Death March”. And yet it was worth it. I donated to the Alzheimer’s Research cause and you can too (just use the Donate button on the Purple Giraffe site).
We are on the cusp of having unprecedented longevity thanks to better scientific understanding of our bodies and better healthy living practices… yet it’s a terrifying idea that our minds could get left behind. Read the Alzheimer’s facts on Janine’s site.
I confess I have an ulterior motive; I want the Lightning Kid to grow old and live as independently as possible when my wife and I are long gone. People with Down syndrome are prone to dementia as they age, and there is considerable overlap in Alzheimer’s research that could apply to those individuals too.
I confess I have a second ulterior motive… a free Beer Koozy for participating. See how I brought it back to beer? That’s Synergy people!
Please consider participating in the #RunForMemory and/or donating to #EndAlz.
- Register and Run 5k or 10k
- Spread the Word using the #RunForMemory and #EndAlz hashtags.