Will NOT Run for Beer

14 Mar

So about yesterday….

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I had been planning on my typical lazy Sunday when Matt got the opportunity to take someone’s place in the Ras na hEireann, a 5k in honor of St. Patty’s day that takes place in Davis square. Though I’m not a runner myself, I love going to races because of the prime people-watching opportunities. And I obviously like to support Matt!

I knocked out a little workout of my own at the gym before heading up to Davis and finding a good spot at the finish line. I didn’t even have to kill any time because the first runner crossed in just under 15 minutes. I’ll never know how these people do it…

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About six minutes later, I spotted Matt, who didn’t even appear to be out of breath. Lauren also finished just a minute after Matt!
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Ok, ok, so the real reason I wanted to support my friends in their race was because of the after-party:) I scored a free Harpoon IPA at the Foundry on Elm, and since the Duke game was on, Matt and I decided we’d have to stay and drink more beer so we wouldn’t miss any of the action.
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The Foundry actually had an awesome beer list. I had a very light saison, but I was too busy watching the game to catch the brewery’s name. It was tasty, but obviously not too memorable if I don’t remember who made it!
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I also tried a Clown Shoes Brown Angel, which was smooth and a little bitter – it was almost too light for me! The real star though was a Dogfish Head Red and White that Matt ordered. It was brewed with pinot noir and had the consistency of apple juice, but had many of the characteristics of a citrus-y Belgian beer. It was really alcoholic too, but I couldn’t tell at all because it didn’t have that high ABV sticky-ness.
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Oh, and there was food involved! This was a Mediterranean scramble with chorizo and tomatoes and it actually wasn’t very good:(

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Needless to say, I was pretty tired after this mid-day fiesta, but I went home happy (because of the beer and the big win)!!!
As for today, the time change hit me hard this morning and I found myself craving caffeine big time. Because of my grogginess and because I didn’t have a whole lot of work to keep me busy, the day really dragged on. I can’t imagine anything better than a nap right now, but I’m heading to a spinning class in a few and then I’m making stuff peppers for dinner, so it looks like sleep will have to wait until tonight.
Did anyone else have trouble adjusting to spring forward?
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10 Responses to “Will NOT Run for Beer”

  1. Kath March 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Ha – I thought that first guy was Matt!

  2. Katy @ A Healthy Shot March 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    ooooh I love Harpoon, but it’s hard to find if you’re not in New England. My all-time favorite beer is their UFO :)

  3. Rachel March 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    I saw you and Matt waiting for the Red Line. Small world.

    • Laura March 14, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

      Oh fun, come say hi next time!

  4. Amelia March 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    So you are my new beer guru! I spotted Southern Tier’s Choklat Stout at my liqueur store and had to try it after you peaked my interest. And I have to say wow, and thank you!

    • Laura March 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

      Yay, I’m glad you liked it!!!

  5. Alejandra March 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I love going to races for the same reason : ) people watching! I am not a fan of time changes…I couldn’t wake up for the life of me this morning. I walked around half asleep all day and finally gave in to a nap after work.

  6. Carla @ Will Run for Health March 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    I truly thought I had sampled all of the Dog Fish Head’s out on the market…I guess I’m wrong! I am now on a mission to try the Red and White! Yum!!

    GO DUKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Amy March 20, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Ahhhh, someone who ALSO does NOT understand how these freakin’ runners do it! However, isn’t Davis fun :)

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