Will NOT Run for Beer

14 Mar

So about yesterday….


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…

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!
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.
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!
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.

Oh, and there was food involved! This was a Mediterranean scramble with chorizo and tomatoes and it actually wasn’t very good:(

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?

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 Tierโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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