1. Guess what I did last night? I bought tickets for our trip for me to run 5 half marathons. Holy cow! Today I need to figure out the tickets for the elaborate kid watching we have arranged. I’m so thankful for parents who are willing to rearrange their week to spend one with my kids. I’m also thankful to have a husband who not only supports my crazy schemes, but actually pushes me towards them. I’m somewhat intimidated by the goal I’ve taken on, but I figure even if I crash and burn, I get to have a week long vacation with my husband. So, I guess either way I win. ;o)
2. Yesterday I decided to give my legs a little break and went for a 20 minute ride on my bike after I took the kids to school. I’m way too intimidated on a bike around here to actually leave my neighborhood, so it was kind of a boring ride. I keep thinking maybe I should go to Toys ‘R’ Us or Dick’s Sporting Goods and just buy a $200 bike. It would be way better than the 10 speed turned one speed that doesn’t really fit me that I’m currently riding. I’d love to buy a good bike, but remember those plane tickets? Yeah, there goes that budget. (If anyone local knows someone getting rid of a decent bike, let me know. )
3. It’s Thirsty Thursday time again!
This week I finally got around to trying Boatswain Chocolate Stout. I picked this up at Trader Joe’s one night for less than $3. (Kind of amusing story: I popped in on my way to a meeting because I was starving. I grabbed a clif bar and saw the beer on my way out and couldn’t resist. The cashier asked me if I needed a bag or was planning to drink it. LOL)
Anyways, I liked it. Unlike some chocolate stouts that get their chocolatey flavor from “chocolate malt” rather than chocolate, this beer was brewed with cocoa powder. It poured super dark and had a nice head and aroma. The beer itself was not as heavy as some of this type and only clocks in at 5.4% alcohol. As a lightweight who likes dark beers, this made me happy. It’s a big beer (650 ML), so Beer Geek and I shared it, which was perfect. Upon further research, I discovered it was brewed in Wisconsin. All the more reason to like it.
Not the most amazing beer out there, but highly drinkable and the price can’t be beat!
And now I’m off to get a kid checked for strep. Sigh.
5 thoughts on “Plane tickets, bike rides, and Boatswain”
Oooo that sounds great, and I like that it’s not flavored with Malt! I’ll have to check it out! Also – don’t lie, you totally drank it on your way out 😉
Looks like I need to plan a trip to Amarillo to cheer you on!!!
I’m a little jealous of your 5 states adventure! But only a little because I could maybe squeak out 2 back to back but 5?!? That would be really rough for me.
Yeah for buying plane tickets! I think this 5 race trip sounds like a lot of fun – great to have such a support group to pull it off!