Why yes, it’s a post about synonyms! ;o)
1. Rest- I’ve built two rest days into my weekly plan. One of those days I try to make a complete rest day AKA nothing more strenuous than my usual walking and 50,000 times up and down my stairs. (Wanna lose weight? Drink a ton of water and live in a house with no bathroom on the main level. Just sayin’) Anyways, as I up my mileage, I’m appreciating my rest days more and more. My body needs a break, my mind needs a break, and quite frankly, my job and house need me to take that break and focus on them. It’s funny how running a minimum of an hour each time I run has really started taking over my life. I can only imagine how I’ll feel in February when I’m running nearly twice as many miles per week as now!
2. Relaxation – With no family closeby, Beer Geek and I don’t get a whole lot of time together without at least one boy. We’ve got some good sitters, but we generally only use them to go out to dinner or to a short event. This weekend, both boys are heading to friends’ houses for sleepovers. I love them dearly, but the thought of an evening where I can just chill out and only have to put myself to bed is pretty exciting. I know we’ll go out to dinner and that we are planning to go to Port City Brewing for a tour, but really, I’m most excited to be in my house in the evening surrounded by quiet.
3. Beer – We are deep in my favorite “beer season”. Right now many of the beers are super malty, kind of sweet, super dark or are holiday beers full of spices. This is the time of year I stock up to get me through the lighter flavor beers of summer. Yes, I’m the one you’ll see drinking a Christmas beer in July. So, it should come as no surprise that I included a stop at my favorite beer store on my long run on Monday. I needed to see if it was worth driving back. It was. I drove back and bought four six packs and a four pack of beer.
One that I bought is one of my favorite holiday beers: Harpoon Winter Warmer. I just love the taste of this beer. As Beer Geek says, “It tastes like pie!” It’s malty and slightly sweet with a lovely taste of cinnamon and nutmeg. At only 5.9% alcohol, I can even drink two at a sitting (and it’s one of the few holiday beers that I buy more than one six pack. I have the one six pack rule because I tend to buy 20 or so holiday beers and one year we were drinking them until the following October LOL).
I love Harpoon so much that I made it the location for my Vermont race!
Go check out some other good alcohol related posts (tis the season…) over at The Purple Giraffe!
Total HBBC points = 185.0
HBBC Week 4 – 33.2
Thursday (rest day, I’m getting desperate for produce, and I may not have time for FB. Will it be a zero day? Hmmm…)
Wednesday = 7.7 (5.7 mile run + veggies +FB)
Tuesday = 12.7 (7.7 mile run + one hour hot yoga + veggies + FB)
Monday = 12.8 (10.3 mile run + half mile walk + veggies + FB)
HBBC Week 3 – 51.6
HBBC Week 2 – 46.8
HBBC Week 1 – 50.4
HBBC pre-bonus points – 3
6 thoughts on “TTT: Rest, Relaxation, and Beer”
I just enjoyed a Winter Warmer the other night at dinner – it tastes like Christmas! Love! Harpoon makes some of my all time favorite beers. Their Leviathan series is pretty damned good all around. I’m dying to try their new 100 barrel selection! Thanks for linking up!
Beer does go nicely with rest and relaxation!!!
Yippee for a weekend without boys! We are the same way with – no family near. As they have gotten older it is much easier – no need for a sitter for a night out!!! But I do love those few occasions when I go to bed and wake up with zero responsibility. Then I love it even more when they come back home!!!
Enjoy your night out and in!
I like to have those chocolate-y beers this time of year, YUM. : )
I heart rest days, don’t know what I would do without them!
Sending kids off to sleep overs sounds like heaven!
Great job with the challenge! Beer and hubby time are two big musts 😉