Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pumpkin Ale time of year!

Its that time of year again. Pumpkin Ale! The last few days have been NO Exercise and LOTS of booze! And it's not over yet. 

It started with The CT Premiere of Zooey Deschanel's new show at Black Bear Saloon in Hartford. Got a nice swag bag.

 It had a T-shirt that says "Adorkable," fake glasses, and a reusable insulated Tumbler.

Of course I go and get a beer and it's 2 for 1 pints. So what's a girl to do?

Afterwards I went to Real Art Ways Creative Cocktail Hour. Where I once again got a drink. This was a large wine.

Last night was a work happy hour for my friend E's birthday. We started out at Murphy and Scarlettis, had a few beers and a shot. Then moved to a new location. (The best happy hours always have multiple locations.) Then on to East Side Restaurant, local German place. There the birthday girl got Das Boot. I helped her with some shots. And she and I both got spanked by the hot guy at the restaurant. That is why we had so many shots. Seriously, that hurt.

Sadly I had to work this morning so it wasn't a super late nite. Tonight is Shag Frenzy. I can't wait. I will dance the night away. First though a power nap. The last few days have been very busy.

Run down on Pumpkin Ale tasted this season so far. Aka the last week.
Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale, more like an Oktoberfest. Not that great. Won't be getting it again.
Shock top Pumpkin Ale, pretty good. I would get this again.
Shipyard Pumpkin Ale, the gold standard in pumpkin ale, in other words. Delicious!

I must say, the last few weeks I have seen pictures of myself and don't hate how I look. The weight loss is slow but I love how I feel and look lately in photos. It's so weird that I have gone out so much the last few days because the next few weeks will be super quiet. Oh well, off to power nap.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Ran 3.1 miles aka a 5K at the gym last night and improved my time from the 5k in July! Woot! by almost 2 1/2 minutes. After a rough couple of weeks exercise. I am doing pretty good right now. Exercise 3 of the last 5 days if I include today. Took today off because I am just too tired.  Work has been rough. Worked 10 hrs days almost every day this week and Saturday. Fighting to keep my job just hoping I don't get a lay off notice. And the reality is my hard work may mean nothing at the end of they.  Back to spending quality time with  pets.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Run take 2

Tried to run at the trail yesterday. but either because of the wind from Irene or the recent rains the trail was a mess. There were groves in the dirt and twigs everywhere. Really couldn't focus on running. Was worried about dodging stuff so I wouldn't hurt myself. There were some deep grooves in the trail. So after about a 1/4 mile I turned back,  opted to go to the gym instead.

 I need to get back into my gym routine. The last few weeks have been rough. I have to be ready for my 5k. It will be my 2nd, 5k but the first time my family will be there. So I gotta "represent."  After the run cousin and I are going to my brothers for Thanksgiving dinner. It will be nice. My mom and dad, my brother and his kids, my little sister, my aunt and cousin. . I miss them but I don't think I can live there anymore. I like Connecticut far too much but  I know that if things changed at work and Texas was a required I would do it. Pick up and move. Just because I like CT doesn't mean I get a choice in the matter. (The reason I am talking about this is work is laying off people. 10 this week and another 30k+ expected. yes, that is THIRTY THOUSAND people. Please note this is what is being reported in local news outlets. Nothing has been confirmed by my employer.  I have no idea what I would do if I get laid off. I have a few back up plans I am working on.).

My goal is to be able to run the whole 5k. No matter how slow I go, I want to keep running. Haven't decided which race we are doing. But I want my family to support us and cheer us on during the run. And it will be nice to have a holiday meal with my family. It's been far too long. The last few years I have been a holiday orphan, going to 1 friends or another. I am glad I have great friends but I have definitely been missing my family lately.