Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Five

1. Cocogo.  I tried out Cocogo for the first time this week and really liked it. I won a box from Clarinda over at Enjoying the Course during her birthday run streak and finally remembered to pack it in my gym bag. It was Raspberry Passion Fruit flavor and I really like it. It's tart without being too sweet. Always good to mix it up and add new flavors to the hydration rotation.

2. Giveaways! Everyone loves free stuff. Keep an eye on my instagram, twitter, and here on the blog throughout October (i.e. Breast Cancer Awareness Month) for a few flash giveaways to raise awareness and (hopefully) promote a little fundraising for 26.2 with DONNA. If you just can't wait for the giveaways and have to donate now, the icon on the right side links to my page. ;) All support (tweets, shares, donations, etc.) are greatly appreciated.

3. Sleeves. I got wear sleeves on a run this week. Sure they were short, but it's a sign that not summer is coming.  It's the little things makes this northern girl's heart happy.  And while we are talking about fall...
Sleeves! Ok, it was only in the 70s but I got excited.
4. Pumpkin Beer. The Jayhawk and I have been trying more pumpkin beers. After the first couple, we decided on trying a few more and now it's kind of become a thing. A pumpkin beer palooza if you will. We are thinking of having a taste off with our favorites at the end of fall. Seems only right to do a post about it after all our hard work trying beer. You are welcome. :)
This has always been my favorite because I am a total homer and grew up only a few miles from the brewery.
5. Reading. Life has been a little hectic lately, but I've managed to find a few minutes to read (usually only a few and then I fall asleep).  Right now I'm reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami. He is a writer and he chronicles his training for the NYC marathon. Along the way he talks about what got him running, the relationship with writing, and how the two feed one another.
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Alright, who has exciting plans for the weekend? Races? Fall like activities?

16 comments:

  1. I didn't realize you were from New England! I went to the Shipyard brewery in Portland a couple of years ago. I miss Maine!

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    1. Yes! Born and raised in Maine. I always miss it so much this time of year!

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    1. The things I do you make you happy. :P I'll post the recap in a week or so. There have been some hot debates about the rankings.

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  3. Mmm, pumpkin beer! I'm ashamed to say I haven't picked any up yet--oops! I'm always excited about the tank top to short sleeve to long sleeve transition, too. I have no exciting plans for the weekend--only working and hopefully getting some sleep. :)

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    1. We usually don't get this excited, but I love fall and it's a little way to have some fall down here. I wasn't very exciting this weekend either. :)

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  4. I've been trying to stay away from pumpkin beer but it is definitely in my near future. Sooo good!

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    1. Give in. It's so yummy. I'll post the recap soon so you have some advanced knowledge on what you want to buy.

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  5. Pumpkin beer sounds really yummm! I am taking a break from cleaning right now and sadly that's about exciting as it gets for me today. I am with you, the break in temperature has helped me for sure :)

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    1. It's like fall in a glass Karen. I don't have anything too exciting to report either for the weekend. I can't wait for another 10 degree drop. It will feel fantastic!

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  6. Shipyard is my favorite. On our brewery tours yesterday I tried Long Trail Pumpkin which I liked. I don't care for Magic Hat pumpkin. but it's fun to try them.

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    1. Shipyard is so good. I don't know how they get it to taste so smooth! I'll have to keep an eye out for long Trail.

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  7. I cannot wait for sleeves with thumbholes.

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    1. Oooh, that is a good call. We still have a ways to go, but it's a good sign when short sleeves are in the rotation again!

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  8. That books sounds really good! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Do! It's a little philosophical at times, so you need to be in the mood for it, but he has some good points.

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