First, I have to burst your bubble by saying that neither I or the manfriend participated in this "race." However, it was quite an event to witness. I've heard of the race before, but this time was my first time spectating a beer mile.
We brought our
health food candy to the track and waited as the runners and their 5% + beer rolled in.
Swinging the legs was necessary warm up. I mean, we all swing our legs before a big race, right?
Beers were lined up and rules were discussed. Most people brought light(ish) beers in cans, but one brave soul brought bottles of porter - whew!
Soon enough, they were off. Rules: 4 x (chug 1 beer, toss in trash bucket, run 1 lap). Beers cannot be opened before the race as to maintain carbonation.
Throwing up would cost participants an additional lap. No one yacked until after the race, luckily.
The guy in yellow ended up winning with a time of 7:30. Superman came in 2nd.
By the third and fourth beers, runners were taking the chugging thing more lightly and going with the sipping style.
While I can't say it's something I plan on doing in the near future, it sure was a blast to watch. No one got hurt, no one took it too seriously and everyone was smiling at the end.
Friday night, the manfriend was out having fun with the guys so I was on my own for dinner. After some fro yo and a quick stop at the mall, I knew I wanted something fairly light for dinner.
After seeing this on Ali's blog recently, I knew I wanted to make my own version of a caesar salad.
I grilled a small piece of chicken on the George Foreman, cut up green leaf lettuce, shredded the parmesan and drizzled some Trader Joe's creamy balsamic on top with a little cracked pepper. And a few Kashi multigrain crackers on the side to finish 'er off.
This is definitely a keeper for nights you want a satisfying dinner on the lighter side.
Well, I hope your weekend is ending with a smile. I got in a great bike ride, an awesome yoga class (attempted grasshopper for the first time) and went running. An attempt to buy a commuter bike was also made, but my indecisiveness kicked in.