I’ve Missed Flexible Friday Nights

For the past 7 months or so I’ve been training for different halves.   The Steamboat and The Saint Louis.

For each weekend of those 7 months, I had a long run planned for Saturday morning.  That means Friday nights have needed to be relatively low key, especially as the miles started getting higher.

That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t go out or never drank the night before a long run, but I absolutely WOULD take it easy, and be cautious/picky about what I was eating. Luckily I have a husband who totally understands, and never really complained, and understood how important training was/is to me, and rolled with the punches.

Now that I am on a break from training, one of the things I was most excited about was flexibility  being allowed back into my Fridays and weekends.   During the Winter months, many of our Friday evenings will be spent driving to the mountains, and many Saturdays spent skiing, but I have flexibility to do whatever I want with my entire weekend schedule.  And that is a good feeling.  At least for a little while 😉

A Fun Friday Evening

Zach had the idea of going on a mini brew tour of Denver, so we decided to try a new-to-us brewery, Epic Brewery.

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We new we were going to like it when we walked it.

The place was PACKED and it wasn’t even 6 PM yet.  Not to mention, this brewery is kind of in the middle on nowheresville, AKA where you may  not  want to be alone.  But it was HOPPIN.  The sign of a good business.

Being the sneaky lady I am, I found us a seat while Zach picked us up some beers to start the night.

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I started with a Cheery Belgian that was not overly sweet but had a TON of flavor, and Zach had an IPA (go figure).

We relaxed and chatted with our first beers, then decided to get a bit of grub to go along with our second.

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Epic had a foot truck stationed outside and let me tell you, these little sliders were TO DIE FOR.  Holy Cow.  Denver folks, if you see this truck, grab a bite.  YUM.  The one on the left was a dim chi slider, with a piece of bacon under there that was totally hiding, and the one on the right was a more standard pulled pork, but PERFECTLY done.

This was a great way to settle our stomachs while we hung out over a second beer.  Yum.  I went with a nitro porter, and Zach went with a nitro IPA (again, go figure).

Unfortunately, by this point in the evening, my camera hibernated…but we ventured on to one of our downtown go to’s, Wazee Supper Club for dinner.  I had a tuna salad and Zach got the fish and chips.   I would say the coleslaw that came with his food was my highlight…maybe that was the beer and wine talking?

After dinner we made it home and enjoyed an episode of Boardwalk Empire while we ate Halloween candy and for me, another pumpkin cookie.  YUM.

Really, such a great evening and a reminder of why I do love not training all the time 😉

And now, it’s time to finish up my morning Power bar, and get moving.  Zach and I are headed out for a run in a bit 🙂