Friday Free-For-All – 03/13/15

Friday

Friday the 13th, oooooo!  For the second month in a row, oooOOOO!!! That means this will either be a super lucky day, or a super unlucky day. Only time will tell.

I’ve added a new “Discounts” page. As part of being a BibRave Pro, I get access to some pretty nice deals on gear and race entries all over the country. I’ll be updating the page frequently as I get new discount codes, and removing expired codes. I hope you find them useful! Check it out here.

We’re brewing beer tomorrow!  I do believe I’ve mentioned this before, but in case I haven’t, Ben is a novice beer brewer and we make a few batches a year, mostly for our own enjoyment. It’s actually a pretty great hobby. Once you make the initial investment in the equipment you need (which can be as low as $100 for a basic kit), the ingredients for each batch average around $50, and you get about 50 beers per batch, so it’s a great value. It’s been a really fun way for us to spend time together, and we’ve made some great beers.

I don’t have rehearsal until 8:30 tonight, wahoo! Rehearsals usually run from 6:45-10 pm, but tonight, I don’t have to be there until 8:30. This means I’m pushing off my recovery run until later this weekend and going on a errand spree. I need to get a graduation gift for Ben, a birthday gift for my sister Hilary, and take care of a few other things. It will be really nice not to arrive at rehearsal already completely exhausted, and go into the weekend feeling like I’m on top of things.

Do you believe that Friday the 13th is unlucky?

Have you ever brewed your own beer?

Saturday Things

I never thought I’d say this, but I got up early on a Saturday morning to go to the gym. Crazy! But it felt really good to follow through with something and get my miles in.

After the gym, Ben and I headed out to his folks’ house to bottle up some home brew. Well, Ben and his dad bottled while Grammie and I knitted and mom cleaned out the horse house.

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Sterilized bottles waiting to be filled

And of course Ben got in some quality time with the family dogs, Buster and Coco.

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Ben is hiding from the camera

Now we’re house sitting out in the country, enjoying a few well-earned beers and the outdoor hot tub. Life is good!