• Ras na hEireann 5K

    March 15, 2009

    This afternoon ended up being more about beer than running! I definitely did more drinking than anything else today! 😯 And, for that reason, I’m exhausted (and buzzed), so I’m going to whiz right through this evening’s post. 

    On the way to the race:

    What stud muffins! 😉

    The start line

    3.1 miles later:

    Whew, finished! Here are Mal and me after finishing the race. I’m not sure about my “official” time yet– it took me a good 2 minutes to cross the start line– but I should know the results tomorrow. 

    After the race, we hit the bars in Davis Square to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.

    Inside the Joshua Tree

    Yay! Post-race brews! The Harpoon beers were free for the runners! 😉

    And then the guys discovered that the pitchers of Harpoon were free, too! 

    More beer!

    After a few beers at the Joshua Tree, it was time to visit The Burren. 

    A round of Guinness

    The band played Irish-inspired music. 

    More beer! 

    I was having a great time at The Burren, but after about 4-5 beers, I was not in the mood to drink anymore. It was time to head home. 

    As we were leaving the bar, we ran into this cutie! Russ, the pug! 

    So cute!!! He made my day! :mrgreen:

    It is very much time for bed! GOOD NIGHT!!!!!!!!!

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    { 27 comments… read them below or add one }

    Julie March 15, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    You lucked out with the nice weather today!! Looks like you had fun!


    Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 15, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    What a great day!!!!


    Erica March 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    hahahahha- what an awesome day. I love the pics- especially the one of you ready to go home 😉 Get some sleep


    K March 15, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Cute pug!! Looks like you guys had a fabulous day – congrats on the run!


    Victoria March 15, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Sounds like a fun day!


    Amanda March 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    seriously i love st pat’s races! they are just a great time!


    Meaghen March 15, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    You all look so cute in your green outfits. Congrats on the race and enjoy some well needed rest!


    Brandi March 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    running + beer + pug = a good day :)


    VeggieGirl March 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm



    zestycook March 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    What a day! You will sleep well tonight :)


    Joe Hrdlicka March 15, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Looks like GREAT fun! That’s what St. Paddy’s is all about.


    Meg March 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    What a fun “green” day! The pug is adorable.


    Jaclyn March 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Haha looks like fun!


    Erin March 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Hahaha that looks fun Teen.


    Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    you’re all so cute in your green!! i love st. pat’s season :-)


    Ryane March 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Ahhh what a fun day! Oh my goodness, and the weather today! Amaazing!


    LobotoME March 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Nothing like BEER after a race! 😉


    sue March 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    haha great pics! YAY for free beer!


    Kristie March 16, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Hahah what an awesome way to celebrate some St Patty’s day fun. Love it.


    Caroline March 16, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Looks like you all had a great time!

    Russ looks just like my sister’s pug Gus. I have a special place in my heart for black pugs:)


    Leah March 16, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Yay Harpoon! I’m going to be on the lookout for that 5K next year for sure.


    Elina (Healthy and Sane) March 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    What a fun day! At least if you’re going to drink all day, the best way to start it is with a run :)


    Gina March 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Is that a bottle opener attached to the 5K medal? Love it!


    Erin March 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, what fun! And yep, Beer Is Good.


    Lauren March 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Sounds like an awesome day – and you chose great bars to celebrate at after the race! Beer IS good :)


    Meg C. March 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    argh! A race in my neighborhood the weekend I’m away? not cool! I would have totally done this race had I known about it ahead of time. Know of any other local 5K’s coming up?


    Sarah w. March 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    congrats on the race!! free beer for runners?! how great! I would have taken advantage too!


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