Carb Load

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m pretty sure carb-loading before a race involves beer, right? Yep, I think it does.

After wandering around the city for hours and hours, I met Theodora for a couple of beers at The Ginger Man, a laid-back beer bar featuring 66 taps and over 120 bottled beers.

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The Ginger Man was totally my type of bar, and hanging out there was just how I wanted to spend my Saturday afternoon: good friend + good beer. Theodora and I spent a solid three hours chatting away and sipping beer.

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My beer of choice was a Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale, which was “a unique hybridization of two well-known beer styles, combining the rich, voluptuous taste of a traditional barleywine with the subtle, tart flavors of an American wheat ale, topped off with a healthy dose of crisp, herbaceous hops.” I love barleywines, so this beer ruled.

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After an impromptu Saturday afternoon happy hour, I said goodbye to Theodora and then met Caitlin and her mom for dinner at Bar Basque.

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For my entrée, I ordered the Oxtail in Crispy Bread Ravioli, which was served in a red wine reduction with an herb salad on top. It was tasty, but not at all what I expected. When I read ”˜ravioli’ on the menu, I thought pasta raviolis, which this dish was not. Oh, well. I still ate it.

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Along with my entrée, I also shared a bunch of side dishes with the table: roasted veggies and grilled potatoes.

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For dessert, we each enjoyed a mini salted caramel ice cream cone. It was the perfect ending to the meal.

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I just laid out all of my stuff for tomorrow’s half marathon. I feel so unprepared”” and nervous!

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Wish me luck!!!

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64 Comments

  1. I hope your half went well today! I’m so jealous of your ability to eat and drink anything you want before a race. I can’t have alcohol and my diet is limited to very plain foods and minimal dairy. Otherwise I get super sick!

  2. Hello, I’m a long time reader and this is my first time leaving a comment. Just wanted to say that carb loading indefinitely involves beer! At least that’s what I told myself when I polished off a delicious raspberry stout last night! Thanks for the great inspiration through your blog, keep up the good work!

  3. I love the Gingerman! We go in Austin all the time. We got engaged in NYC and went to drink and hang out at the Gingerman NYC that night 🙂

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