It's not like I haven't been doing anything. I guess I just haven't felt like writing about it! Here's what I've been up to the last couple weeks:
- Marathon recovery went well. I was notably tired the few days after the race, but a couple of nights in bed before 9pm fixed that. The worst soreness was in my calf muscles, but overall nothing hurt too badly. I was pretty proud that I wore heels to work the day after the marathon!
- I had a lovely midweek long run with the one and only Linda. We enjoyed almost 7 miles along the lake in low humidity and even found the blue fox graffiti! After our run, Linda and I had dinner and beers. I had to get the O'so Brewery's Memory Lane because 5% of the proceeds from each beer go to the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association! Drinking beer and helping one of my favorite causes? Don't mind if I do!
- The biggest and best adventure was when Kevin and I went to visit my sister and her boyfriend in Grand Rapids, MI! We had such a great time checking out Art Prize and going to a beer fest:
I didn't take many pictures at Art Prize partly because pictures really don't do justice to any of the art and mostly because I am lazy. Ashley and I are in front of a giant dragon made from junk. See? You can't even tell what it is in the picture! The dragon supposedly breathed fire (from a propane tank) but I think they weren't allowed to spray fire around a public place because we never got to see it.
If you ever get a chance to visit Art Prize I highly recommend it. Downtown Grand Rapids is amazing this time of year with a variety of buildings and public spaces converted into art galleries. It also makes you ask the question "What is art?"
Ashley thinks scraggly chin beards are NOT art!
Saturday we attended our second year of the Wood Aged Beer fest at Brewery Vivant!
How can you not want to go when that is the tagline?
The fest was way bigger this year and that made it all the more fun! There were over 24 beers on tap and they had all been aged in different barrels (bourbon, wine, etc) which gives the beer really unique flavors. THEY WERE ALL SO DELICIOUS! They also had some really fun names:
Gingers ARE weird!
We even got cool tasting glasses to keep.
We took a breather halfway through using up our beer tokens to eat a delicious dinner inside the brewery, which is a beautiful old church building. Then it was back to festing! Between the three of us I think we were able to try at least one of everything. We made sure on each refill that we all got something different and then we passed around our glasses. Sometimes we would end up trading if our preferences were different.
We even ran into some people we knew from when we lived in Grand Rapids! It took me a minute to remember who they were and how I knew them, which was slightly embarrassing, but it was fun to catch up.
On Sunday we came home to two lonely kitties watching for us out the window:
Welcome home. Now feed us so that we can ignore you.
So, that's what I've been up to post-marathon! What's new with all of you?
Art fest or beer fest? Which would you rather attend?