Last Monday was a quiet day at work, which was a nice change from the craziness of the week before. I think everyone was having a slow start coming off the holiday weekend, but it was exactly what I needed. Mondays are my planning day for the whole week, so it was nice to have the organization time without being pulled in several different directions.
I arrived at work in time to catch up with emails from the four-day weekend before I sat down with my assistant to create a weekly to-do list. After that, she and I headed to our weekly department strategy meeting, which is often rather lengthly. After the weekly strategy meeting, I had just enough time to respond to a few more emails and schedule a couple of meetings for the week before heading out to a lunch meeting. The afternoon was more of the same, with a monthly organization-wide staff meeting and ice cream social to break-up the afternoon. My day ended at a reasonable hour, which is one of the many things I love about my new job. Leaving at 5pm meant I had time to go home, throw on my running shoes, and get in a short run before dinner. It was only my second week running post-surgery, so I did short run/walk intervals and at a very slow pace, but it felt great to be out there. And of course, all of my runs end in a “recovery beer,” and this one was no exception.
The Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA (brewery) is from Idaho and had a 10% ABV. The beer had about an inch of off-white foam on the top, and the liquid was a dark amber. On the nose, there was citrus with hints of honey and something woody. In the mouth, there was citrus, honey, pine, and hints of carmel. The beer had medium body and carbonation with a slight bitterness in the finish.
Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely! If you see this beer in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At $7 for a 22 oz bottle, this beer was exactly what I needed after a busy day and was refreshing, as I cooled down from the run. I sipped away, decked out in my compression socks and icing my hip, while Hubby prepared sauteed chicken and steamed broccoli for dinner. The pairing went well, but what was even better was when I topped off my glass, laid down on the couch, and watched some trashy TV. It was a good beer for a relaxing summer evening.
Question of the Day: Are you a runner? Do you enjoy having a recovery beer or wine after your run?
Purchased at Whole Foods Market
Overall: 3.5 Corks