Weekend Recap: Beer & Brunch

by agirlandhermutt on June 3, 2013

I always have good intentions to sit down to my computer on Sunday night, steaming tea cup in hand, and type out a witty, yet interesting recap on my weekend. Instead I find myself here on Monday morning with just a few minutes to spare and not really any clever words. So instead of trying to fake it, I’m going to give you the nitty gritty of my weekend.




I went to the American Craft Beer Fest to do a whole bunch of tasting. I went with a list of beers that I wanted to try and many of those included Colorado beers. I thought of all my Colorado Blend friends as I sipped, sipped, sipped.

One of my faves for the night was The Traveler Beer Co.


They mustache stickers and I think that might have swayed my opinion a little.

Other favorites included:
Lagunitas Boston Fusion 14
Newport Storm Will IPA
Oskar Blues GUBNA Imperial IPA
Portico Chroma Rye Beer


I was up and going early Saturday morning for my Total Body Shred class. I had a brief thought of skipping the class when I first woke up, but I knew I would regret it if I stayed in bed and stayed lazy. I had a new workout top to try out so that got me moving a little bit too. The class was killer and I came home a hot mess.

On my way to the gym I decided to give my new container of fitmixer clean energy a try. I made a TIU Meta-d type concoction and added in a little scoop of the fitmixer. I was able to get through the whole workout without hurling all over the place or passing out on the mat so I’m going to say this stuff works great! I’ll keep trying it out and keep ya posted.

I spent the rest of Saturday running errands and complaining about the heat. I can not be satisfied. I had to mail something and I realized that if I were ever to go into my own business I would open a shipment store. That whole packing up other people’s packages is a complete racket.

I strolled into the house around 4p and was exhausted. Rather than be totally a bum I decided to stick with the whole sharing thing I talked about in my “Goals: I Got Em’” post and let the Instagram world know my June goals.

Goal 1: To participate AND finish the NHerShoes Summer Shred program. It is a month long and I’m excited to try out some new workouts.

Goal 2: Dedicate 30 minutes each and every day to walking Korky. This is in addition to his usual potty breaks. Right now he gets the walks about 3x/week and I need to step up my game.

Just a note: My Spend Less May Challenge went swimmingly. I will have a full update in a couple of days!

I spent Saturday night on my butt parked in front of the couch just watching tv and painting my nails. It was lovely.

[Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Coral Reef w/ Jamberry Shields on the accent nails]

Oh, and Korky turned 13. I’m not actually sure when his birthday is so when I adopted him many years ago I just guessed what his birthday would be. I get all teary-eyed thinking about all of our years together. I should tell you folks how we can to be A Girl & Her Mutt, huh?!

[Photo from DogBreath Photography]


I totally crapped out and skipped Zumba. I was tired and that extra 30-40 minutes of sleep before I needed to get up was just what I needed. I was scheduled to go to a brunch with the Boston Brunchers at 11:30 and I knew it was going to be pushing it to be showered and ready to go after Zumba. Without it I was able to leisurely get ready and stroll out the door.

Do those glasses look familiar? Yep. I treated myself to my Currently: Wish List item, Oakley Caveats. I used all the money I have won over the past couple of months through DietBet to purchase these. BOOM. Weight loss pays off in more ways than one.

Brunch was had at Vine Brook Tavern in Lexington, Ma. I will have a big ol’ pretty review of this brunch but here are a few of the highlights.

By the time I rolled home after brunch it was the perfect time to take a nap. Korky and I passed out in my air conditioned bedroom and totally zoned out for a few hours. I can’t remember the last time I truly took a nap. It was glorious!

When I woke up I had quite a bit of energy so I decided to bust out the Body Pump videos and pump through one of the longer routines. My hamstrings are officially done for the next week or so because of all the deadlifts I’ve done over the weekend. My shred teacher keeps mentioning that everyone will get an onion butt from this move. What if I don’t want an onion?! What if I want something a little bit smaller?! Sigh.

The rest of the evening I pretended to pack and then called it a night.


Tomorrow morning I am heading out bright and early to San Diego for the week. I’m so excited! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for a fun little look into my trip! I am planning on enjoying some yummy Mexican food, making my return to biking on the road, and all kinds of other fun things. 😉

See ya soon!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. June 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Happy birthday, Korky!! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Enjoy SD!


Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Love the nail colour and your new workout top 🙂

Let alone the pizza!


Paige @ Your Trainer Paige June 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

San Diego!!! How exciting 🙂 Shane’s been there like 5 times, and I’ve yet to go, but I hear it’s gorgeous.

Woot woot for CO beer and Oskar Blues! 😉


Michelle June 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm

When I saw “beer beer beer” I thought this whole post was going to be a word to describe each picture repeated three times and that’s it. Like “Korky Korky Korky” “nails nails nails” “brunch brunch brunch”. Ha! Hope you’re having fun in San Diego!


Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic June 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I love that white necklace in the first photo! I am going to San Diego next week too. Hope you’re having a blast!


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Oskar Blues- YES! (Are you shocked that Paige and I commented about the same thing??) And the ‘stache nail is FABULOUS. 😉


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