I am absolutely not a drinker. I never have been. I think the last time I tried an alcoholic beverage was about six years ago. I don’t avoid it for any other reason than the fact that I hate the taste of it. Don’t even try to convince me “you can’t taste it in this one, I swear!” or “this tastes just like fruit punch!” because IT DOESN’T. Any and all forms of alcohol (yes, wine included) taste like gasoline to me (not that I’ve ever tried gasoline…but you know what I mean).
My hate for alcohol has never been a problem. I save money, I can eat my calories instead of drink them, I am never hungover, and I can take care of everyone else who drinks by driving them home if need be. This weekend though, Quinton is having what he calls his Second Annual Beer Run. I didn’t go last year because I was busy…or maybe I just thought it was weird to run and drink at a man’s house who I met over the internet. All is good now, we ran Tough Mudder together in animal print pants, and I know he is normal. But I got suckered into the beer run.
Here are the rules: drink, run a kilometre, repeat until you have run five kilometres. Drink options: beer, vodka shots, root beer. Now I know there is root beer on there but have you seen the sugar content in a can of that stuff?! First off, each can has 152 calories and then the sugar is just out of whack – 39 freaking grams per can. That would take me to 760 calories and 195 grams of sugar. I am not a huge calorie counter but no thanks. Beer isn’t any better so I am left with vodka as my “best” option (I think…am I right? Is it even the best option?). I won’t even lie when I say I don’t think I have ever even had vodka. I am scared. Really, really scared.
I really want to participate because it is so different from anything else I have ever done but I am terrified for my life. I need advice from you seasoned drinkers…
Is five shots of vodka really that much??
Do I need to take up drinking tonight and tomorrow to practice? Please say no.
Any other non-drinkers out there?
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