I wouldn’t set a PR this day, but I still had a decent time, and I didn’t blow chunks – that’s always a win in the Beer Mile. Not everyone there could say the same thing. A few people in the pictures in this blog vomited. I won’t say who, but maybe you can take guesses.
If you’ve never done the Beer Mile, what happens is you pound a beer, sprint a quarter mile – then repeat until you drink 4 beers and run one mile total.
What makes it tough is all the carbonation bubbling up in your belly. Well, that and 48 ounces of liquid sloshing around as you try to sprint 400’s. If you can’t get some burps out, then you’re in trouble. I’m happy to report that I burped each lap!!!
And even though I didn’t PR, I did come in 4th place overall – just missing out on the podium.
Looking back, I think a couple things helped me out this year – Like I said, I worked really hard to make sure I burped. But also, I chose to drink warm beers instead of cold – tasted nasty, but had less carbonation. <taps head> “Not just a hat rack.”
And after the race they had food grillin, music blastin & fun havin. I even made a 6 second video about it…
All in all a good time was had by all – even the folks who hurled.
Luckily these Beer Mile races don’t happen too often – they really do hurt. But I did have a great time and look forward to the next one!
How bout you? Would you ever want to do a Beer Mile? Have you ever? Any guesses as to the pukers?