Homebrewer & Runner:

@JonthanRussell

I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.

—Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner (via runaddicts)

The true but rare runner’s high is a zone that we enter when everything seems to click perfectly, when time stands still, and when we can run almost without effort.

—Amby Burfoot (via isensearunner)

About 24 hours into fermentation (Taken with Instagram)

About 24 hours into fermentation (Taken with Instagram)

Today was the first day of brewing, the English Brown Ale I am hoping will be ready in about 3 weeks.

My hop plant, she is growing up so fast!  (Taken with Instagram)

My hop plant, she is growing up so fast! (Taken with Instagram)

This is my centennial hop plant, it’s been about two weeks and it’s looking great. I places the stick in the ground to try to encourage it to wrap around, and sure enough in about 24 hours, it started its climb. Looking forward to seeing its progress in the coming days and weeks.  (Taken with Instagram)

This is my centennial hop plant, it’s been about two weeks and it’s looking great. I places the stick in the ground to try to encourage it to wrap around, and sure enough in about 24 hours, it started its climb. Looking forward to seeing its progress in the coming days and weeks. (Taken with Instagram)

Centennial hop plant, just arrived from High Hops farm in Windsor, CO. Officially a hop farmer! (Taken with instagram)

Centennial hop plant, just arrived from High Hops farm in Windsor, CO. Officially a hop farmer! (Taken with instagram)

Here is the progress that I’ve made, may have to just plant some veggies and wait to plant grains and hops. It’s a little late in the season. 95 degrees today and sunny, can’t wait for the Sierra Nevada Torpedo I have waiting in the refrigerator for after this hot day ahead of me.

Here is the progress that I’ve made, may have to just plant some veggies and wait to plant grains and hops. It’s a little late in the season. 95 degrees today and sunny, can’t wait for the Sierra Nevada Torpedo I have waiting in the refrigerator for after this hot day ahead of me.

Today is day 1 of actually doing anything toward brewing. Here is my small plot of land, and I am getting ready to prep it to grow grain. I’m a little late as it is already late May and I should’ve done this about a month ago. But I’ll see how it turns out and go from there.

Today is day 1 of actually doing anything toward brewing. Here is my small plot of land, and I am getting ready to prep it to grow grain. I’m a little late as it is already late May and I should’ve done this about a month ago. But I’ll see how it turns out and go from there.