Friday Five: Favorite Cold Weather Drinks

Today I’m joining the DC Trifecta,  Mar On The Run, You Signed Up For What?!, and Eat Pray Run DC, for their Friday Five Linkup.  This week’s theme is your favorite cold weather drinks, but I’ll actually drink these anytime of the year if the mood suits me (because that’s how I roll, baby).

1.  My all time favorite:  Water!!  

drinking-from-a-firehose-300x198I’m from Arizona and learned at a very young age that water is the absolute best drink at any given time.  I never go anywhere without a water bottle, and I always carry a purse big enough to fit a bottle inside.  I’m not picky… good old tap water works for me.  I’m one of those that drank out of a hose in the olden days and survived.

 

2.  Hot black tea.

wpid-tetley-british-blend.jpegI don’t drink coffee, but my day doesn’t start without a cup of tea, or two.  I do exactly 5 things before I have my tea which are totally routine driven so I don’t have to think about them, but if you threw in an extra task at me before I had my tea, I’d be like:

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3.  Chocolate Milk!

wpid-chocolate-milk-stack-629x496.jpgThis is how I start the recovery process when I get back from my long runs. The longer the run, the bigger the glass and the more chocolate I put into the milk.  Don’t judge… I earn every gram of sugar it gives me.

4.  Moscato!

wpid-barefoot-moscato-216x300.jpgOn Friday night, unless I have a race the next day, guaranteed a bottle of Moscato is being consumed by yours truly.  So if you see a blog post from me on Saturday morning, be kind… it was the wine talking.

5.  And last but not least, hot chocolate!

wpid-download-1.jpg.jpegOkay, this one I’ll only drink in the winter, but I love making a big mug for myself and my son… with lots and lots of chocolate and lots and lots of marshmallows!  Again, I’m in it for the sugar, what can I say!

Redmond5KTomorrow James and I have the Redmond Turkey Trot.  Afterwards we will go out to celebrate our success with a huge stack of pancakes and bacon!! (Oh yeah, I said it!!)  What’s your race schedule this next week?  Got any Turkey Trots planned?  Any favorite cold weather drinks you’d like to share?

44 thoughts on “Friday Five: Favorite Cold Weather Drinks

  1. Wenaissance

    Chuao Chocolatier has a Spicy Mayan hot chocolate that will burn a hole in your stomach but it’s SO worth it. I add lots of whipped cream to tone it tone it down a little. If you can find it, I would highly recommend trying it. Good luck with your turkey trot. Think I might need to fine one myself.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Okay, I’ll have to see if I can find one! I’ve actually never heard of them, but would love to try! The more whipped cream the better, hehe! Thanks Wendy! Yes, you should find a Turkey Trot if you can! But don’t re-injure yourself!! Take it slow and easy… kinda like I always do! 😀

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  2. Tasha

    Hey Paula…looks like we have some things in common! I also LOVE drinking water and I take a mug full of water every where I go. Only difference, it has to be filtered water. Our tap water contains a lot of nasty stuff you don’t want to ingest. We have a Berkey Water Filter so no biggie. I love green tea and hot chocolate as well. I’ve never tried Moscato before…I love red wine though!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Hi Tasha! Yes! Love me that water!! You will have to try Moscato one day. They have white, pink, and red… but it’s kinda sweet, which is why I like it. I think I’m a sugar addict, lol!!

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  3. 50in50marathonquest

    So, drinking all that hose water when you were young…that explains a few things 🙂 hehe, teasing of course!! I think you know my preferences…days never officially begin until coffee has been consumed, this includes race mornings, green tea with honey is the afternoon pre-run preference, and warm or cold weather, just about anything from the Red Hook and Pike Place breweries rocks!!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Haha, you really, really want to head to that Pike Place brewery, don’t you!! It sounds like a craving that must be satisfied! And just so you know, the garden hose had THE best tasting water ever in the history of ever! You were so deprived, lol! It always tasted like fresh stream water, which yes, I drank out of streams too!! OMG, yeah, I guess that does explain a few things, haha!

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      1. 50in50marathonquest

        Yes, and I’m quite certain the Pike Place brewery restaurant that was on tv the other night is within walking distance of my office 🙂 hoses and streams…dear oh dear, you know we have a stream at the end of the road!!

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      2. neveradullbling Post author

        Okay, ewwww… I’ve seen what’s in that stream. I’d smack our child if he drank out of a stream these days, lol! And yes, you can go to the brewery… but I get to go too! Or Nordstrom’s… I’ll be at Nordstrom’s with your credit card and you can go to the brewery, hehe! 😀

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      3. 50in50marathonquest

        Deal…err, I think 🙂 that could be an expensive beer, you best come to the brewery restaurant then, I’m sure they’ll have some tap water they could share 🙂 we should figure out a day to go check it out though!

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  4. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin.com

    Ha hot chocolate and chocolate milk are a must for any drink list right? Got a half coming up tomorrow, then I’m having to do my long run for next weekend on Thanksgiving. I have 18 miles, my longest yet but hey I can eat whatever I want afterwards, right?? Have a great weekend!

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  5. HoHo Runs

    I take a bottle of water (or two) everywhere I go. Once you get used to drinking a lot of it, you can’t go without it! I drink a huge glass of chocolate milk before bed every night. That’s probably not the best time to be doing that, though.

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  6. aidyl93

    LOL! I love the Jack Sparrow gif after the tea paragraph. 🙂 That’s exactly how I feel about my coffee!! And I’m the same with water; I actually prefer well water to bottled! It’s what I grew up with and there’s nothing better! Moscato is delicious; I would never judge for a wine-induced post. I was going to try to never blog while drinking, but I’ve let a few slip through. 😉 Chocolate milk and hot cocoa are the best!! Yes, bring on the sugar!!! 🙂 hehe

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Hehe, I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that way about coffee/tea!! I think I prefer well to bottled too! It’s more of what I grew up on, I think, lol. That and stream water apparently, :D! Blogging and drinking, sometimes they just go hand in hand, don’t they!! 😉 (no, I didn’t say that, haha)

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      1. aidyl93

        Haha you definitely aren’t! 🙂 Same here, grew up on it and don’t want to change! It’s kind of nice that where we’re at now we’re on well water again. LOL! I didn’t hear anything, but I also agree on what you didn’t say. 😉 hehe!

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  7. Rebecca Royy

    Can’t drink chocolate milk anymore… Sad, but became lactose intolerant as I’ve gotten older. But I’ve just discovered chocolate almond milk. SOOO good!!

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