Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Little Bit of Wine and a Whole Lot of Running

So a week and a half ago I did the Wine Country Run in Paso Robles. It is one of California's many areas designated as Wine Country. My friend Michelle and I ran a 1/2 Marathon, which is 13.1 miles.

This is one of the many views we had on our run. Many, many vineyards and lots of hillsides to look at. Of the few 1/2 marathons I have done, this one was certainly the most beautiful.

This is one of the many tasting rooms we ran by. Oddly enough Michelle and I did some wine tasting here, J. Lohr. They had to be the funnest tasting room of all the ones we stopped at. The staff wore wigs and were very friendly. In fact I can't wait to go back, the atmosphere was so much fun.

So back to the run. When we got to the corner past J. Lohr we were just shy of 7 miles and we had run uphill for the better part of a mile. Fortunately it was a gradual incline so you couldn't tell unless you turned around. I managed to get through the rest of the race, but was mentally done at mile 11. Thankfully Michelle was there to egg me on, otherwise I would have walked the rest of the way. At the end of the race we got a commemorative wine glass, it's just too bad they don't fill it up as you cross the finish line. Let me tell you, that wine glass has seen a lot of wine since I brought it home. Now I need to start replenishing my wine stock.


The Cookie Girl said...

Beautiful places to see while running a marathon. Awesome! You just don't get that everyday :)

theUngourmet said...

I wish I liked running. This looks like such a beautiful spot. Glad you had a nice time!

Aunt Spicy said...

Way to go!!!!! I am just so impressed with your running!