I apologize for the complete lack of posts lately. My sister got married last weekend and I have been super busy helping with all the details and spending time with my family that was here visiting. Luckily I did find a few spare minutes to get in a couple runs, but was unable to post about them.
I have signed up for the Anacortes Art Dash 1/2 marathon this weekend, so I’m glad I was able to run at least a little. There’s no telling how I will do or what my time will be, but this race only has one big hill and is flat the rest of the way. Hopefully my time will be halfway decent. Another bonus is that it doesn’t start until 9am! That’s pretty late compared to most other races I’ve run. Yay for sleeping in!!
Wow! When they said this race was tough and hilly, they were not kidding! It was the hardest run I’ve done yet, but definitely the most beautiful. The mix of terrain (pavement, gravel, grass, dirt) added to the challenge. I was impressed by (and so thankful for) the amazing volunteers and water/gatorade stations. Out of the 8 races I’ve done, this one might have been the best in this area, especially for a small race. After we finished, we enjoyed some snacks and tasted some great Oregon wine in the tasting tent. It was well deserved for sure!
I walked quite a bit on this race, something I don’t ever do, because the hills we so brutal. I also stopped to enjoy the view and took a bunch of pictures (below). GlamGirlS and I both agreed that though this run was super hard and the hills are still killing our legs, it was one of our favorites. We will definitely be running this race next year, we’re already planning to make it a whole weekend trip!
Before the race
Wine tasing at the finish
It’s finally here! This weekend, GlamGirlS and I are heading down to Oregon for the Fueled by Fine Wine 1/2 marathon. We heard of this race last year, but it was too late to plan the trip down. So we put it on the calendar for this year and now it’s time! This race looks like it includes everything we love: yummy wine, great views and, of course, running!
There was an article about this race in the July issue of Runner’s World magazine and after I read it, I got even more excited! If you want to read it, click here.
I plan to take lots of pictures on this race, so check back next week to read the re-cap and see pics of our Oregon adventure.
The official race website is www.fueledbyfinewine.com. Check it out! Maybe we’ll see you there!
Happy belated 4th of July to everyone! I had a great day yesterday with family and friends. Unfortunately I have been pretty lazy about running these last few days. Now that the holiday is over and I am finished stuffing my face with all kinds of BBQ yumminess, I can get back to it. I plan to do a morning run tomorrow and I think the weather is supposed to be nice again, yay! I have taken so many days off lately that it’s hard to re-motivate myself but I’m just gonna go for it and hope my ‘spark’ for running returns soon!