We did it! 13.1 miles starting in Napa, up a giant hill, over many rolling hills, and right next to beautiful vineyards in 2:11:36. The fog over the area hung with us for most of the run, which definitely worked in our favor! I’m so thankful my sister ran it with me. There were a couple times where I thought, “man, this would just be easier to walk.” She pushed me through, though!
Full disclosure: I did have to stop to grab drinks of water. I have problems drinking and running in that I can’t. More often the water ends up all over me rather than in my mouth. Also, we did stop and toast at mile marker 10 where they were giving out wine . It was a Wine Run, afterall!
Here’s a shots of our road crew/cheerleaders, Andy (paparazzi/brother in law) and Bethany (road crew chief and top cheerleader) waiting for us at the finish line. They were awesome, schlepping our post-race stuff from the car and back, and letting us make up for a couple weeks of pre-race hydration. 🙂
We were both sore the next day, and we were cursing the fact that my sister’s house had stairs. We did do a post-race walk out, which definitely helped!
So, when’s the next one?? 🙂