For the first full 7 days after Indy, I did not run, and I had candy and wine every night. It was magical.
Red wine is good for your heart. It is science.
My favorite of all the sour candy is the Sour Patch Big Kids – my mouth is watering just typing this.
Last weekend, we headed to Monterey to run the Monterey Bay Half, which we were really excited about doing. The course looked like it would be sooo beautiful and fun.
We ran the 5k the day before over in Pacific Grove.
As we were carb loading on Saturday night, we got the email that they decided to cancel the race due to air quality. It was the right thing to do, but we were disappointed. Which we remedied by ordering a second bottle of wine for the table.
We spent the day participating in the tourist Olympics (all the sight seeing) the next day. I got in 7 treadmill miles.
We finally got to see the Bixby bridge, which was beautiful. This picture doesn’t quite show how crazy hazy and smoky the air was.
We still celebrated the weekend of being together, even though we didn’t get to run the race. We went to a great restaurant called Fandango and I had some of the best Paella I’ve ever had – including the paella we had in Barcelona!
The race director and team at the Monterey Bay Half made the right choice for the runners’ safety, and did a great job with the aftermath. The invited everyone to come pick up their medals. At first, I didn’t want to get mine, nor did I want to wear the race shirt. But seeing what a great and positive attitude the race director and team had, I’m glad we did. And I’ll proudly sport the shirt. Although we didn’t run the race, we participated in all the events that we possibly could have!
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