Happy THANKSGIVING WEEK!!
I cant’t believe it’s been over three weeks since I ran the Temecula Half Marathon! Once again it was one of the most challenging and rewarding half marathons I have ever done. This time the weather was absolutely perfect, overcast and 65 the entire time. Last time it was a bit warmer and the sun was beating right on us.
I only trained for about 6 weeks, 2 runs a week for this race, knowing that I was just going to go out and have a lot of fun. Run without my Garmin or any watch for that matter. My goal was to finish with a smile and I sure did and with a wine glass in my hand.
The best thing about this race was at the finish, we got tasting tickets (sold separately) now red wine didn’t seem so appealing, but a glass of almond champaign from Wilson Creek hit the spot!
For all the details on what the course was like, you can read my post from last year.
The only bummer with this race was the shuttle into the starting line and at the finish. I know this was the first year that they did the shuttling so there are just a few kinks to work out for sure. When we finally made it back to our cars we went to Starbucks so that I could get changed and cleaned up for Hubby and I to enjoy lunch at our favorite winery (Ponte) and a few wine tastings at South Coast Winery as well.
Yep, I ate pizza (post fuel of champs) ! Ponte has one of the best winery restaurants EVER! Can you believe this was our first DAY DATE since RJ was born?!
We had a great day together, but from waking up so early from the drive we ended the fun early and picked up baby girl. I can’t wait to do this race again next year as it is always an event I look forward to!