Monday, July 19, 2010

I Am Back From California....Napa To Sonoma Half Race Report Coming Soon!

Hi everyone, I just got back about a hour ago and I am pretty tired. I just wanted to let everyone know that I had such a great time in California! Wine country was gorgeous and the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon is currently ranking as my favorite half marathon to date:)
I will have a full race report tomorrow evening after work! Here is a hint of how I did....faster than I hoped and I felt fantastic the entire race! I am still sporting the biggest smile on my face! I feel like I have been disconnected from the blogger world and I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to! I will be spending a few hours tomorrow playing catch up:)
Happy running, biking, swimming and lifting! Cheers to you all!

48 comments:

  1. Wow Julie!
    That is a fantastic photo. Just awesome! Flying towards that finish and nice tooshie lady!
    Look forward to you report and photos.
    I am from Sonoma and miss it. It will be nice to see photos.

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  2. So fun! Can't wait to read your report. I'm running the Napa Valley Trail Marathon in October and can't wait! Your pics have me excited! Congrats on a beautiful race!

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  3. Welcome back! Love the photos, especially the one with you heading into the finish. Looks like you finished strong. Can't wait for the race report and photos. Bet it was BEAUTIFUL!

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  4. Great pics! awesome you are feelin good....
    -D

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  5. Ok, I L.O.V.E. the running dress!!! Looks awesome! :-)
    K

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  6. The San Fran area is one of my fave running destinations. I love the picture of you before crossing the finishline. That is inspirational poster material right there. Looking forward to your RR.

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  7. I love your finish photo! I can imagine the big smile on your face!

    Look forward to your report.

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  8. Rock on! looking forward to the race report and, of course, more pics!

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  9. Yeah, great to hear that! Can't wait for the report!

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  10. Welcome back! It sounds like you had a great time and a wonderful race. I can't wait to read all about it. I love the pics you put up already.

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  11. Those are great pictures! Can't wait to read about your trip!

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  12. Congrats! What great pics..we are debating going to Cali in December for a trip...

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  13. Holy crap I am moving to Sonoma! haha! It looks utterly perfect out there. Looking forward to your race report.

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  14. Even though I can't see your face, you look soo happy coming into the finish! Love the photo.

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  15. Great photos! I love the Napa/Sonoma area so can only imagine running there would be fantastic. Can't wait to read the recap.

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  16. u look great and happy!
    cant wait to read about the race!

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  17. Those are great pics...you look adorable in that sweet blue outfit!
    So glad to hear it went better than you even expected and I can't wait to read all about it :)

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  18. I love, love, LOVE that second picture!!! That looks like sheer JOY with your arms up in the air! :D

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  19. You look so great! Is that a dress? Can't wait to see the report!

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  20. It looks like a beautiful place to race... and I can't deny that you're running clothes are adorable!! Great work, can't wait to hear all about it!

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  21. So happy for you! Woo hoo! Great pics and can't wait to read more about it.

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  22. Yay! I LOVE your finisher photo...so awesome! :)

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  23. Unless your report convinces us otherwise, my wife and I are planning on running this race, next year? Thanks for letting us know about it, looking forward to hearing your experience.

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  24. So glad you loved Sonoma! Sorry we didn't connect. Did you swing by highway 12 winery?

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  25. That last photo of you coming into the finish is priceless!

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  26. Hi Julie, it's important that you felt good while you were running. Moreover, you ran faster than you hoped :)
    What a beautiful photo of you next to the vineyard! Looking forward to reading about your race report!

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  27. That finishing picture epitomises what running is all about - ENJOYMENT. I'd love to see the front view taken by that photographer crouched in front of you. You must look absolutely radiant!
    Oh, and it looks like you cracked 2 hours while you were enjoying yourself! Well done Julie.

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  28. I love that photo of you with your arms up in the air!! Great race, can't wait to hear the details!

    How much wine did you drink??? :)

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  29. Can't wait to read your report. If I ever get the chance, I would LOVE to do a race in that area. Maybe in a few years. So lovely there.

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  30. What a fun trip! Looking forward to that race report. :)

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  31. Glad you are back and that everything went well. Can't wait to hear the whole story!

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  32. Woohoo! You're back! So happy that you had fun in Cali! It sounds like it was a highly successful trip. Can't wait to hear the details of your half. Take care Julie!

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  33. YOU LOOK GREAT! Julie you need to be my running buddy with the cutest outfits! Ok?

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  34. Such a great photo! I thought I remembered you saying you weren't going to race, and that picture is of a sub 2 half! Congrats and cute outfit!! :)

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  35. Hi Julie - Great pics!!!!!
    Love the 2nd one with the big "thumbs-up" and I can just imagine how big a grin you have on your face!!!!
    Pleased you had a ball and did what you wanted to do.

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  36. That is a great pic of you running to the finish line with arms open! Nice!!!

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  37. Cute as always! loooove the finish line shot!

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  38. Cutest running dress EVER! Can't wait to read the whole report, I'm so glad it went well for you!!!

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  39. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in California! I hear that is a wonderful race and I can tell you had a great time. I especially LOVE that last photo.
    Great job, Julie!

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  40. Yeah for you! I can feel your excitement and enthusiasm, can't wait to read the report.

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  41. thats a great finishing shot julie..did it start in the vineyard or is that where you ended up later to refuel ? ;-)

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  42. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit and that finish shot is AMAZING! So happy to hear you are feeling well :)

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  43. I love your finishing photo!

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  44. wow what a great finishing photo. Can't wait for the full report. :)

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  45. Your fave half marathon to date?! Can't wait to read about it!!!

    Lucky me..since I'm behind, I just get to scroll up ;)

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  46. Super race report! If you ever get into triathlons, there is a race here on O'ahu called the Tinman. When you cross the finish line, they call out your name too. Last year they gave us etched drinking glasses right at the finish line. You would get that same feeling you had at the wine country race.

    About a hundred years ago when I was a young tough military man, my unit did a charity event to raise money for those less fortunate in on those same wine country roads. We went 100 miles!

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