Thursday, July 15, 2010

San Francisco and Wine Country Here I Come!

I just wanted everyone to know that I will be MIA until late Monday afternoon. Mr. Julie and I are heading out tomorrow morning for San Francisco. We will be picking up my race packet early and then have an exciting night out on the town planned:) Saturday we are driving to Sonoma to get settled into our very nice hotel. My plan is to hit the expo and then just relax. After the half marathon on Sunday morning we are off to go vineyard hopping! My wish for this half marathon is to run a relaxed and slower than pace run. I am thinking about coming in at 2:10 or so...we will see. I know that I will really piss my hubby off if I go faster than that and my co-worker will kill me! I value my life so I am just going to have a fun and enjoyable run through wine country:) I have two cameras ready to roll!

Anne Marie, I wish that we could do a meet up...maybe another time. Good luck with your race, I am sure you are going to do great! Good luck to all of the other people racing this weekend! I am looking forward to reading all of the race reports:)

Happy running, biking, swimming and lifting! Cheers to you all!
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45 comments:

  1. Behave......on the run! haha

    Seriously - ENJOY your trip it sounds Fabulous!

    -Derek

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  2. Have a wonderful time!!!! I grew up in Northern Cali. Its still in my blood :)
    I grew up right down the road from Korbel winery and Armstrong woods.
    Be careful and I can't wait to see the photos!!

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  3. May you have a splendid run, and may you enjoy a bottle of wine as much as I am enjoying this bottle of strawberry wine from our local winery right this very moment!

    Cheers Julie! :D

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  4. Can't wait to read about it and see the pics! Go slowly!!!

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  5. Awesome! Have a great time out here. I'm considering running the half. Signed up, but my schedule is tight.

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  6. Hi Julie - have a great time in San Fran. I love that city!!! (we visited a few times when we lived in Tahoe for the winter)
    Good luck on your race, take care and enjoy the "vino"

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  7. Good luck, run slow, have so much fun, take in the sites & smells, drink a lot of delicious wine (preferably after your run), and say hi to my soon-to-be home for me! I can't wait to read your weekend report & look at all your awesome pics!!

    xoxo,
    A

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  8. Oh JulieA, I am going to miss you but you have a WONDERFUL time - just relax and enjoy life! That's what it's all about as you know! I can't wait to see all your pics upon return and your wonderful story.
    HUGS!!

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  9. Hi there!
    Do go vineyard hopping! And...btw my Ironman Dude is a winemaker and his tasting room is on the Sonoma Plaza!! So you have to at least go in there and say hi/check it out. It's Highway 12 Winery Tasting Room on the corner of First St E, and Napa St. It's in the same bldg as the Corner Store.
    Tell em' Anne Marie sent you;-)

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  10. Your "slow" goal is my goal, LOL. Have funnnn. I <3 SF! A LOT!

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  11. Have a wonderful time; relax, enjoy the run and treasure the special time with your husband. And don't forget to drink a few glasses of really good wine :-)

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  12. Have fun Julie, I've been to SF once and loved it. Take it easy on your HM Sunday just enjoy it.

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  13. Have a wonderful trip. Take it easy and enjoy it!

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  14. Add me to the list of people that want you to finish in 2:10+.
    Otherwise, we won't get a snazzy race report loaded with pics! Good luck!

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  15. Good luck and enjoy...and relax!

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  16. Hi Julie,
    I'm sure that you're running that race through a beautiful countryside. Run that half marathon as training and enjoy it! Looking forward to reading about your running report and vineyard photos.
    Have a nice running a weekend and ... a good glass of white wine :)

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  17. Have fun Julie!! Take it easy and enjoy the time away!!

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  18. Last year's Expo at that half marathon was terrible so you have to take pictures and tell us all about it since I heard it is MUCH MUCH MUCH better this year. Basically last year, they had packets and then a table with some nasty hydration drink I've never seen anywhere else, a table for Team Challenge and event gear you could purchase. That was it! So disappointing for my first major race :) Good luck and enjoy- the run is beautiful out there!

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  19. Have a great run. Take your time and enjoy the scenery!

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  20. Do take care and have a wonderful time Julie!
    Remember that pace is all relative...2:10 would be a huge 11 minute PR for me :)

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  21. Good luck with your race Julie! Can't wait to see all of your beautiful pics and hear about the race!

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  22. Enjoy wine country and take it easy!! (2:10 is pretty fast!)

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  23. I was trying to convince my wife to train and run the Nike Women's Marathon so we could do a SF and wine country trip, but I'll bet she'd rather start with a half! Looking forward to your race report.

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  24. Safe travels. Enjoy the race!

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  25. Gosh, we will be a week off of being able to say HI! I can't believe that! Have fun though and stay COOL!

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  26. Enjoy the race and have a fun weekend :)

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  27. Have a great time in Cali! I will be heading to San Diego in less than 2 weeks and can't wait!

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  28. Enjoy the trip, the race, the wine and everything. You'll never be a MIA, the rescue team is always ready for you!

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  29. Have a great time! Run well and we all look forward to the pictures and race report. Cheers!

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  30. yes your life is important so stay the steady pace :)

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  31. Julie,

    I will look for you on Sunday.

    I can't make it up there on Sat and don't plan to stay in a hotel so I would be driving up in the am (assuming I go). I'm planning to pick up my bib on race day, but that always worries me.

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  32. Have fun in the bay area! Sounds cool to just have fun on the run while also taking it easy on your body!

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  33. Have fun in SF Julie! I love the SFM course...it is so scenic. Bring a camera and take some pictures. That will prevent you from running too fast. Enjoy wine country too. It is indeed one of my favorite place on earth! Enjoy.

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  34. Mr. Julie...hahaha you are too funny!

    Have fun, go easy and have fun :)

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  35. sope youre having an awesome time!

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  36. I hope you are having a great time. Lots of relaxing. Lots of fun. Enjoy your vacay.

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  37. that run sounds like a BLAST! Hope all goes well! : )

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  38. That sounds like such a blast! I hope that you had so much fun :)

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  39. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your race went just as you wanted it to. I can't wait to read all about it! Hope you are well, too, and had some nice couple time.

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