Hello friends. I think it’s Monday morning, right? I’m a little disoriented after being up for over 41 hours, a late flight home and then an early morning toddler wake up call. It was the best wake up call ever though after not seeing the kiddos for a couple days.
Before I forget, the winner of the Reebok Hot Short giveaway is
Somehow I got lucky enough to score a spot on their relay team. Nothing like doing your first relay ever with a group of important people you’ve never met before. I tried not to fly my freak flag too high, but when you’re in a van for 40 hours with your team, there just really isn’t a choice. Yeah, I felt sorry for them too. Ha.
Poor van 2 runners.
I’ll recap the whole relay and tell you about the amazing new friends I met, but since today I’m playing catch up at home and need to make sure I get some serious “mama time”, I’ll just share what to do pre relay and some nutrition advice from the experts.
Obviously, eating is always a big part of traveling.
Our first group stop was at a cute little deli in Yountville.
Here’s the crew.
Steve, Jill, Scott, Mindee, Lauren, Jill, Mindy, Meghan, Me, Seth and Stephen
It was here that I learned Jeff’s (the RW Gear Guy) little secret fuel for speed.
Yeah, that is in fact a donut in his hand. I may have to try that one of these days since this guy is FAST. He is also the same expert who gave the advice to “run naked” in Big Sur.
The rest of us went with some sandwiches. I started my high maintenance ordering of course.
After we got to Calistoga,
checked into the hotel,
did a little grocery shopping at the cutest little market ever,
complete with fresh cheeses
and the best breakfast biscuits around of course,
my new belVita friend Scott, and I decided to go for a little shake out run to check out the scenery.
That’s what you do when you’re somewhere new, right?
It was beautiful.
I did a total of about 5 slow miles and was very tempted to check out some of the wineries,
but tried to stick to business.
Later, the group had an amazing pre race dinner at Brennan’s.
Here are just a couple of the things we made sure to properly fuel with.
Wanted to make sure we were all in tip top shape to start the race. He he.
Oh, so much more to share about the whole race, but I just can’t think straight at the moment. Eeeek.
Full relay race recap will be up soon, but for now I have some sweet roasted kabocha squash in the oven that is calling my name.
Not to mention some cute little men that need a little attention.
What did you do this weekend?
Have you ever been to wine country?