Sunday, March 21, 2010

3 Miles in American Canyon

I ran!!

Julie at Julie's Running Blog wanted me to take some pictures of running in Napa because she is going to be running the Napa half marathon this summer. Well, unfortunately because I am a tight ass there were no Marriott hotels in Napa that were open, we actually stayed in American Canyon, CA. Let me tell you, it was a TREAT.

Before I dazzle you with the sights of the run, a few hard facts: 3 miles, 22:30 (7:30 pace), foot pain 4 out of 10. I wish that I could say that I had a 100% pain free run, but I didn't. The first mile clicked by fine (in fact, it clicked by waaayyyy too fast) at about 7:20. I had some mild discomfort during miles 2 and 3 which subsided mostly with ice and completely with two Advil.

If Napa is the crown jewel if the American wine world, American Canyon, CA is certainly the part between the nipple and the arm pit. Not stinky, but not fun either.

What American Canyon lacks in Vineyards, it makes up for in Panda Express.

Obviously, the T-Rex heritage in this area of the flea market/strip mall that I ran around is very strong

A random bear statue in front of the flea market

Me trying to scare away the bear

Sarcasm aside, I had one of the best two days in a VERY long time. Stay tuned for a post that promises everything you could ever want: Drinking, a full suit of armor, and me spending most of my future kid's college education.


The Sean said...

Bears, Pandas, T-Rex... oh my!

Colste said...

Views of dinosaurs and bears seem much more exciting than a run on a dam!

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
I am glad that you are having such a good time:) Have I ever told you what a goof ball that you are?:)

I Jill really running the Napa to Sonoma Half? I am also running that in July!! I would love to meet I hope that you are right about this one:)

I hope that you are having a fantastic day!!

Tricia said...

great pics!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

OMG, I was fine when I saw a T-Rex. I was fine when I saw the bear. But when I saw the last monster I almost shut down my computer it frightened me so much.

Glad to hear your foot is recovering. That was a nice, speedy 3 miler. Good job.

Pam F. said...

You know who you kinda look like in that pic? I can't think of his name, but it's the dude that plays Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo movie, and I think he was in Without a Paddle.


RunnuRMark said...

Wow, Napa obviously has nothing on American Canyon! Seriously...who would want snob with their wine when you could have big animal scultpures and Panda Express???

Hey, be careful with that foot, man! Not that I blame you for getting back at it...taking time off SUCKS.

kilax said...

I love seeing what runners see when they run.

I hope the foot pain is GONE during the next run though!

kilax said...

P.S. My friend Erin ran that half last year and has a report here -

Glenn Jones said...

Your "future" kid' college education? Or you kid's "future" college education? If it's the latter, let m take you back behind the woodshed to give you a talkin' to.....

Hilarious photos Adam!