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.