Today, I officially signed myself up for the Napa Valley Marathon. After a summer of putting my body through the most physically challenging thing ever (farming) I feel like a nice relaxing marathon is in order. Okay, relaxing might be pushing it, but more natural for me than farm work. And Napa Valley? Of course running a marathon in wine country makes sense. I love running and I love wine. Why not combine the two?
This marathon will be different for me because it will be the first marathon that I will run alone. 2 years ago I ran my first marathon with my dad. To this day it is one of the best experiences I have ever had. By the way, my dad was 61 and I was 25. I had to keep up with him! And last year I ran my second marathon with my dad and sister. Both experiences are wonderful to share together, but this March I plan on tackling 26.2 all by myself.
And I will be fueling up for the big day with plenty of wine and good food. Training starts today!
Now I am off to go prune apple tress in 15 degree weather. I count this as part of my training as well. Wish me luck!