I Huffed and I Puffed....
Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wine Selection: Fetzer Sauvignon Blanc
Personal Rating: **Fair/Good***

...but I finally crossed the finish line!
(And I wasn't last)

This isn't me, in case you were wondering.
My abs are just a tad bit softer. :-) But I'm working on it!

The weather was gorgeous--no rain at least! I had a feeling it was going to be a pretty big event, but I could not believe my eyes when I saw how many people (participants and spectators) were gathered at the start/finish line. I later learned that over 16,000 runner/walkers rolled out for the first big run of the season. It was AWESOME!

Overall, I had a great run. I never had to stop to walk, and the last mile was probably my strongest. I averaged about a 10-minute mile, which put me at the finish line in 50:39 for the 8K (5 mi). This was very encouraging to me, as it wasn't too much slower than my previous pace. I've already been looking at the calendar for upcoming races. I'm so pumped!


Blogger Rachel had this to say:

You go girl!! Woo hoo!!

March 17, 2008 at 12:14 AM 

Blogger Starr had this to say:

Awesome! Mama's everywhere feel so proud of you. :-) Were the kids at the finish line cheering you on?

March 17, 2008 at 8:43 AM 

Blogger Courtney had this to say:

That's great!!

March 17, 2008 at 10:32 AM 

Blogger Erika and Nick had this to say:

Yeah Catrina!!!!

March 17, 2008 at 1:14 PM 

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

Thanks everyone! We debated whether or not to drag the kiddos out-- figured they'd get a little bored and cold, so we decided against it. We'll definitely bring them to the next one. It will be nice to have a little cheering section!

March 17, 2008 at 3:58 PM 

Blogger Shelly and Jared had this to say:

Great Job Cat! I've been dressed in my workout clothes all day procrastinating, but your blog was just enough to get me out the door...thanks for being so inspiring! So..can I talk you into a 1/2 marathon in June?

March 18, 2008 at 4:09 PM 

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My Wine Personality:
For the most part I’m a chardonnay, as I consider myself to exhibit a somewhat sunny and mellow disposition (most of the time), but because I find a tremendous amount of joy out of showering my two kids with hugs and kisses, I also possess the subtle sweetness often found in a riesling. But don’t be fooled. I love a great outdoor adventure and am willing to try anything once. This occasional display of boldness is thought to match that of a cabernet, whereas my appreciation for nature suggests that I have an earthy component to my personality—very characteristic of a merlot. (more)


“Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1771