Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wine Bar & Long Run

First, the fun stuff. Remember that wine bar that my girlfriend and I tried to go to a couple of weeks ago, but wasn't open yet. Well, it's open and we went last night. First, I had the Washington Red wine flight only they were out of one of them (which was kind of ironic because it was a wine that they had the winery make exclusively for them) and so it was replaced with another which turned out to be my favorite of the night. Very smooth - highly recommended! This was the star of the show - Molly D00ker: Two Left Feet. It was awesome. Isn't the label cute. If you like big powerful reds this is the wine for you. I will definitely be finding this one again! I ordered a full glass after the wine flight.

After about two glasses of wine we left and took the party back to my house (after stopping at the store and getting a couple more bottles of wine of course). When it was all said and done, I think I ended up drinking over a full bottle by myself.

Which brings me to my long run this morning. Yikes. I was going to meet with my running group whom I haven't run with in months. meet up time was at 8am. Yeah, that didn't happen. I ended up doing the run on my own around 10ish.

Total miles: 8.5/10:59 av. pace

Here are the stats:

Mile 1: 9:18 (140 bpm) huge downhill that I will see again only going up at mile 8 Mile 2: 10:10 (160 bpm)

Mile 3: 12:54 (164 bpm) again huge uphill 381 ft in elevation and almost 1 mile long, I have never been able to run all the way up this bitch

Mile 4: 10:28 (164 bpm) Mile 5: 10:25 (162 bpm) took half a Mocha flavored Cliff gel that was way passed the expiration date. I could practically chew it. Gross. I don't think it helped anyways but at least the nastiness of the gel masked the nastiness of my wine hangover mouth.

Mile 6: 10:09 (164 bpm) Mile 7: 10:16 (166 bpm)

Mile 8: 14:27 (168 bpm)

another huge hill only about 300 feet in elevation but always tough at the end of a run, I have never been able to run all the way up this one either. I should turn that into a goal.

Mile .5: 10:29 (170 bpm) I had to run and extra half mile for good measure since I walked up part of those two hills

13 comments:

Jamie said...

I love a good wine bar -that label is so freaking cute! I have done the bottle of wine the night before a long too many times :) good job on the run!

Kristen said...

Great run after all the wine! :)

I love wine bars.

joyRuN said...

Oooohhhh - that run sounds like a world of hurting after the wine.

Great job getting it done :)

I need a wine bar around here!!

Missy said...

OH shit, tagged, I better look at them there rules again, sista!!! Yay for the wine bar, looks killer kind of good.

Missy said...

BTW, F that girl in the thong, no joke. I DID take that pic and did not have to touch it. We hate her.

D10 said...

Sounds like you had a nice night with your friend. I love the label one the wine, very cute.

Great job on the run. Expired gel is not good!

Alisa said...

Yum! I heart wine!

Great work on the run! There is a trail near my work that I've never been able to run up all the hills. My goal before I move is to be able to run the whole way (however slow that may be).

Tara said...

Love that wine label...too cute! nice job on your run and tackling those hills!

Chic Runner said...

love the labels! How cute! Glad you had a great weekend with a great run and some fun!

seejessrun said...

Oooh I like wine bars.

Chloe said...

Ahh!! WINE BARS!! Love them! Glad you guys had a good time! And cheers to you for still making your run the next morning!!
I still know I'm tagged :) I'll get that going asap!!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! I love that label!! I need to find it and buy it - just for that.

Amy said...

Um, how did I miss like 10 of your posts? I'm so mad at myself. Anyway, LOVE THE WINE PICS! That bottle is so cute. I'll have to find it out here! THANKS.