Monday, July 25, 2011

Wine: Not The Best Fuel For A Race

Good Morning Sweets,

As promised, I am going to fill you in on what I have been up to during the last 24 hours. Yesterday evening we had a lovely night at Red Butte Garden enjoying the musical styling of the Space Cowboy.....Steve Miller, duh.

Even though this is my 5th time seeing the Steve Miller Band in concert, it was the best because it was my favorite venue......well that and we had VIP tickets. That meant no waiting in line, special shaded seating, and close parking. Don't mind if I do!

Knowing that I had an early race the next day (start time 6:05am), I carb loaded with what I will now call Italian Tacos:

Recipe - take a clump from the inside of a sourdough bread loaf, wrap a piece (or 2) of salami around the bread and then add a slice of provolone. Eat like a taco. Repeat until you feel too full and a bit ill.

After the overdose on Italian Tacos starts to abate, eat an entire bag of caramel popcorn. Even though the bag says 5 servings, don't share. DON'T SHARE even if your significant other threatens you with a wine opener.

"Nice try. Now pass me the wine I have a popcorn kernel stuck in my throat."

We had comfy seats, the weather was great and there was entertainment everywhere- like middle age white people dance moves.....


We stayed to the very end......something HM and I rarely do. I was a little disheartened to have to explain to my otherwise GENIUS husband why a Steve Miller Band concert was different.

"I know we left early during the Lyle Lovett concert....but this is different......geeeeessssh. And threatening me again with the wine opener will get you nowhere!"

Fast forward to this morning at 4:45am. We woke up and rushed out the door and to the starting line of the Deseret News 10K. BTW, when you wake up and can still taste last nights wine in your mouth, you know it may not be your best race.

I forgot my Garmin and water bottles (not really needed but still) and even though I felt less than stellar, HM and I actually did pretty good. I don't know our official time but I know it will be better than 1 hr 3 minutes......10 minute mile?!?!??!?!

In order to keep my mind off my wine and Carmel popcorn tummy, I had time to think about this weeks poll.

Last week, you sweets weighed in on your preferred way to wind down:
71% of sweets like to read before bedtime
28% of sweets like to watch TV

Well, this week I want to know what distance you prefer to run in a race.

What is your favorite distance?


Half Marathon


Can't wait to hear it!


  1. ooo dear i feel you. running on a wine stomach, yuck!

  2. is a recovery drink... duh!!!

  3. As I was running down a big steep hill on Sunday morning, I thought of you and the race we did last year at this time... Oh wait, that's the one you did with a wine hangover - thank goodness it was all downhill!

  4. I love marathons, but if I could only have ONE distance forever, I'd take the half marathon.


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