Saturday, October 3, 2009


Last night Christy and I decided that we would run the Vinyard 5K in Grapevine. We left the house at seven and got there in plenty of time to register
and get our chips on our shoes. They were starting to set up the wine tasting area and there was a combo playing music. Very festive for a morning race.

The sun was shining on the vines and from these vines you get...

bottles of wine.

We headed over to the start, there were quite a few people lined up.

We're ready to go, just time for a quick picture before we get sweaty.

This was one of the easier hills to run up. I was thinking the course would be flat but there were 4 other hills and the last was a killer.

Surprise, I placed 1st in my age group with a time of 40:08. Instead of trophies they gave out wine glasses. Love that!

Here's my glass, half full.

And here's a toast:
To Mark for his PR today in a 10K
To Christy for finishing before me, again.
To Katy and Tonya, good luck in your half marathon tomorrow.
To Kathryn, good luck at the Chicago Marathon. I know it's not far away.
To Jenny who is training so hard for the Dallas White Rock Marathon in December.
To Amy who didn't feel like working out but went and got the job done.
And good health to all.


Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Yesterday was 5K day! Congratulations on winning your age group. I didn't even stick around to see where I placed because I just knew I didn't win! I just finished.

It looks like you had a fabulous time.

Fran said...

Oh I'm such a wine lover, this would be the perfect race for me! Lovely pics!

Amy said...

Thanks for the toast! You look amazing, by the way! And congratulations on your first place - you are one rocking grandma!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on your win!! You guys are doing all sorts of 5ks - that's awesome!

Thanks for the toast - you made my day! :)

Mark said...

Congratulations on your win! Thank you very much for the toast. I also like the fact that you mentioned that the glass was half full! Your quads are looking defined.