Hi everyone, and welcome to the first installment of Let’s Wine! This section of the blog will continue to evolve over time, but for now, I plan to use it to sit down and relax over a glass (or two) of wine as I reflect on my progress over the month. Why not pour yourself a glass and join me in my journey?
The weather in Chicago this month has run the gamut, to say the least! We’ve had temperatures as low as the mid-30s and as high as the high-80s, and everything else in between! We’ve also had our fair share of rain, which kept this wimpy runner in for much of the month. Some quick stats:
Walking/Running: 42.1 miles
Biking: 57.3 miles
Gym Workouts: 8.5 hours
Wine Consumption: Let’s not go there
Hey, it’s a start. I’m an all-or-nothing kind of girl, and I tend to do much better when I have a specific goal in mind, so I’ve registered for several races throughout the year to help keep me on track.
On May 13, I completed the Destination Races Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. I recap the race here. I was horribly sick for the entire week leading up to the race, and in true me fashion, I didn’t really train, so as always, I was happy just to finish. My horrible sickness lasted a full week after the race, so I didn’t get much outdoor time in after the race, either.
The cool and rainy weather in Chicago finally broke this week, which has gotten me out the door a little more often. This past Sunday, my eldest son, his fiancé, my middle son, and I participated in the MB Bike the Drive in Chicago. Rain was predicted for several days leading up to the event, but it turned out to be a beautiful morning and we completed the entire loop, logging 32.1 miles that day. We rewarded ourselves with a couple of ice cold beers (at 10:30 a.m., no less!) and some yummy food at Four Moon Tavern in Roscoe Village in the city. I would highly recommend it.
Memorial Day brought such beautiful weather, I decided to forego any further runs and got myself outside for a good 5 hours of gardening. That in itself was quite the workout!
So what about the wine? I tend to go in phases, moving from one varietal to the next. This month, I’ve gone back to enjoying Pinot Noir, Meiomi being one of my favorites. With the summer weather here, I will probably start playing around with some Sauvignon Blancs again, which I love to sip on my deck on a warm summer night.
How was your month? Did you meet your workout goals? Share some of your favorite wines with me! I’d love to hear about what you love. Cheers!