Wine tasting in Los Olivos


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After my half marathon I had the time to explore the wine country and its wineries in the Santa Barbara area. Paul and Stacy took me to a couple of wineries where I did some wine tasting. I was never a very big fan of red wine (I might have been too young for it!), but I feel like now I start appreciating my glass of wine every now and then.  Continue reading

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Half marathon training plan


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I’ll run my first half marathon on the 10th of May. I’m so excited for this Wine Country Half because first of all it’s a huge challenge for me as I’ve never ran more than 12 km in one run and second of all I’ll get to see a new part of California. I will probably be able to make some great shots over there! So excited!

I was looking online for good training plans, but couldn’t find anything that I really liked so I made one myself, based on some plans that I found online. First of all I wanted 2 rest days a week, because I’ll be busy and I will really need my rest. I also was looking for a plan for an intermediate runner. I easily run 8k, so I didn’t want to start with a schedule that started with distances below 5k.  Continue reading