Let’s Get Ready to Ragnar!

By the time you read this (if you’re in the US), we will be about to start our Ragnar Napa Valley Relay! Our team has had a difficult preparation for various reasons but I have been so humbled at how everyone’s pulled together and worked as a team already. The 13 people (including our driver Milfrunner) in Team You’re The Wine that I Want are pretty awesome!

This week’s training looked like this:

Friday: Archery date night

Clearly Archery isn’t really training but it IS fun. Last Friday, the Husband and I had archery lessons as a date night and it was amazing. I was pretty rubbish, the Husband was better but we both loved it. It felt incredible. You lift up the bow, aim it, pull the string back…and BOOM, in your head you’re Maid Marian or Katniss. I have to be honest, it was super-sexy. I felt like a total fox every time I shot an arrow. The Husband looked hot, the girl next to me looked hot, everyone looked hot. So basically, you shoot arrows, you look hot! Cannot wait to go back.

Yes, I feel very sexy in this photo.

Yes, I feel very sexy in this photo.

Just call him Robin Hood

Just call him Robin Hood

Thank you for your consideration.

Thank you for your consideration.

Saturday: 7.4 miles of killer trails and one twisted ankle. 

Jess on the trails at Redwood Park

Jess on the trails at Redwood Park

Monday: 6 mile Tempo Run

My ankle felt pretty strong so I ran 6 miles with 4 at tempo in the middle. My tempo miles averaged 8.37 and I felt good throughout. My numb feet have gone away – it must have been the shoes. My cholesterol results came back and I have excellent arteries!

Wednesday: 6 mile Tempo Run

I ran the same again but my tempo miles averaged 8.42 which I was a little disappointed about.  Not a biggie though.

On Thursday, the wonderful Bean arrived – flying in from Texas (via Colorado) for Ragnar. So good to see her again. We spent the afternoon in the kitchen making rice cakes, flapjack, energy bars…oh and dinner.

So here we go…Ragnar Napa Valley. Wish us luck! If you’re interested, you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram at #ytwtiw and #greaselightening! See you all in Calistoga!

About Cathryn

I'm from Wiltshire, a beautiful rural county in the south of England. My husband, son and I moved to California in August 2010 with my husband's job, whilst I stay at home with The Dude, our gorgeous five year old son. I love running and cycling. I'm a Christian. I am finally learning to cook (about time too). I'm loving exploring this new part of the world and meeting its wonderful people.
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10 Responses to Let’s Get Ready to Ragnar!

  1. Nic says:

    Good luck team YTWTIW!!!

  2. Brianna says:

    Good Luck Your The Wine That I Want!!! I ssssoooo wish I could be there, but will be in spirit!

  3. Angela says:

    GOOD LUCK!!! I hope you have an awesome time this weekend. 🙂

    (Also, yes. Archery = SUPER hot.)

  4. Paulette says:

    You DO look sexy in that archery photo! So happy I finally got to meet you and others on your team this weekend. 🙂

  5. I missed this post! Now, I can’t wait to read your recap! I hope everything went well 🙂

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