Wow wow wow wow.
Thank you all SO much for the wonderful comments about my ride! It was pretty epic but I’m sure feelin’ it today. As in, I can’t walk. I can, but boy oh my quads are BURNING.
I can definitely say my legs have never felt this sore. The biggest thing, however, is that I’m really dehydrated. I woke up feeling like I have the worst hangover known to man. Today I drank nine bottles of water and two bottles of gatorade but I’m still feeling really rough.
Blue gatorade: the drink of champions.
This morning I woke up at 6 am with a pounding headache and an aching stomach. I scarfed down a bagel with almond butter and banana and then promptly fell back asleep till 8:00.
Breakfast number two was a chocolate cherry smoothie with a scoop of chocolate protein, 1 cup ice water, 1 banana, 1 scoop chocolate superfood and frozen cherries.
I wasn’t very hungry but had to try to get some more nutrients in my body. I was feeling quite hungover at this point (read: dehydrated).
However, we did what one must do in wine country. We showered and forged on.
I tasted this organic energy shot that I got my race goodie bag but it almost made me hurl so I tossed it. Instead, I drank two more bottles of water.
Today we went on the Platypus bus
to go wine tasting all day. Honestly, I was less than thrilled to go wine tasting when I felt like crap but the show must go on.
Even though I live in Sonoma, I’ve actually never been on a wine tour before! I was SO impressed with the friendly Platypus
people and highly recommend this tour bus to anyone and everyone in wine country. The bus picked us up right outside my front door at 10 am and all day long we rode around and stopped at different wineries. Way to roll in style! We hit about six wineries I’d never been to over in Dry Creek Valley and after the first sip of wine, I could finally feel the muscles in my quads relaxing. Sorry, but sometimes wine IS the answer.
I think my favorite winery we hit today was Kokomo
. I’ve always wanted to go there and not only did they have delicious wines, but they also had animal crackers. Sold.
We made many friends today as well.
Animals flock to us. They flock to us!
After a few tastes of wine, we hobbled back to the bus and ate our weight in cheese.
And then we had the most delicious picnic lunch outside Passalacqua!
Platypus tours packed this lunch for us and Caitlin and I were both so impressed. They had quinoa salad, hummus and gourmet salami sandwiches on croissants. I honestly think this was the best part of the whole tour. The food was GREAT!
During the afternoon I slowed down my wine intake and upped my h2o intake instead. I drank all of our tour guide, Army’s, water from the cooler on the bus. He then cut me off.
Finally, around 2:30 I could feel myself starting to crash.
I tried to stay strong and rally for the troops but I could feel my legs just aching for sweet mercy.
Done and done.
I did perk up when Army brought out these homemade “healthy” cupcakes (they had flax in them!). I ate two then passed back out.
When we got home it was all I could do to drag myself to my bed and lay for 45 minutes. I renewed my strength and then ate some shells.
Thank you so much Platypus
for an awesome day! Even though I live here, its always cool to explore new wineries and try new things. Especially when you are with a good friend!
I’m off to go sit in the hot tub and then probably go to bed by 9:00. My advice to you all: if you do a Century, you should train for it. Don’t follow my insane example because I can definitely feel the results of my under-training today. I mean, obviously it was worth it and I’m so incredibly glad I did it, but I feel pretty rough despite going slow and drinking tons of liquid yesterday. I don’t feel physical pain anywhere though, and that’s a great thing, so I know I’m not injured…..I’m just sore. I can deal with sore quads and a sore butt—-I just need some major yoga in my life.