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Wine Heals All


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.

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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.

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  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    May 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    You’re the only person I’ve heard of drinking all of the bottles WATER on a wine tour. hehe.

    That sounds like an awesome time. Congrats on your ride yesterday. You and Caitlin rock.

  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    May 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    haha, i can only imagine how hungover one feels after a 100-mile bike race. is that kind of hangover any better than the drinking kind? if so, i may be able to dig it…

    happy wine tasting – glad you ladies had fun πŸ™‚

  • Ashley
    May 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    well deserved day! you and caitlin look like you had such a great time… and you are so right, wine does heal all πŸ™‚ xo

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Wow looks like you had a really fun day with Caitlin! So cool that that little bus picks you up at your door. Congrats on the ride and I hope you wake up feeling good tomorrow!

  • Following Julie
    May 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Congrats on your first century! Take it easy and get lots of sleep, sleep, sleep! Do you have access to a Marathon Stick? Those things are amazing. They really help work out muscle soreness.

  • Evelyn @ cheers2healthy
    May 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    You are seriously an amazing woman!!

  • Ameena
    May 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I’m a little late but congratulations on your great ride yesterday…what a huge accomplishment! I can’t imagine how you must be feeling right now. My legs are hurting just thinking about it!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Furry friends, wine, great food, le autobus–all looks fantastic. Love the trench!! Look like (better than) a Bond Girl!!! Glad you had a fun (although kind of sicky day, ugh). I did a super marathon power-walk around Carmel inspired by your mega-win!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    May 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I love your trench coat! So cute…then again, I want to steal your entire wardrobe basically. Where do you get such cute clothes??? I must frequent these stores ASAP (or whenever I get some more money than I do working for AmeriCorps). Which won’t be anytime soon. Sigh….

  • liane
    May 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I can’t even imagine the day after feeling of a 100 mile cycling race, seriously congrats again on completing that!
    I am a big believer in “wine heals all things”, it really does! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I can’t even imagine how sore you must be today.. you’re amazing!!!! Wine makes all things better..
    And I’m in LOVE with your shoes!!!!!!

  • Maria @ A Healthier Maria
    May 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Wow great job yesterday anyway! Hopefully you will feel much better tomorrow!
    Also, I love your outfit today. Fabulous for a 100 mile hangover πŸ™‚

  • Danica
    May 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    wow fabulous day! and where did you get that trenchcoat?? I love it!

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    May 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    That wine tour looks amazing – that cheese had me at, “Hello!” Plus, those animals – sooo cute!!

  • Danica
    May 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    wow fabulous day! Where did you get that trenchcoat?? I love it!

  • Jennu
    May 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    You guys look like you’re having a blast! Awesome eats, too!

  • Angharad
    May 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I can literally feel your pain reading this! I can’t think of anything worse when you feel that bad than drinking wine – you’re a total trooper! I did a wine tour like this in New Zealand with a similarly awesome food service! The lunch we had was for sure the highlight!

  • kate
    May 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Sounds like you ladies had a fabulous day. Definitely a sweet reward after your hard work!

  • Lisa
    May 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Wine tasting is so fun! But it’s crucial to drink water and eat!!

  • Jin
    May 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Again, great job yesterday!you’re a wonderwoman.
    Drink lots of fluids, eat well and take care of yourself! Sometimes effects of a big event such as yours yesterday can set in at a later time. Rest rest rest!

  • Hayley
    May 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Yoga it out, sister. You are amazing!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    May 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Definitely a weekend for the ELR history book! : ) Fun times!

  • alex
    May 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    You gals are too cute! Glad to see you enjoyed wine country like every girl should πŸ˜‰ Get some rest!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    What a fun day!!!! Here’s hoping you wake up tomorrow without any soreness πŸ™‚

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    May 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I can’t imagine what it must feel like to bike 100 miles. I am so amazed that you went on a wine tour, though it sounds like your muscles appreciated it. I think I would be downing water by the quart, too. I already do after a long run!

  • Diana (mymarblerye)
    May 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    What a trooper! At least you look tanned and toned πŸ™‚ btw I can’t believe the lunch and cupcakes they provided! I always envisioned cheap sandwiches with normal tours!

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness)
    May 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I’m sure you’ll be back on your feet soon! You and Caitlin look so cute with all the wine and animal friends! Way to drink so much water! I’m sure your body is thanking you.
    By the way, I love your black jacket. Where did you get it? πŸ™‚

  • Sharon
    May 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Congrats on completing the century! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than wine tasting. Ok so where can I find that lovely kitty Caitlin is holding while wine tasting? Kitties + Wine = love. I must go there!

  • jenny (green food diaries)
    May 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    the ones with the cat are the cutest photos of you πŸ™‚

  • Mindy
    May 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Completely not the same level as a 100 mile bike ride, but I undertrained for the 25K I did earlier this month, so I completely understand where you’re coming from! The sore muscles will fade, but you can always be proud of such an amazing accomplishment!

  • Heidi Lyn
    May 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I love your little red flats. Where can I get some?

  • Fernando
    May 24, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    *swoons* @ the sight of your legs stretched out
    Sure ain’t making the bus driver’s job easy.

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    May 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    You girls are too cute!! I need a wine tour in my life. This looks like pretty much the best day ever.

  • tasha - the clean eating mama
    May 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    congrats again on your victorious accomplishment! You definitely deserved this splendid wine treat!

  • Camille
    May 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    What a fun day!

  • Kate
    May 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Now that is my kind of party bus! That would be so much fun for a bridal party, or any party for that matter!

  • Helen
    May 25, 2010 at 1:26 am

    It looks like you had a great time even if you weren’t feeling 100%! Wine sometimes is the answer as you say! I hope you have recovered a bit more now!

  • Melissa Cari @ Miles for Markets
    May 25, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Jenna try COCONUT WATER. I promise, its hydrating powers are unmatched (bold statement, I know, but I stand by it).

    And it looks like you had such a fun day. You deserve a day of wine and cheese after 100 miles. You probably deserve 10 days of wine and cheese, but I’m sure you’ll have some more fun adventures over the summer to share with us!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    May 25, 2010 at 3:09 am

    That is such a great idea to ride that bus around! I’ve never been to napa, but definitely intend on taking that bus around when I end up visiting! You guys are rockstars for lastings as long as you did without napping before you did!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    May 25, 2010 at 3:31 am

    What a great day to end your fabulous weekend. Hope you get some rest!

  • Christina
    May 25, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Awesome job yesterday. For what it’s worth, no matter how much you’d trained, you’d be hurting today. 100 miles is a big deal to pretty much everyone.

  • eatmovelove
    May 25, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Hah! You deserve serve lots of rest. Way to hang in there.

  • Tina
    May 25, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Congrats again on the race! I hope your legs start feeling better.

    The wine tasting looks like so much fun. I love the picture of you with the cat.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 25, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Rest up, girly!! Your body definitely deserves it. I’ve also found that even though a gentle walk feels rediculously painful, it does wonders for stretching out and reducing the pain for the next day too. That and lots, and lots, and lots of water. πŸ˜€

  • Erin
    May 25, 2010 at 5:09 am

    That looks like such a fun day! You girls have definitely earned quite a few rest days–take it easy. πŸ˜€

    At the library yesterday, I used that long list of book recommendations that both you and readers gave a couple of weeks ago. So incredible.

  • Faith @ LovelyAsCharged
    May 25, 2010 at 5:25 am

    The best part is that you did it! Congrats πŸ™‚ Now you know for next time how to adjust your training. Sounds like a fun day to recuperate too!

  • Annie D. from Annie'sSimpleLife
    May 25, 2010 at 5:35 am

    You poor dear! So tired!!! My dad drinks the Gatorade, too, and funny enough, yesterday he said “this picks me right up!”. I prefer coconut water, myself. I used to not like the taste, but now it’s my go-to for hydration. In fact, I should drink more of it- I’m dehydrated most of the time… not good.

  • Laurence
    May 25, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Shallow comment of the day: Your hair looks gorgeous!! The length and colour really suits you!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    May 25, 2010 at 5:51 am

    You’re dedicated. I won’t even sniff wine when I have a headache for fear it will multiply the pain.

    Also–those red shoes are adorable. Where did you get them?

  • Joey
    May 25, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Sounds like a fun day! I love that you & Caitlin love Kokomo winery… It is named after my hometown (Kokomo, IN – the owner of the winery is originally from there as well)! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    May 25, 2010 at 5:59 am

    What a fabulous day-after-race! Whoo! Wine does heal all πŸ˜›


  • Lauren @ Health on the Run
    May 25, 2010 at 6:01 am

    The wine tour looks amazing! Though I can’t believe you were on your feet so much the day after completing a century the day before!! haha Hope your legs feel a little less sore today. Get some real rest — you’ve definitely earned it! πŸ™‚

  • Corinne (breathe and savor)
    May 25, 2010 at 6:29 am

    aw you were cut off…of water! aw. well its over now…water and sleep for the next few days and you will feel like yourself again! huge accomplishment! so proud. ha.

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    May 25, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Awww, orange kitty on the couch looks just like my Gingerbread!! πŸ™‚

    You and Caitlin look positively vibrant.

    I want those stuffed shells! OMG, YUMMMMMMMM


  • MMiller
    May 25, 2010 at 6:37 am

    You definitely need some coconut water! I can’t believe you were up and about on a wine tour today! It probably was a good idea to be up and moving around to lightly stretch those muscles! Hope today is a pain free day for you! Go for the yoga! Was the wine tour just for you and Caitlin? I bookmarked Platypus so that if I ever get to Cali I can go on that wine tour! It looked Fabulous!

    I an in awe of you Jenna! You simply amaze me!

  • Gwen
    May 25, 2010 at 6:39 am

    You’re hardcore Jenna! Hope your legs feel better today!

  • Danielle
    May 25, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Yay! I LOVE it when wine is the answer! Take care. Get good rest and hydration. You’re awesome.

  • Patrice
    May 25, 2010 at 6:43 am

    You guys are so adorable. Also my personal idols for biking 100 miles one day and following that up with some wine.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    May 25, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Looks like the best way to recover! Sorry you were feeling off yesterday. Hopefully it’s all uphill from here!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    May 25, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Take it easy, Jenna!
    I love Kokomo too, btw! Went there last June when I was out in wine country and was very impressed. Never done the Platypus tour though! I usually drive, but sip n’ spit!

  • Alexandra
    May 25, 2010 at 7:07 am

    So proud of you for doing the 100. You rocked it!!!

    I HAVE to know where you bought your coat. I’ve been on the search for one for 3 years now and I can’t ever find anything I love. But that jackets, ooooh that jacket I L-O-V-E. Please share.

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    May 25, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Bahahahaha! You guys look like so much fun! I wish I had known you when you lived in Florida, I live in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando. πŸ™‚

    Ah! Totally feel you on the not training aspect! I tend to be a part of the ridiculously and unwisely spontaneous sort. My friend didn’t want to run her half marathon so I took her bib on a whim, even though the most I had ever ran at one time was 4 miles. It was sooo much fun and worth it, but I definitely waddled the rest of the week πŸ™‚ I was rockin’ double limps, both my legs had limps?! Oh well. I’d do it all over!

  • Marcia
    May 25, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. It’s amazing what our bodies can do. I ran my 2nd half marathon two weeks ago. I felt so awesome immediately afterwards. But boy, the next couple of days I couldn’t GET enough water. It was rough.

  • kristina @goodnweird
    May 25, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Congrats on the epic race! Seriously that is such an amazing feat.

    Great way to reward yourself after such an intense day.

  • Kati @ Living Well
    May 25, 2010 at 7:23 am

    shells recipe por favor ;>

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness
    May 25, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I think a few people mentioned this, but coconut water re-hydrates so much better than gatorade. Your headache probably stems from lack of electrolytes, rather than just dehydration (although I’m sure that’s part of it too!). Coconut has more types of electrolytes than gatorade!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 25, 2010 at 7:25 am

    i can imagine you didn’t feel well…but you ROCKED the race and went further than you thought you could! still proud of you girl πŸ™‚

  • Raewyn
    May 25, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Congrats on your 100 miles, Jenna!!! I was thinking about you Sat. and praying for you and Caitlin. I was SO proud and NOT surprised to see read your post that you had done the 100 after all – you definitely showed those naysayers, girlie! That was Epic! πŸ˜‰

    Yum, yum…glad the wine healed and the food was yummy. Hope you have a lot more fun with Caitlin – and a good night’s sleep!

  • Kristen
    May 25, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Have you ever used ARNICA MONTANA for sore muscles? They come in pastilles (little tiny pills) or in a muscle rub…you will feel instantaneous relief…

  • Paige (running around normal)
    May 25, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Such a troopah!! Sounds like you guys had such a fun day even though you were hurtin’.

  • Raewyn
    May 25, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Congrats on your 100 miles, Jenna!!! I was thinking about you Sat. and praying for you and Caitlin. I was SO proud and NOT surprised to see read your post that you had done the 100 after all – you definitely showed those naysayers, girlie! That was Epic! πŸ˜‰

    Yum, yum…glad the wine healed and the food was yummy. Hope you have a lot more fun with Caitlin – and a good night’s sleep!

  • Raewyn
    May 25, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Oops, sorry for commenting twice!

  • Gena
    May 25, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Coconut water, love! It’ll heal the dehydration right up.

  • Kelly
    May 25, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I LOVE your new montage. Wine does heal all. πŸ™‚ And I think I could learn to love any winery named after a Beach Boys song.

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    May 25, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I love your blog so much, and now more than ever. You rock, Jenna. I am living vicariously through your epic rides and wine tours.

  • carol
    May 25, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Love the red shoes , very cute!

  • rayshine
    May 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Congrats on the race! I cannot even imagine!
    I LOVE your red flats and trench! Where did you get them??

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    May 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Love that black jacket you wore on the wine tour… I need it ! πŸ˜€ Is it from Anthro ?

    My dad does bike races (has my whole life, on and off) and did the Solvang century ride… I remember thinkin’ … are you INSANE ;P What an accomplishment!!

    you rock !!!

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

      nope–Banana Republic back in January! thanks!

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    May 25, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I MUST ride this bus!!! I will be in Berkley for work in June but I am staying 4 extra days, I have to make this happen!!

    I trust your healthy input so I am glad you have confirmed that wine does heal all! thanks! πŸ™‚ haha!

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    May 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Love the red shoes and pictures with the dogs and cats! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    May 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Where did you get your cute red shoes??? I LOVE ’em! πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      May 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

      steve madden back in 2006!

  • Claire
    May 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Well,you pushed through and that’s awesome.I hope you recover quickly:-)cc

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    May 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

    What a great way to celebrate your biking victory!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    May 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I bet you’re hurting! Hopefully you start feeling better soon. That race would kick anyone’s ass.

    Wine is nice for relaxing for sure.

  • Kathleen
    May 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I could use some wine right about now πŸ˜‰ Sounds like you celebrated your race victory in style – glad you had fun.

  • Kait
    May 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I totally agree with the title of this post! Looks like it was a great tour despite the exhaustion. I hope the soreness goes away quickly!

  • Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara
    May 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Cute shoes! πŸ™‚

  • Annie @ stronghealthyfit
    May 25, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Great work on the race, Jenna. Now get some rest!
    That pic of Caitlin with the cat in one hand and a glass of wine in the other is adorable.

  • cara
    May 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

    You’ve got killer legs girl !
    Your hair looks so much nicer blond and long

  • ava
    May 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

    You are by far the PRETTIEST girl in blog world ! Congratulations on all your great accomplishments !

  • kelly
    May 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This is totally unrelated to your post…..
    Its here, its here!!!! My son just called me at work to tell me my Magic Bullet has arrived!!! I am so excited!!! Seriously, I make at least one shake a day, I can not wait to try this thing out!!!!! I want to leave work right now and go home to make myself a shake!!!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Dang I bet you are sore. But I’m glad you enjoyed your day with Caitlin.

  • Kim
    May 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Congrats on your big ride! Nearly 10 hours on a bike is a big feat. And also just wanted to say that I am loving your hair at that length.

  • Janelle
    May 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I think you are a champ for fighting out those 100 miles, and a rock star for backing it up with some wine tasting! Way to go, I’m impressed!

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    May 25, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Awesome! The tour looked fantastic and it’s amazing you were able to do 100 miles so unprepared for it! You are my fitness idol lol

  • Simon Food Favourites
    May 30, 2010 at 7:23 am

    love the cheese and crackers platter and look of the yummy food. mmmm πŸ™‚