Sunday, February 22, 2009

Winefesting

First off, here’s a shot of the yummy Quinoa Salad that I made the other evening. I really liked this dish a lot – super easy and quick to throw together, especially if you make a few servings of quinoa in one go. Anyhow, tasty stuff.CIMG5139Saturday I had a 12 km (7.45 mi) run on the schedule and I was supposed to add in 2 x 2:00 hill repeats at the end of my run. At the end of each hill repeat I was supposed to stop and do 1:00 of lunges or squats. I just ran my neighbourhood, and since I live at the top of a hill it wasn’t too hard to find a place to get my hill repeats in. Probably the hardest part about it was stopping on the sidewalk of a fairly busy street to do my squats. I may have felt a little bit silly. Once I finished up the run I did a few more squats, some forwards and backing walking lunges, zig zag lunges and push ups. Then I had to hurry up and get ready to head out, because my brother and sister-in-law and I had tickets to Winefest.


A ticket to Winefest gets you entry, a Reidel wine glass that you get to take home, all of your sampling, plus appetizers. There were about 64 different booths with wines from all over the place. One of the more interesting ones was billyrock – wine in a can…

CIMG5141I ran into a few friends that I hadn’t seen in quite some time and all in all, it was a really fun night. I didn’t taste anything that blew me away, but I really enjoyed the evening out with family and friends. I’m not sure if people didn’t realize you could take your glasses with you at the end of the evening, or maybe they just didn’t want them. Once the ugly lights turned on a few folks were making mad dashes for any glasses that were left behind. Not that I’m pointing any fingers… :)

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Today I’ve got a spin on the trainer and a 20 minute run. Plus I’m on the hunt to see if okra is available here in Calgary…


And by the way, thanks to Rainmaker for the tip on Windows Live Writer! Writing and editing posts is so much easier rather than through Blogger…

10 comments:

Road Warrior said...

Now THAT is a good day. I love wine festivals. You get a nice little buzz and may find a diamond in the rough.

joyRuN said...

Oh that winefest sounded so awesome! Fun times :)

Marathon Maritza said...

What a fun event! And wine in a can? Interesting....I kinda like it!

Danielle said...

Ah man...we are so alike!! I'm heading to the Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience next weekend. Sounds like yours might be a little bit smaller scale than ours. It's the 15th year here and last year they added in a reserve area, for another $20 you can go in and try more expensive wines. That area gives you a Reidel glass too, and entry to the show gets you a regular glass...I'm so looking forward to it!!

Marlene said...

I love Reidel glasses!! That sounds like so much fun.

And doing squats in the middle of your run?! WITH hills?! That is hardcore. Nice work!

Alexandra said...

Another delicious looking meal you have to show us as my basic chicken cooks in the oven!

I'm sure you probably made people laugh or smile as you squatted at the corner! What must people think of some of the things runners do!

Laurel said...

Love winefests! Looks like you had a good time. And once again, your food looks awesome.

Melanie said...

Sounds like a great time! Food looks delicious once again!

Wes said...

Thanks for the tip on Windows Live Writer! I may have to try that...

I take it the okra was for the gumbo? It (okra) freezes nicely, although fresh is always better. I'm dying to try that salad though! Looks awesome!

Rainmaker said...

Nice, glad to see you're trying out Live Writer. Once ya get the hang of it - it's soooo nice, especially if you have a laptop and can draft anywhere.