Another year completed of the Virginia Wine Half Marathon! This race is such a beautiful and peaceful course. Which can at times trick you into thinking you’re bored, but it’s just the calm and relaxed pace of the scenery 🙂 With a mix of rolling hills, paved country roads, and gravel paths, the course is challenging. And there isn’t the roadside crowd excitement that you’d get at a race set in the city. But in a way it made it feel more like a regular run than a pressure-filled race. I spent the last 2.5 miles alongside a woman in her 50’s who was awesome. We talked and laughed and the finish line seemed much closer than it had. Then of course the end of the race is the best part — a day of picnicking and wine tasting with friends!