Summer is just beginning its slow retreat and making way for my most favorite time of year in the Sonoma Valley, harvest. Harvest time is the first sign that cooler weather is just ahead, but even more importantly, in the very near future the valley will be filled with the intoxicating aroma of crush.
Conventional wisdom would say that it would be crazy to post this here…so of course I did.
Why was it so heavy and surreal to hear the news Monday afternoon that Robin Williams had died. Was it that he was just so famous that his personality seemed to be part of my life? Was it that I had met him over 20 years ago when I built some cabinets for his house off Trinity Road and then again in San Francisco? Maybe, but deep down in my gut I know the real reason. It’s the fact that I too battle with depression.
When you live or stay in a place as amazing as the Sonoma Valley, your ability to stay in a shape other than “round” takes work. With all the amazing food and wine to be had in this valley, finding an exercise program that will keep things from getting out of hand is essential.
When it comes to fitness, there are many options in the valley, CrossFit just happened to work for me, so I want to share it with you.
I really do believe in the phrase “everybody’s good at something” and without a doubt locals of Sonoma Valley are really good at having fun and throwing a great party. Look, being really good at enjoying great food and wine is a talent, it takes hard work and a lot of desire, but hey, somebody’s got to do it..right?!
As if you needed another reason to love the Sonoma Valley, being able to jump on a bike and take in the sights and smells of this place will just make you happy. Come along as I take you on one of my favorite bike rides in the valley, the Cavedale climb. I documented the ride a while back and thought I would share, I hope you like it too.