Posts Tagged ‘esplanade’

It’s entirely possible that I’ve lost my mind, but I’d like to think I’m just motivated & more importantly, committed.

Today was supposed to get up to triple digits, so I got up before the sun (literally) to get in my long run before the heat got intense.

its 5:30ish. i’m sleepy, a lil nervous, and not as excited as I wanted to be, I’ll pretend.

good morning Boston.

approaching haymarketKennedy Greenway by the North End

south station circa 6:10
from Commercial St.

garden & bridgemuseum of science

i love the views from the cambridge side of the river

sky is pretty this morning

oooo  Trader Joe’s. can you even see it? i dont know.

Western Ave. This doesn’t feel like the city anymore. 
back on the Boston side – by BU  & thats the last in-route pic.


yeah. that headband says – no one ever drowned in sweat.

it makes me feel hardcore. and seemed appropriate given the heat.

11 miles done before 8am. hell yeah.

ice. love.

smoothies are the best

use mint extract carefully though- this one tasted a lil like toothpaste. ha.

don’t worry, I drank it anyway.

It just poured outside so I’m pretty excited that I missed that. iphones and rain do not get along well. The sun is supposed to come out this afternoon. I’m planning on some pool time, so lets hope. I still haven’t been yet. oops. & really I might a nap. might as well get a tan while I recover.

pretty excited to actually be in Boston this weekend. its been awhile.  🙂

happy saturday!! have a fantastic weekend.


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Thanks for your suggestions on races!!  
I haven’t quite decided which to do yet but I did register for this. 10/22/11

really excited for this one 

I’ll be adding a bunch more to the game plan so keep em comin. I almost (eeeekkk) registered for the half but decided I needed to wait until after tomorrow’s 6.5 miles. If I can get through half the distance without keeling over, I can get there. 

I finally synced my phone & took it on a run last night. (breen – love the app, thanks!)
I paused to stretch and couldn’t resist.  
I love this!  How can I resist a run with this view?!

After last night’s run, Lauren came over for dinner. I made some pearl onion risotto & spinach salad. delic! and of course, there was wine, some celebratory bubbly & a fantastic cupcake.  picture fail. none taken.  

I’m sooo ready for the weekend.  
cleaned the apt. did my laundry. running in the morning. ready for lots of guilt-free fun. 
tomorrow – i have a fantastic day planned with my sister! 
then katie & chrissy are coming from NY! 🙂 🙂
& a GREAT crew coming out to celebrate.  can NOT wait!!

i keep trying to add to this post but really – i’m watching the king’s speech. ha.  good at multitasking. not so much. 🙂

have a fabulous night! 

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things I learned in the last 48 hours:

1. I do not like mango. sad.
2. use xanthan gum sparingly – or smoothie gets as thick as well… gum. gross.
3. tempeh is pretty delic.
4. so is bbq sauce.
5. i’m a sucker for a 40% off deal.    dear banana republic – stop taking all my money. love, alli

and finally.. short weeks are soo much better than full weeks. 
I definitely already knew this, but its been sooo long since I’ve had a day off that I forgot.
just knowing that I don’t have to work a full week again until the end of june puts me a fantastic mood. 🙂
so nice!  4 day weekend. i’m soo ready. 

smoothie this morning was a repeat by definitely one of my faves. this recipe but mixed berries instead of strictly strawberries.  so gooood.  i wanted it to last alll morning. 

as guilty as I felt not running on Monday, I’m really glad that it didn’t. Yesterday was gorgeous and I was really in the mood to run. 
How can you not look forward to this?

One of my favorite things to do while running is people-watch. I pay attention to everyone running around me, everyone thats out walking, etc. Some people look like runners, some people don’t, some runners look like they’re really enjoying themselves and some look like they’re in pain. Now, if you know me, you know that I can’t control the faces I make. So I can NOT imagine what I look like. ha. so I need to be more aware of that, though I’m sure it depends on the day.

I need to squeeze in 2 more runs by Friday since there is really no chance of getting my long run in while at Desantis’s wedding in Raleigh on Saturday. (ahhh yay! soo soon) 
and its gorgeous out again today, so definitely looking forward to tonight.

(When did I become someone who craved a run?!  love it)

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i’ve been hanging out in slacker city lately. ooopss.
no blogging for 9 days. eekk
and only ran once in the last week.  (i blame it on some minor knee pain, but really.. thats laaame)

today was GORGEOUS. Delightful 70 degrees, so perfect for running outside.  I’ve been fully committed to the treadmill til now, telling myself its too cold to run outside. So today I get excited to get my ass in gear, mapmyrun, & take off to the Esplanade for a breezy 4 miles.
its amazing, picture perfect Boston, crew teams on the Charles, sun setting..  and then I realize its soooo much harder. Maybe its the wind!? we’ll blame it on the wind. with a twist of the fact that its not flat.  i dont know, but it hurt & i even had to walk a lil in the middle.
so moral of the story – I got my ass kicked, but kind of loved it.

in other news –
Lots more cooking.. BEST casserole ever. & healthy-ish too.
recipe courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats & found here:  Chicken, spinach, artichoke casserole  

looks amazing. tastes pretty fantastic too.
make it. you know you want to.
great work lunch & makes my coworkers jealous. ha. score.

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