Thursday, June 29, 2017

Little Things: Win Dance Repeat

Summer means one thing...
...time for the Red Sox!! 

Fish and I went to a game Monday night. Perfect weather. Great seat. AMAZING game. 

The pitcher was on fire. The bats were making balls go flying. Some amazing plays. 

All ended with a win, dance, repeat! 

Go Sox!



   

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

BAA 10k

Still I run, run, run, run right into you...
Yeah, I run, run, run, run right into you...

{Run -- Matt Nathanson}

On Sunday, I finally ran the BAA 10k! A 6.2 mile trip through Back Bay and the BU neighborhood. It's so fun to have running friends now and was great to be down at the starting line with Robin! We made our way to the starting chute and were ready to go.

It was a gorgoeus morning with no humidity but it got hot on the course fast! There was pretty much no shade from mile 1.5 to mile 4.75. I will admit...it was not my best race. The heat got in my head early on and I fought to stay hydrated.

By mile 3ish I was really beating myself up mentally and realized it was ruining my race. I looked down at my momentum wrap and started chanting my mantra "nevertheless she persisted." From that point on I threw a time goal out the window, enjoyed the course, encouraged myself, and took care of myself. I sadly saw many runner down (for us it easily felt over 100ยบ) and just focused on crossing the finish line strong.

I really enjoyed the last mile, knowing I was doing it! I came round to the last couple of kilometers and powered to the finish - hands in the air the whole way.

Once it was done I was proud, no race is perfect, but I did it! I enjoyed my post race banana because seriously...all that running just for a free banana!

Now it's a few weeks off to really gear up for half marathon training!!!


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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 26

The Good:
I finally got a medal display for my race hardware! I love the spots to write my PRs and seeing them all hanging there!

The Random:
First morning of teacher summer break and I was doing some work by 7:30 am...yes I have issues...but I was in my PJs, drinking coffee, and watching the news - soooo quasi relaxing?

The Fun:
Eats by Chloe opened up here recently: vegan, trendy, gluten-free options, and a must go. I had a long overdue catch up with some college friends and we loved our meal there! Super fun night and a super IG worthy meal!


   

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Scav Hunt Sunday: Sky and Snack

Favorite:
 My favorite new energy bite recipe. Hard to not eat them all!

 Sky:
 Grey skies over Brookline.

Summer:
 Summer and the wanderlust is real...

Watch:
 It's been great to watch so many gorgeous flowers bloom as spring stretches into summer.

Indulge:
Excuse me whilst I overindulge on summer fruits.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nutty Energy Bites

I am well into my year of 2017 road races. I try to run first thing in the morning, especially in summer before it gets to hot. But, I find that I cannot run on a super full stomach...but I need something to give me a boost of energy...enter my take on Larabars, in bite size form!
These are so easy to throw together and so satisfying. Nuts, dates, coconut, and a smidge of honey. All blended together and then rolled into bite size balls. 

I keep mine in the freezer and take one out the night before a run to thaw. Pop it in my mouth to fuel up and then out I run! They're so good actually that I need to use a ton of restraint to just not eat them all whenever I get noshy! 


   

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sail Boston

I'm sailing away...
Set an open course for the virgin sea...
I've got to be free...
Free to face the life that's ahead of me...

{Styx - Come Sail Away}

This past weekend, over 50 tall ships arrived in Boston! Boston is an official port on the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and the ships arrived from Bermuda for some days in our fair port. 

I went down a few years ago when the last batch of tall ships had arrived and enjoyed my trip to the Harbor on Sunday. The ships were amazing! I just love all the lines from the masts and sails and the flags flapping about in the sea breeze. 

Being down on the water, smelling the sea air really made me miss my beach town upbringing! I maybe a city girl now, but I still love being out near the water!


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