Thank you so much for your comments yesterday. I don’t know what I would do without this community. Thank you, thank you.
Let’s rewind to Friday morning. Brooke and Knox went to school and then were off to their other parents for the weekend. I would never have predicted how hard this situation is for Skye. She misses them so much when they leave.
We landed in Boston at around 4:30 and went to our hotel. We stayed at the Marriot Courtyard on Tremont, and it was perfect. The room was tiny but comfortable and close enough to everything we needed, especially Boston Commons. I slept so well there. I love staying close to Boston Commons because that is where the buses pick you up on race morning.
We grabbed some fajita bowls from El Jefe’s and then took an Uber to Fenway. What are the odds that the Angels were there for marathon weekend? Andrew was thrilled, and his spirits were high for the first half of the game that the Angels were winning, but then they broke his heart again. Andrew joked with me yesterday that we have issues because we love these things that break our heart over and over again–> The marathon and the Angels, ha.
Meb threw the first pitch, and I searched everywhere for the ‘fried dough’ that we had heard about but settled on soft-serve ice cream with sprinkles. The temperature was perfect, and I stayed out so late, which made me feel cool until I realized it was only 8:30 pm Utah time;)
We ran along the Charles River, and it was stunning. I love this path so much. It was my first time running in the Vaporfly 3s, and I couldn’t believe the spring in them. It got me so excited to race in them. It was warm during our shakeout run, which made me nervous (probably cool for most people but not for me, coming from 10°F training for the previous four months).
We hung out at the park afterward, chatting and drinking Core Power. I may have gotten emotional talking about how much Core Power has done for me.
10+ years ago, a big group of us were out to dinner. I was still trying to figure out this eating/running thing and looked around the table and saw her plate. She has a 2:45 at CIM and is just an incredible runner. In front of her, at that table, was a large sandwich with french fries, and she ate it all. It was a DING DING DING moment for me. A woman that was so admirable in many ways was fueling her body and her training. She was not depriving herself. Her fueling herself properly was part of her key to success. Her example helped me so much. She was in the Elite coral on Monday and had an amazing experience.
Talk about motivating. Krissy Gear won in 4:40, and Hobbs Kessler won in 4:08.
Next stop–> The expo! We bought some unicorns for the kids and a new sports bra for me.
We hung out at the Core Power booth, which was awesome. They put together an amazing display. Andrew and I were disappointed by the rest of the expo, though… usually, we stay for hours, but there wasn’t as much there this year. Did anyone else feel that way? It felt so much smaller than usual.
The shirt from our bags is my new favorite race shirt. It’s so sleek.
We went shopping for a few hours on Newbury (thank goodness we don’t have streets like this near where we live, we would be broke).
AND LEVAIN. I tried the coconut caramel cookie; it is a must if you are near this bakery. It was golden on the outside and doughy on the inside.
And that is where I will pause because I feel like I am talking way too much:). I hope your day is off to a beautiful start!
PS It feels so good to be home again and be as lazy as possible. I. Am. Tired. I took a 2 hour nap with Beck yesterday.
If someone comes to visit your area, where do you tell them to go for their run?
Expo talk–> Do you want to get out fast, or do you like seeing everything at the expo?
-I like taking every handout and stopping at every booth.
Crowds–> Don’t bother you or not your favorite?
-Andrew does not like being in crowded areas (except for baseball games:) but is such a good sport about marathon weekend! I don’t mind them, but I definitely need a break from them after some time.
What’s your run today?
-I’m taking a week off; I’ll live through your runs!