Monday, May 25, 2015

Training up to the Boston Run To Remember Half Marathon - 5/18-5/24

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today is Memorial Day, so it's not totally over yet as I'm pretty sure many have 3 day weekends, but I hope everyone takes some time to think about and remember all those that have died while serving for our country. I'm still in Boston and they do a great job of showing how they remember those that have died for our country. Seeing these flags was pretty touching!
Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Monday  5/18 - 2.8 mile walk with the kiddos.
Tuesday 5/19 - 4 mile run with friends.
Wednesday 5/20 - 30 minute run.
Thursday 5/21 - 2 mile run
Friday 5/22 - 2 mile walk with my 4 year old.
Saturday 5/23 - Rest
Sunday 5/24 - Boston Run To Remember Half Marathon. Recap will be on the blog later this week.
I'm pretty happy with how my half marathon went yesterday and am pleased with my time. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do now since my next race won't be until October. I guess it will be nice to not have to follow any type of schedule, although I may start up T25 again and actually follow that schedule. :p We'll see. 

As to the weekend, Saturday started out driving up to Boston. We left around 7:30am and got into Boston around noon. The expo for the race was at the Seaport World Trade Center so we got lunch close to the expo. We ended up at the Yankee Lobster Company and had some delicious Lobster Rolls. 
We're so glad we got there when we did because soon afterwards, they weren't letting anyone in and a line quickly formed outside and they let people in as people inside left. After lunch we headed to the expo. More on the expo will be in my race recap.
The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring Copley Square, checking out the Boston Public Library, and checking out the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common.
On Sunday, after the run we headed back to the Public Garden and rode the Swan Boats. It was a nice ride!
We then got some lunch in Chinatown, some sushi and bubble tea at Avana Sushi. Let's just say the sushi was ok but the bubble tea was yummy. After lunch we walked along some of the Rose Kennedy Greenway which is a pretty neat park area in the City. The pic below is a part where kids can play in the fountain water area. The kiddos loved this part and wanted to stay here long!
We also walked up to the Long Wharf Ferry that we took to the Navy Yard. It's probably the cheapest way to get a nice view of Boston on boat!
From the Navy Yard, we followed the Freedom Trail past the USS Constitution (tour is closed until June 9th) Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, Faneuil Hall, and Old State house (site of the Boston Massacre) just to name a few. 
It was a lot of walking for me on Sunday especially after running the half marathon in the morning. I ended up with 50,000 steps on my fitbit for the day! 

That sums up the weekend! Linking this post up with Tara at Running N’ Reading for her Weekend Update. Have a great week all!
Running 'N' Reading

20 comments:

  1. Love when the parks have water splash areas for the kids. A couple here do too and it is so fun to see all the little ones playing.

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  2. Congratulations on the half! It looks like a great weekend. I think the swan boats look so fun. I'm in awe of your 50,000 Fitbit steps!

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  3. Wow, 50K FB steps! Amazing! Beautiful pics of Boston and Public Gardens.

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  4. idratherbesweatingMay 25, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Those flags in Boston are AMAZING! What a site. Congrats on finishing your half marathon!

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  5. What beautiful pictures!! That lobster roll. I've never had one and I know I am missing out! Congrats on the half!!!

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  6. Yes! The water splash parks are awesome!! Plus I love that they are free and the kids love it!

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  7. Thanks! How long is the link up up? Unfortunately I don't think I'll have it ready tomorrow or I'd definitely link up.

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  8. Thanks! It was a wonderful weekend in Boston! Yes, I'm amazed at the amount of steps too. It was like 23 miles!

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  9. Thanks Jenny! Yeah, we did a lot of walking! 50K steps is 23 miles! I'm proud of the kiddos because they did great walking. They didn't do as much as me but they still walked quite a bit!

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  10. The flags were very touching and definitely made you think about all those who died and served our country. Thanks about the half, it was a great run!

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  11. Thank you!! Oh you have got to try a lobster roll sometime, especially if you like seafood like crab.

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  12. Sounds like you had a grest weekend. See you soon!

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  13. It was! Thanks Min! See you soon! :)

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  14. Hailey @ Striding StrongMay 26, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Congratulations on your half marathon! I'm excited to read the recap :). Those lobster rolls look amazing!!! I love good seafood :) Between all the races, sights, and food in Boston, I definitely need to make it up there sometime! And wow, that is A LOT of steps!

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  15. Yeah! Great recap, pictures, and great time on your half!

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  16. Thanks Hailey!! Yes, Boston is a great place to visit! Lots of neat places to see! :)

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  17. Thanks Michelle!! Yes, Boston was awesome! :)

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  18. Looks like a fun weekend! The lobster roll looks really good!

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  19. Thanks Sherry!! It was fun and the lobster roll was delicious! You would totally like it!

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