Tuesday, April 26, 2011

boston and other things

[brief summary: a wedding, boston, old grapes, horses]

it's been a very busy two weeks with a good bit of traveling up and down the east coast. i logged a whopping 10.6 miles one week and 22.75 the next. superb way to prep for a marathon (in less than one month, ugh i am so disgusted with myself).

i went to a friend's wedding in a (very) small town near augusta, ga.

photo credit to chris isham

i went to boston to see friends and spectate the marathon

i realized i was pretty nerdy for flying up to watch a marathon. these things are expensive enough to run, and now i'm traveling just to spectate?



 no offense if your name was not on the sign, i was having
trouble remembering all you amazing runners!
(and didn't write small enough)

it was a busy day of spectating around mile 22-23 and the finish. i bumped in to karyn post-race and got to chat with her a little as we wandered to find a t stop.


eventually we made it back to terri's apartment and there were still runners on the course (5:30pm and later)! i can't imagine being out there and watching the water stations being dismantled as you are trying to finish your race. there was one volunteer still cheering them on, serious dedication there. i'll admit, i was too tired and selfish to continue cheering.

flying home tuesday afternoon, i ran into meg at the airport! always good to see her - just reading her blog brightens my day. (btw meg, jill and i discussed things and decided we are going to come visit and hang out with you ok?) :)

i was off work friday so i played housekeeping ninja and went to my newlywed friend's house to tidy up a little before they returned from their honeymoon. it wasn't super messy, just needed general tidying after the pre-wedding rush, but i did find 3.5-month-old grapes in the fridge.

yum

saturday we went to the steeplechase and out on the lake, and now i look like rudolph.



so that's what i've been up to with a little running mixed in.

32 comments:

  1. At least you are having fun and seeing friends -- that is important. Not good to be disguisted in yourself though. I've been there too many times (I think even yesterday!). Try to look on the upside -- you did run, and you can run today or tomorrow. Good luck!

    ps. love the wedding photo!

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  2. To me, running a slow marathon (or a slow race of any distance) is harder than running fast and takes more dedication because you're out there so much longer and on your feet so much longer than someone who runs faster. I know people who've walked 10Ks or halfs, I can't even imagine walking for an hour and a half for a 10K or almost four hours for a half. And yeah, it's gotta stink if you're still running and they're already taking down the water stations, etc, but hey, those people were running a marathon and that's what counts :).

    Oh... a phone booth... haven't seen one of those in awhile!

    A.L.

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  3. That's a big bridal party. I'm not even sure I have that many friends...
    Sweet of you to be a housekeeping ninja! I need to make sure my friends have keys to my house whenever I go out of town.

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  4. You are a super-friend. Traveling to cheer, attend wedding, cleaning houses.....go ou!

    So, you told us how many miles of running and we can add up the miles of traveling but how many M&Ms were consumed over said two weeks.

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  5. Well, it sounds like some fun times! I've watched marathons before I was even a serious runner and it is so fun!

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  6. For a small town wedding that sure is a big wedding party!

    That Rudolph nose serves you right for enjoying the sun. Maybe next time you will think of us cold and rainy midwesterns and stop enjoying it so much. :)

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  7. That'sa small wedding? Looks like the Boston start line.

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  8. The picture after the picture of you at the finish line. Beacon Street just North of Coolidge Corner? I think I had a GF who lived in those apartments across the street.

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  9. i don't judge you for flying to watch a marathon. i would TOTALLY do the same thing. though i do wish i had actually seen you in boston!

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  10. Sounds like a fun, but busy time!

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  11. looks like a fun time to me. totally nerdy to go watch a marathon, but i'd do the same thing! and how nice of you to tidy up their place. i'm not get married anytime soon, but could you still come do my house? kthanks.

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  12. You've been busy girl!
    Boston - I thought one had to be fast to get into this race (unless a celebrity). I agree with the previous comment that being on the course longer is more demanding and harder.
    Augusta - We could have gone for a run! FATS course is just around the corner (Terri's Oct race).

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  13. Cool trip, Rudolph. What a fun life!

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  14. Thanks for sharing those grapes, that made my day!

    I wondered what you were doing in Boston....glad you saw some blog peeps!

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  15. it's okay you didn't cheer for every last runner. my name was on the poster and i ran into you afterward. you have no idea how much seeing you calmed me down from all the family stuff!

    and hahah to traveling to spectate. i thought i was being wicked nice by walking maybe a mile to spectate this weekend !

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  16. Traveling for a race is not nerdy. And I am nerd, so I know these things. Traveling to see me...would.be.awesome. Just saying...

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  17. That four seasons sign ROCKS-ha! I would have loved to go to Boston even just to spectate!! Unfortunately the kids needed new shoes.

    Fun to run into Meg at the airport!! Love her!

    Housekeeping ninja....I don't even clean my own house these days....

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  18. Boston is totally worth the trip to spectate! I think I want to go next year whether I qualify/get in or not. Then again it might be too depressing to watch if I can't run...

    You're a peach for doing a little tidying at the newlyweds' house! Wanna do mine next? I'm too busy running.

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  19. I would definitely go to Boston to spectate if it wasn't so far away!

    Thank you for the sign and for the cheers, still so sad we didn't get to officially meet :(

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  20. Yeah you have taken nerdiness to a a new level!

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  21. you are such a sweet friend.

    I slowly giving up cleaning - eek or ick!

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  22. Do you read Zits (the comic) Read it today, I thought of you.

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  23. Id love to go spectate the Boston one day. I hope you had a blast!!!

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  24. Sooo fun that you went up to Boston to spectate! Now that's dedication!

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  25. I love that you went to Boston just to spectate! That's cool. It was a great race to see (and great pick of Ryan). I got some of his back :) Those grapes look yummmmmyyy.....yikes!

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  26. YES! So if you can FLY up to spectate for Boston, why not pop down to Cali for a visit and we can cheer on Bethany and Ryan during the R and R in June?!
    You are ALWAYS welcome here, I know you like Encinitas and Jill would love it too. Really, any time!!!
    It was so fun stalking you at the airport. I think I freaked you out, right?!
    Loved the poster, you rock the spectating!!

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  27. 3.5 month old grapes......isn't that considered wine at this point???!

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  28. You've been busy! It sounds like a lot of fun.

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  29. Sometimes it's nice to take a little (or as in my case, a lot) of time off....

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  30. hey, that shot of you on the finish line came out really well after all! Were all those 10 miles ones you did on the treadmill at my gym??

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  31. I love that you travelled to Bostonto spectate!in funking of doing the same thing one of these years. Awesome!

    omg auto correct changed my 'thinking' to funking.I love it so much I'm gonna leave it!

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  32. (I'm making it a point to catch up on blogs today)

    Awesome Boston photos!! I so want to go up there and see it someday. It's so hard because it's on a weekday.

    And wow - small town, big bridal party!!!

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