It’s going to take me awhile to get back to the comments from the Boston Marathon. But…….. I can’t tell you how much your congratulations and kind words mean. I feel so spoiled and blessed and want to say those amazing nice things right back to you.
You, my friends, are the amazing ones. And I kind of have a feeling there’s a big dream out there calling your name. I say go for it and don’t listen to anyone that tells you you can’t do it.
Just one more post on Boston before I travel to the next destination in less than 24 hours. And why yes, I am definitely freaking out a little bit.
That’s a lie. It’s more than just a little bit, but I’ll block it out for now.
Recovering from a marathon is harder mentally and emotionally for me than it is physically. Kind of weird. It’s even harder when time is limited and there’s another race just days away. Oh man alive. We’ll see what happens.
I guess that’s the spirit of the challenge though.
Things are good on the home front, but I’ll keep this about Boston for now because besides running the most epic marathon ever, I got to do some other fun things in my short time there that I feel like sharing.
Then I’ll be done blabbing about my escapades. Well, that is, until the Big Sur Marathon on Sunday. Ha ha.
Which reminds me, I’m following my man Dean with the whole Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge. Did you know that in Boston he ran 26.2 miles out to the starting point first and then ran the actual race? Check out what he posted on Facebook.
What a slacker.
I wonder if he’ll do that in Big Sur too?
Oops. I got distracted again.
Okay. Here are just a few more highlights from the Boston trip. Some of them are related to the marathon, some are not, but all are worth sharing (in my opinion).
We stayed at the Weston Boston Waterfront Resort.
Man oh man did they ever take good care of us.
We had quite the warm welcoming. Check it out.
So cool, right?
Darn it, can’t remember the name of the place at the moment, but it was new and close to our hotel and had pizza.
I was only slightly high maintenance with the whole no cheese thing, added jalapeños thing.
It was fun to finally sit down and chat and relax and catch up with everyone.
We got back to the hotel and after getting all our race gear ready we went to bed early.
The boys sent me on the trip with a couple friends. I made sure to send them a picture so they knew their friends made it.
The entire next day was pretty much all about the marathon. We were gone a total of 10 hours from the time we left the hotel to when we actually got back to our room. It was a LONG day.
The hotel once again took great care of us and had some recovery necessities for us when we did finally make it back.
We were darn spoiled.
We hung out for a bit and then made our way for a little post marathon celebration dinner.
Heck yes we took our medals.
The concierge at the hotel made reservations for us at 75 on Liberty Wharf.
Everything there was delightful.
I went for a little Maine Squeeze.
I asked it they had any hot sauce. They brought just a few to try.
I tried them all (except the Tabasco) on my salmon and baked polenta dinner.
These ladies, well, they just rock. Katherine, who also ran the marathon, met up with us for dinner.
Katherine was actually in the medical tent after crossing the finish line last year when the bombs went off. She has an incredible post written about her experience here.
We called it a night early as we were all exhausted. Shocker, right?
Thought about hitting up Dunkin’ Donuts, but it was closed.
Probably a good thing.
The next morning after sleeping in a bit, we took advantage of the Starbucks located conveniently in the hotel lobby to get some coffee. Heck yes I went down there in my pajamas. I’m pretty sure that’s allowed if it’s in the hotel, right?
I also checked out the fancy shmancy gym for just a bit to do some easy elliptical while watching the Kardashians.
Then we were off to explore as much of Boston as we could before we all had to head to the airport.
And yep, I’m just going to dump those photos on you just like that because I just realized I have quite a bit of laundry to do before packing up again and a very limited amount of time with my little men this afternoon.
Oh, and I made a great choice at that Modern Pastry place.
Catch ya later!
Have you ever been to Boston?
If so, what’s your favorite thing to do or favorite restaurant?
What do I need to do next time?