Boston Does Not Disappoint

 

Holy smokes it’s fun to travel with Mom. Seriously. I want to tell you all about it, but I’ll keep it short thanks to a super slow internet connection and the fact that the red eye is now deciding to catch up with my mind and body, that will have to come later.

Last night we ventured out to the Boston Marathon finish line. I felt everything I thought I was going to feel- chills, nervous stomach, gratitude, tears, etc. It’s just so surreal to be there.

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Two times is a charm.

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It’ll be a lot different this year, but I can’t wait to cross that finish line again.

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We grabbed a quick dinner at some place that advertised having lobster rolls, but did not in fact serve them. Weird. Dinner was delicious though.

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Raw fish before a race? Yep. I like to live dangerously. Ha.

We went to the Runner’s World VIP party afterwards which was a blast.

I got to catch up with my good friend Michele that I haven’t see forever.

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There were so many amazing runners and all the editors, etc. They really know how to throw a party and Mom finally got to meet everyone I talk about all the time and get some tasty malbec.

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Kris there on the left is running in the elite division tomorrow. She is FAST! Michele is racing tomorrow and going to rock it big time. She is super speedy too. David Wiley gave me a pep talk a couple years ago about running on emotion rather than on training and that’s exactly what I’m going to do tomorrow. And well, Bart Yasso, I just can’t say enough great things about him. He is the best!

This morning we had a little Runner’s World shake out run with Bart. Luckily I bumped into the fabulous Pam and Dani to keep me company for the 3 mile run.

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Afterwards I hung out just long enough to tell Mark Remy (from Remy’s World) that we met and hung out before at the MCM Marathon awhile back.

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He admitted he didn’t remember me, but we had a laugh anyway.

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Bart and I started making plans for The Kauai Marathon this year too. He he.

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Mom and I headed out afterwards to do as much sight seeing as we could.

We had a quick fuel up at the first little cute crowded place we saw. It turned out to be awesome and we both got heuvos rancheros.

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Hers didn’t have the crushed red pepper obviously.

Then we were on our way to walk The Freedom Trail.

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Obviously we made a pit stop at one of the ten Dunkin’ Donuts we walked by.

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Cheers!

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Heck yes Mom’s been sporting her Mizuno Wave Riders all around and has commented how comfortable they are more than once.

I went with the whole Wave Sayonara 2 and jeans thing.

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We made it across the bridge and turned around.

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We tried to find the shortest way back, but we got all mixed up.

When we finally figured out where we were we met the fabulous Lacey from Arkansas.

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She’s running Boston for her first time tomorrow. I’m so excited for her.

Time to get race ready. It’s supposed to be cold, rainy and windy. Sounds like the perfect weather to run for 4 hours in.

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On a brighter note, there are these beautiful daffodils lining the streets everywhere here.

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Mom was saying that daffodils will forever remind her of Boston now. Me too.

 

I’ll have a quick little post up pre race tomorrow with a big Pro Compression GIVEAWAY. Yahoo!

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Comments

  1. 1
    Mary Ann says:

    Wishing you ALL the BEST! Enjoy every step , every moment, every memory.

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    Tracy Levine says:

    So excited for you Kristin…and happy your Mom is there having a great time too. What special memories you two will share together. I’ll be thinking and praying for you tomorrow. You will do amazing and I can’t wait to hear a recap later. Best wishes :)

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    Kathy says:

    This is so great to enjoy with your mom…………I sooo wish my mom would fly. She is deathly afraid and will not fly anywhere thus, the fun trips usually don’t happen. I mean neither of us have time to drive really far so we try to meet up at a hotel over night now and again.

    I hope to take trips and make these kind of memories with my girls when older!! Good Luck tomorrow….boo to the rain ~ hopefully it won’t be too bad.

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    Kim says:

    I’m glad that you and your mom are having such a great time! I will be thinking about you tomorrow and sending you pain-free vibes!!!

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    Sasha says:

    Looks like a great trip so far! I want to travel with you and your mom – so fun! Love that you get to share this with her. Will be thinking of you tomorrow. :)

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    Monica says:

    Have a great race! Enjoy the day, embrace every moment!

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    Best of luck today, have a fantastic race!!!!!

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    Jillian says:

    Have a most FABULOUS race today and enjoy every moment!!! I’ll be cheering from heartbreak. :)

  10. 10

    Your eggs look a lot like how I like mine! Bring on all the crushed red pepper! :)

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    Kanoelani says:

    Good luck Kristin! You’ll rock this race!! Looks like so much fun :) . Yay for you!!

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    I’ve been tracking you this morning! You’re doing awesome! Finish Strong!

  13. 13

    Ah Kristin, such a nice time for you & mom. I hope you cherish it & I know you will – the time for the race does not matter – this other stuff is what matters. :)

  14. 14

    Looks like an awesome trip. Hope your race was great too.

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    Lacey says:

    Congrats on your race!!! It was so great to meet you and your mom yesterday. Definitely one of my favorite parts of my trip! Thanks for always having a positive, inspiring, and entertaining outlook on running and life!!

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