Phew! Thursday already? Where did the time go this week?

Things have been hectic to say the least. Since I took Monday off to watch the marathon, I’ve been swamped at work trying to catch up on a missed day. The week is flying by, so I really can’t complain. Here’s some Thursday Thoughts:

  • I’m so inspired to run the Boston Marathon. Every year I watch the marathon I say to myself and others, “I’m going to run that race next year!” I tried to get in with a charity that I’ve always wanted to run for this year and was denied — they had over 100 applications for 7 bibs. Normally, it’s really not that hard to find a bib for the marathon. Lots of charities are always looking for runners. This year, people were begging to get in. Maybe next year? If not, I’ll be spectating again. I can’t miss this race.

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  • Watching the elite runners was incredible. Simply incredible.

118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

  • Speaking of marathons, I got into the Chicago Marathon! Looks like I’m headed to Chicago for my fall marathon this year. I am really excited to get going on training. I’m feeling much stronger now than I did going into marathon training last year. Just crossing my fingers that my body holds up. Anyone from Chicago/anyone who has run the Chicago Marathon have any tips?

2014 Chicago Marathon

  • Boston has been pretty friggin’ gorgeous lately. This was the view from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir yesterday morning. #nofilter

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

  • Wegman’s opens in Chestnut Hill on Sunday!!! I have been anxiously waiting for the day when the new Wegman’s finally opens and it’s almost here! I’ve never been to a Wegmans (we don’t have them in the Albany NY area) but everything I hear about them is that they’re like a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s all mixed into one. So pumped.
  • I can’t stop eating this meal. There’s just something about the White Beans and Shrimp from the Runner’s World Cookbook. It’s even better as leftovers the next day.

shrimp and white beans

Readers: What’s on your mind today?

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Grateful — 118th Boston Marathon

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Today, I am grateful. Grateful that I spent my weekend with friends and family, both the 2-legged and the 4-legged kind. Grateful for my health and my ability to run. Especially grateful for beautiful weather and a beautiful city on Marathon weekend. Boston was absolutely vibrating with love and excitement for today’s race. I ran […]

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118th Boston Marathon Events

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It’s here! Boston Marathon weekend is here! This is my favorite weekend of the year. The weather is finally starting to cooperate, my city is overrun with my favorite people – runners, and the energy is contagious. There are a lot of events happening throughout the city this weekend. If you’re in town to run, […]

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1 Year Later

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In the weeks and months following last year’s Boston Marathon, whenever I saw out-of-town friends or visited somewhere outside of Boston, the first thing someone asked me was either, “How are you doing?” or “That whole thing is crazy. I’m so glad you’re okay.” Me too. To be honest, I’m lucky. Very, very lucky that […]

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Jerry Remy’s Athlete’s Menu

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As an athlete and health-conscious eater, it can sometimes be hard to find healthy meal options at the various sports bars around Boston. In a healthy and fit city such as Boston, you would think this wouldn’t be so hard. Insert Jerry Remy’s, one of the Fenway neighborhood’s great sports bars (I mean, you can […]

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Weekly Workouts {3.31 – 4.6}

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Last week’s workouts were a little rough. I was still recovering from the prior weekend’s half marathon and I was feeling all around exhausted. I took a couple set-back workouts to try to shake some of the fatigue. It worked and am feeling a lot better and stronger this week. I often have a hard […]

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WIAW #67: Long Time No See {What I Ate Wednesday}

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Has it really been over a month since my last true What I Ate Wednesday? Honestly, I have a hard time remembering to take photos of everything I eat. I don’t know how food bloggers do it. But, since it’s been a while, I figured now was as good a time as any to join […]

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