Monday, April 28, 2014

Boston Marathon Weekend

I know you are all waiting to hear about my race but honestly that was not he highlight, it was truly an amazing weekend: friends, food and running. Honestly the weekend was much more important and fun than the race (more on that tomorrow).

Friday: As we had done in the past we flew in early Friday as usual and after a quick lunch we hit the expo and wow it was already crazy on Friday. I of course hit up the marathon gear and bought a shirt for O and my jacket.

After the expo we got our scarf and blessing at Old South Church. Check out this great scarf project! Then of course dinner...gluten free pizza, yum!


Saturday: Busy day! Matt and I took a walk to watch some of the other BAA races then walked through the Memorial. Wow, what an emotional exhibit. It was amazing to see the support worldwide and knowing how runners are united everywhere.

Shoes left at the 2013 marathon as a memorial to the bombing victims.
Then lunch and best salad I have ever had! Vlora Boston had a great vegetarian/vegan/gluten free menu and options for meat eaters too. Kale salad with beets and squash, yum! Then my weekend highlight, look who I met! Listening to him talk was great, he is real and shared so much about how he perseveres through tough runs and mentally survives tough races.
Meb!! 
Saturday was our group John Kelley run!


Sunday: The day to relax, hit the expo for the 2nd time and get my KT tape and arm sleeves that I thought I'd need for race day, wow was I wrong! On my way back I walked past the finish line and it was eerily quiet as everyone soaked in the emotions and memories of past races.

Next up amazing lunch with friends, another Boston gluten free recommendation, Davio. The best gluten free gnocchi I've ever had and they were so knowledgeable about the food and able to adapt to diet needs. Then an evening to relax, fuel up for marathon Monday and attempt to sleep as the guy in the room next door thought having loud conversations on speaker phone was a great idea at 1am! I bet he was sorry at 5am when I was watching TV and getting ready to go!

9 comments:

  1. I love that shirt! Can't wait to hear more:)

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  2. Sounds like a fantastic weekend!

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  3. Sounds like an amazing weekend! Can't wait to hear about the race!

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  4. Love that shoe exhibit! What a great weekend, looking forward to the rest of your race re-cap!!!

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  5. I've got to get to the expo one year! That salad sounds amazing! Congrats on the race! Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

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  6. Dear Boston is one of my favorite exhibits I have ever been to! Can't wait to hear more!!

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  7. Sounds like an awesome (and yummy) weekend- can't wait to hear about the race!

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  8. Hi Marathon Mom, I found your blog via a Google Blog Search. I was a Marathon Scarf Project scarfmaker and volunteer. I don’t know if you've been able to connect with your scarfmaker but if you're interested in learning more about what went into the project you can read about it at my blog:
    https://curiousthreads.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/dear-runners/
    Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you for that link, I will check it out! It is such an amazing thing all the scarf makers did.

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