Scenes from the Saturday and Looking Back on Swimming…

Thank you to everyone for the comments on my St. Patrick’s Day Weekend party conundrum. I ended up being able to balance celebrating AND running (both days, yay!) this past weekend. I did receive a few phone calls and texts asking where I was, but I was really happy that I was able to get in a beautiful run along the river with some DetermiNation New England Runners, volunteer at the Multisport World Expo, make cupcakes and then enjoy a few brews.

Saturday morning was kicked off with a 5.3 mile run along the Charles River. Unfortunately my photos didn’t capture the beautiful early spring weather as I had hoped, but I’m sharing them with you guys anyways.

We finished the run just before 9am, 5.32 miles in 49:58/9:23 pace. It was just what I needed, a nice easy run and a chance to catch up with Katy! Still sweaty from the run, I sprinted back to the car and drove over to the Zeiger Sports complex at MIT to volunteer for at the Multisport World Expo.

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The Picture Perfect Lunch Time Run

I’m fortunate enough to work in an office building that offers me one of the best views in the entire city of Boston. Some days it’s a total tease because quite frankly, I would much rather be outside reading a book on the beach, running, going for a walk, etc. Other days, I get to see crazy weather patterns, gigantic ships and planes come in, there really is never a dull moment from my seat. I know I’m lucky to have this awesome seat, and it gives me the chance to gauge the weather and plan my lunch time runs accordingly.

This past Wednesday was no exception. It’s been a busy week, I easily could have sat at my desk and plowed through work, all the while looking outside longingly, wishing I had just gone outside. Well, it was so picture perfect that I couldn’t resist a run, so I went for it. I completed my favorite lunch time run, my Financial District-North End-Charlestown loop. Since it was such a beautiful day, I decided to take my camera along. It’s one of my favorite runs in the city of Boston, and I figured it was time to share all of the historical landmarks and gorgeous views I soak in throughout my run. It really helps motivate me when I’m struggling through a tough run, I just take a break, look around and say to myself, “wow, I’m reallllly freaking lucky”

Lunch Time Charlestown Navy Yard Loop
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Heading out on the run down State St

Running through Christopher Columbus Park, absolutely gorgeous

Running through the North End/Waterfront Area, no suit for me! Just running clothes 🙂

Hellllo Zakim Bridge!

Running over the North Washington bridge into Charlestown

Running on the Freedom Trail!

Running past Old Iron Sides

Marine's displaying combat vehicles for Marine Week Boston

Ugly construction in Charlestown

What's around the'll just have to wait and see...

My favorite view of the city!!!

Running over a dock, NO BIG.

Pretty awkward extended arm pic while running, but I had to!

Dogs running around in the dog park, I think there were at LEAST 3 bulldogs there!

Back over North Washington Bridge, heading back into Bean town

Running along North Washington St, just steps away from the Garden. Go Celtics, GO BRUINS!

I hate this little narrow sidewalk, it's impossible when this area of the city is flooded with tourists

Hanover St, my old home!

The Greenway and the financial district

Heading back to the office...

The Old State House...Almost there!

Back to 53 State St, and back to my desk