Happy Sunday! Today I’m writing to you from Boston. I’m here this weekend to run the Run to Remember Half Marathon. As you’re reading this, I’m back on the train to CT. It wasn’t a super long trip but I was happy to get out of CT for a few days!
This week was actually great! I felt pretty much back to normal and all of my workouts went pretty well. I probably could have squeezed in one more strength workout, but I’m happy with what I was able to accomplish.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, May 20
Tabata Spinning Class (20 minutes) + Strength Training (20 minutes).
My first class after taking a few days off due to my summer cold. This was the perfect workout to ease back into things.
Tuesday, May 21
Low Impact Spinning Class (20 minutes) + 3 mile run.
Still taking it easy, but decided to get in a run. Overall, it went well.
Wednesday, May 22
Boot Camp (60 minutes)
I love when the instructor sets up a bunch of different stations for us to use during class. I always feel like I get a true full body workout!
Thursday, May 23
4 mile run.
Got my run down nice and early before tackling a busy day. Since I was taking Friday off from work, I wanted to make sure I finished up a few projects.
Friday, May 24
Tabata Spinning Class (45 minutes).
Woke up early and I was able to fit in this class before catching the train up to Boston. We arrived in Boston around 1, grabbed lunch, checked into the hotel and then walked over to the Expo. It was a pretty chill day.
Saturday, May 25
I spent some of the day walking around Boston, including meeting up with Michelle for brunch, but also made sure to rest my legs for the race! Here are some photos from my walking adventure:
Sunday, May 26
Boston’s Run to Remember Half Marathon (13.5 miles according to my watch).
Half Marathon #40; State #13 (I miscalculated and this was actually my 40th half, not Delaware last month).
Race recap coming on Tuesday!
Total Weekly Mileage: 20.5 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 3 spinning class and 2 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – A
I finally completed the Ride Tabata with Robin training program. It took me 6 weeks vs 4 to complete due to allergies and a cold, but at least I finished! I have to say that I think my endurance is better on the bike after completing the program, which is exactly what I wanted. I will do a separate blog post about the training program and what I liked/disliked. In other Peloton news, I’ll be completing my 100th in a few days. I’m so excited! I’m going to take a live class from my bike so I just need to decide which one I want to take.
June is a pretty busy work travel month for me so I’m going to enjoy next week as my last normal week before all of the craziness, lol.
Before logging off, allow me to share this photo which provided me with endless laughs this week. I have no clue what race this is from, but this is one of the best race signs I’ve seen!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Congrats on finishing your 40th half! I hope you had nice weather for it (it looks nice, anyway). 13.5 though — Oops!
It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been in Boston. Despite the fact that my husband grew up in Wellesley, he just isn’t a fan of big cities. But Boston is a great city!
Thanks Judy! Yeah, the course was definitely long (I checked with a few other runners too). That was a bummer!
Deborah Brooks says
How fun that you and Michelle got to meet up! Glad you are feeling better and congratulations on your half. Look forward to reading all about it
I was so happy to see Michelle and it was great to catch up!
Looks like such a fun trip! I love that you can take a train to travel all over the NE. Congrats on half #40! I’m looking forward to the recap.
That’s the best thing about NE – I love Amtrak! I hate dealing with the crazy traffic on 1-95 and then also hotel charge so much money to park, so Amtrak is the way to go. Especially this time because I scored buy one get one free tickets!
Kimberly Hatting says
I saw that sign all over FB and Insta last week 😉 Totally made me laugh! Boston looks like a fascinating city….did you get a chance to hit up the bar Cheers? I’ve heard it’s not that big of a landmark, but I”d still want to see it. Your pics look fun, and I’m jealous you got to hang with Michelle. Looking forward to hearing more about the race! Thanks so much for supporting the WRD 😉
That meme gave me unlimited laughs this week, LOL.
Sadly, I didn’t 🙁 Boston is pretty spread out so I would need to go back there another time to explore a different section.
I was so happy to see Michelle – I haven’t seen her in almost a year!
Congrats on half #40! Quite an accomplishment. I will look forward to reading the race report. I had to smile when I read your title. My niece (who is from Boston) uses that same expression! Love the sign about qualifying for Boston! Hahahahah!
Thanks so much Laurie! I am glad that you liked the title of this post – I was hoping that someone would get it, lol.
That meme for Boston has made me laugh way too many times this past week.
40 half marathons?! wow!!! Congrats- that is amazing!
Thanks so much Melissa!
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
Congrats on 40! I have a sign in my basement by my treadmill from Boston a few years ago – it says “Wicked Hahd – but you got this!” It always brings a smile to my face when I read it 🙂
LOL that sign sounds awesome!
Yay for feeling better and having fun in Boston! It’s such a great city. Congrats on finishing the tabata program and almost hitting 100! That sign is funny. 😛
Thanks so much Coco!
Zenaida Arroyo says
I think that sign is HILARIOUS!!! I should hire Lori to get me a BQ. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the race in Boston.
LOL right?! So funny!
Black Knight says
Glad you are feeling better. Congrats on your 40th half. I have run only 30 half, the last in 2011. Beautiful photos.
Thanks so much.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
40 half marathons is amazing! Congrats again!
It was great seeing you! Can’t wait to catch up again in Chicago!
Thanks so much Michelle! See you in October! 🙂
Congrats on your 40th half! I confess: I have no idea who the person on that sign is.
Thanks! The women on the sign is Lori Loughlin. She got caught up in a scandal a few weeks ago. She’s been caught up in a college admissions bribery scandal – it’s pretty bad!
Janell MCKinney says
WOW 40 halfs thats great! Def a huge LOL at the Boston poster. Unfortunatly there is already a lot of cheating involved for some who quality for Boston.
Thanks Janell! Ugh, that’s so true about Boston. I’ll never qualify but I always feel horrible for people who do qualify but still can’t run due to cheats.
Chris Tiley says
40 half marathon! That’s fantastic, congratulations. Looks like it was a great event to bring in your 40th.
Thanks so much Chris!
40 half marathons! What an accomplishment! That half looked like a great one to be the 40th, it’s almost better your count was wrong, ha!
Glad your workouts are feeling good and you are feeling back on track! Amazing job this week!
Haha I agree with you – I’m glad that my count was off because this was a great race for #40!
Liz Dexter says
A great week! I have no idea how many halves I’ve done, I think I’ve only done Birmingham 7 or 8 times then Coventry, but not sure! Looking forward to the race recap and love your pics.
Thanks so much Liz, and congrats on your marathon finish this weekend!
Sandra D Laflamme says
Wow! 40 half marathons! That is impressive. You must have had a great weekend in Boston! The weather was so beautiful all weekend!
thanks so much Sandra!
You’re not kidding! That was a great week! Well done!
I’m sure it feels good to be feeling better and getting through these workouts more easily, especially after all the allergies and grossness.
Congratulations on #40!
Thanks so much Jenn!