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Half at the Hamptons Training–Week 5 (And Restaurant Reviews)

by Alaina on January 2, 2012 · 5 comments

Wow, 2012 is already here. I’m feeling a lot of great things are going to happen this year! I hope for a great 2012 for you guys!! Smile

Again, another week and more running behind me.

Monday: Working 7-3, then Trilogy night!
Tuesday: Got up super early for house hunting, then worked 2-10
Wednesday: 3.83 miles @ 35 minutes @ 9:09 pace
Thursday: 3.5 mile tempo run @ 31 minutes @ 8:58 pace
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: Long run with the Garmin – 8 miles @ 1:17 @ 9:34 pace
Sunday: Working 7-3, then CAH-rashed early

Week mileage: 15.33
Total mileage: 75.30

The run on Saturday was amazing! I just ran and ran until my Garmin reached 8 miles. The weather was chilly and overcast, aka: perfect!

And a few small restaurant reviews:

Boston Burger Company

Last week David discovered a new burger place in Davis Square, so obviously, we had to try it.


The restaurant itself is small, but spaced well. They have a large selection of burgers to choose from as well as beer and wine. We started out with a bowl of sweet potato fries.


I really enjoyed these because they weren’t overly sweet or too salty. The only problem was that there was no ketchup on the table and had to ask a server to get some. Have to have ketchup with fries!

For my burger, I decided on the build-your-own. I’m super simple when it comes to my burgers: lettuce, onion, pickles, cheese and ketchup please! I asked for it to be cooked medium. It came a bit on the well side, but not too bad. David had asked for medium rare and it came out much more on the well side.


The side of baked beans was really watery and not my favorite. But I did like the home-style potato chips on the side!

Overall: Burgers were tasty but nothing too special.

Boston Burger Company is located in 37 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Boston Burger Company  on Urbanspoon

Max Brenner

New Years Day was such a nice day out that David met me after work and we walked the Back Bay and decided to have a bite at Max Brenner.


We sat at the bar which was very comfortable. The bartenders were nice, although it seemed scattered since we ordered drinks from one bartender and food from another. Didn’t really know who was taking care of us. To start, I had a Sam Adams Winter Lager.


The whole menu looked delicious; I ended up ordering the margarita pizza with added pepperoni.


I really enjoyed this pizza. It tasted fresh and I loved the thin crust. I ate it all, except for two pieces. David ordered the steak sandwich and his impression was that although tasty, it didn’t seem like it’s $16 worth of tasty. After he was done (and even after eating two of my pizza slices) he was still hungry.


He also had a cup of hot chocolate which was very rich and not too sweet. We both enjoyed it.

Overall: Food was tasty, but not impressionable. I would probably just stick to the chocolate.

Max Brenner is located at 745 Boylston Street.

Max Brenner on Urbanspoon

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle January 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

I’m sorry your first two dining experiences for 2012 weren’t the best. Hopefully you will find better eats as the year progresses!


2 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 4, 2012 at 1:04 am

Look at you, speed demon! Can I borrow some of your speed? Your pace for all your runs is my dream pace for my next race :)


3 melissanibbles January 4, 2012 at 5:09 am

Oh my Lord. Boston Burger Company is amazing. I’m sorry you didn’t like your burger that much. I’ve loved it every time I’ve gone and their sides are delicious. I want to try 5 Napkin soon though!


4 Alaina January 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’m actually super easy to please and my burger was certainly delicious, albeit messy! David wanted me to add in what his impression of the place was. He is not as easy to please. 😛

We are bigger fans of RF O’Sullivans though.


5 Tessa @ Amazing Asset January 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Boo I am sorry the places were less than stellar! At least you got those out of the way, no it’s time for tasty restaurants all of the time :)


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