Happy Memorial Day!
How has your weekend been? Mine has been amazing.
I didn’t end up taking pictures because our table was tucked into a dimly lit corner. We ended up ordering a couple dishes each and then sharing: garlic shrimp, goat cheese with marinara, fried Spanish cheese with sweet onion and honey, chicken croquettes, and chorizo with onions and sherry. And of course, a pitcher of sangria to share.
On Saturday, I ended up working a 12 to 8 shift. I had a quick breakfast with Lauren (delicious cereal bowl with yogurt, Kashi, raspberries, blackberries and granola) and then met my parents over at the Run to Remember expo to get our numbers. Myself, Lauren and my parents were running the 5 miler this year. Remember last year’s race? This one was so much better.
After work that night, I stayed with my parents at the hotel that is right at the starting line. I got a pretty good amount of sleep, except the last two hours I kept getting nervous knots. Not nervous about the race, but nervous that I would miss the wake up call! Didn’t happen though, thank goodness. We were up at 6:30 and ready to go to the race a little bit after 7 (the race started at 7:15).
Since I haven’t ran more than 3 miles in the last two months, I didn’t have any grand expectations for a PR at this race. I just wanted to get out there and have fun because it’s a really great course through downtown Boston.
And I have to say that I was very proud of my time, considering how much I haven’t been running. My pace was just under 10 minute miles, but I think the course was a bit long, which would have made my pace around 9:30. Sounds good to me!
Picture from Lauren’s phone
And I was SO surprised to run into my friend Mike, who I met in Ireland back in 2004 (he was there for school too and grew up near Boston). Such a small world and so good to see him!
For lunch after the race, Lauren and I headed to the Hingham Shipyard.
To drink I had the blueberry beer and for lunch I had the chicken pesto sandwich with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Our lunch took quite a bit to come out but we had such a good conversation going that we barely noticed. And the food was delicious! I loved my sandwich. The sweet potato fries that came with it were just OK.
And of course, we could not pass up going to Red Mango for dessert! It’s self serve!
I had a mix of pineapple and coconut topped with almond, pineapple, coconut and chocolate chips. I love tropical flavored frozen yogurt.
After our fun afternoon (Thank you for a great weekend Lauren! So glad to have you over), I headed to the house for the remainder of the day. I’ll update the page soon, but here’s where we are at with the progress.
How was your Memorial Day weekend? Today will be more time at the house. Have to use any good weather that we can get!