• Marathon Recap and Garlicky Pinto Beans

    April 20, 2009

    Reese, the beagle, knows exactly how I feel after today’s marathon excitement: exhausted and ready to snooze on the couch! But, first, I want to share some photos from the big race, so here’s a bunch from the day. 

    Downtown Boston, near Mass Ave, was packed with spectators! 

    As soon as the first runners came through, the crowds erupted into non-stop cheering! 

    We saw the women’s elite runners around mile 25. I was routing so hard for Kara Goucher (in the pink top). I wish she had won! 

    The men’s winner, Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga, followed behind the women just a few minutes later. He was hauling ass up that hill! 

    The pack of runners followed a little while later. 

    Runners turning onto Boylston Street… almost done! 

    The finish line is right around the corner! 


    Tonight’s dinner was a quickie recipe from Real Simple. I swear you can’t go wrong with a fast and easy recipe from Real Simple, especially when you’re not at all in the mood to cook! For dinner, I had Garlicky Pinto Beans with a big salad packed full of veggies. 

    I’m feeling lazy tonight, so I didn’t snap a picture of my dinner– instead I borrowed one from the Real Simple website. 😳

    I’m off to get organized for the work week– at least it’s only 4 days! G’night, guys! 

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    Brandi April 20, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    fun! you got some good pics 🙂 enjoy your night!


    Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    that dish looks great. LOVE Real Simple recipes 😉

    looks like you had a fun day!!!


    Kara April 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    So cool that you got to see the marathon! Woohoo for a 4 day work week!


    Marissa April 20, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    That marathon looks like it was busy!


    Run Sarah April 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    How fun, I would have loveto see the Boston marathon one day!


    Erin April 20, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I love that picture of your dog, he looks awesome!
    What a fun day, and that dinner looks right up my alley.


    VeggieGirl April 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    FAAABULOUS race photos, dinner, and Reese 🙂


    K April 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    That looks like a blast! It would be so exciting to see the marathon in action!!


    meg April 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Love all the marathon excitement! Thanks for sharing the pictures!


    Alison April 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Those beans look wonderful! Glad the marathon was fun. Wish I could see it.


    Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Great pics!! I happened upon the Chicago marathon one year, and the energy was electric! The beans look amazing too 🙂
    Would you be willing to do a short dinner post for a new feature on my blog, Guests for Dinner? Let me know! Thanks!


    Jess M April 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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    Pearl April 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    oh what cool photos of the race! how EXCITING!


    Sharon April 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, what awesome pictures!
    That is so amazing! I wish I was there!


    Help Meghan Run April 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hey that looks like so much fun! I love cheering people on during marathons 🙂

    Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
    www. HelpMeghanRun .com


    Christy April 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Your picture of the pot of beans was WAY better than Real Simple’s! 😉


    Leanne April 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I’ve never read Real Simple, but all of the recipes you use from there seem great!


    Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 21, 2009 at 2:06 am

    I was also cheering for Kara via the net! Too bad she didn’t win.. she looked really disappointed in the end.

    By the way, do you have a recap somewhere about how you felt after your 30 day yoga challenge?? Notice any changes in your bod? Sorry if I’ve missed it somewhere!


    tami April 21, 2009 at 7:24 am

    awesome pictures. I was screaming for Kara and I am SCREAMING for her to pick it up but it just wasn’t mean to be. That picture if great, was that right after she threw off her gloves


    Lauren April 21, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I watched the elite runners come through Kenmore! Merga – astoundingly – did not look like he had just run 25 miles. Unbelievable.


    Rose April 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Wow… what an event! Very cool.


    Sarah April 21, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Cute beagle picture! I took my dog out walking on Saturday and check out her exhausted look: http://seesaraheat.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/tired-dog/

    Haha, great marathon recap and love the beans, I had beans for dinner last night too!


    Erin F. April 21, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I love the pics of the elites! That’s the one downfall to running the marathon – you miss all the excitement and have no idea who wins until much later. It was a great day to run and I’m so glad the rain held off!! Congrats to the other runners!


    RK April 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Love the marathon pics – Kara Goucher is from my home state (MN) 🙂 We are all very proud here! I also loved the picture of Reese. I have a beagle named Sally and I absolutely love beagles!!


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