• Ten Pleasant Miles

    December 31, 2010

    Happy New Years Eve!! I hope you have some fun plans this evening to ring in 2011! :mrgreen:

    Classic photo of us.

    Tonight, Mal and I are going out to dinner together and then celebrating the new year at a friend’s house party, where I will not play flip cup with champagne.

    Worst idea ever.

    Breakfast

    This morning, Mal and I had our final training run with our TNT team. The majority of our team is running the Disney Marathon & Half Marathon next weekend, so Mal and I will do our last long run by ourselves next weekend.

    Before meeting everyone, I fueled-up with peanut butter and banana on a toasted waffle.

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    We were completely out of bread-like foods (i.e. sliced bread, frozen waffles, English muffins, Sandwich Thins), so I added some Peanut Butter Puffins to breakfast.

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    After breakfast, Mal and I drove to South Boston to meet our team. Our coach explained the route and we headed right out.

    We started today’s run like many others: D Street to South Station to Boston Common.

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    But, instead of running by the Charles River, we continued on Beacon Street.

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    I love that many of the homes were still decorated for the holidays!

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    Around Mile 4, we reached Kenmore Square.

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    At Kenmore, the Disney folks turned around and headed back to the store, but Mal and I continued down Comm Ave. until we hit Pleasant Street.

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    At Pleasant Street, we turned around and ran back to the store. It was 5 miles each way.

    • Mile 1: 9:14
    • Mile 2: 9:19
    • Mile 3: 9:08
    • Mile 4: 9:17
    • Mile 5: 9:38 <— Gu
    • Mile 6: 9:28
    • Mile 7: 9:13
    • Mile 8: 9:19
    • Mile 9: 8:44 <— Taylor Swift
    • Mile 10: 9:08

    Total: 1:32:33

    Evan was totally right about Taylor Swift. (He tweeted me a bunch of song recommendations last night.) Taylor’s music is awesome for running! I cruised on Mile 9 when her song came on my iPod! :-D

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    Lunch

    At home, I refueled with a big bowl of Greek yogurt with quiona and fresh raspberries mixed in. Greek yogurt + quiona = fantastic combo.

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    I also drank an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.

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    Happy New Year’s Eve!!! :mrgreen:

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    Alaina December 31, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    You are really killing on your runs :-) I know you’ll do a fantastic job at the marathon!

    Happy New Year!!

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    Pure2raw twins December 31, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Congrats on the run!! And hope you guys have a wonderful New Years!!

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    Hannah December 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Ooh, it’s like a snack plate breakfast! Fun! And Happy New Year… it’s alreayd been 2011 for 13.5 hours here in Australia, and I can tell you it already looks to be a good year :D

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    Jennifer (Savor) December 31, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Happy New Year’s Tina! Was in Boston earlier and you popped into my mind – love the new look, hope you come on over to visit the blog AND that I see you soon!

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    jassy January 1, 2011 at 4:53 am

    happy new year! :)

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    aubrey King January 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

    i just got a forerunner 305 for christmas! I am so excited to use it. I hope my knee gets better soon.

    I am so jealous of that bowl of puffins. I love love love puffins.

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    Nina January 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    My parents apartment building is the one with the red door in your picture from your run!!!! Such a small world!

    Good luck with the training….you guys are going to have an awesome marathon!

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