After last night’s shenanigans and waking up to cold, rainy weather, a number of reasons popped into my head for not running this morning. But, a running date with Anne, Elizabeth, and Ali motivated me to get my lazy (hungover) butt out of bed– and I’m so glad that I did.
Bright and early this morning, Anne and I drove to South Boston, where we met Elizabeth and Ali, for the start of our run. The four of us headed out for a rainy 6-mile run along The Boston HarborWalk, which is a network trails and walkways along the water.
The HarborWalk winds through the city’s waterfront neighborhoods and downtown area, stretching from Chelsea Creek to the Neponset River, through East Boston, Charlestown, North End, Downtown, South Boston and Dorchester. I didn’t realize it was so long! TWSS!
We ran about three miles to the edge of the North End and then looped back through the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It was such a pretty run (even in the rain) and a nice change from the Boston Common/Charles River route that I’ve been doing a lot lately.
After our run, we returned to Elizabeth’s condo for a fantastic brunch, which included mimosas, bagels, a berry tart, fruit salad with mozzarella and fresh basil, brie cheese, and red grapes. Elizabeth is the Hostess with the Mostess!
I helped myself to a little bit of everything. I swear, food tastes so much better after a run!
On the way home, Anne and I stopped at Marylou’s (obviously) for a couple post-run of iced coffees. (Iced coffee also tastes so much better after a run!) Anne was a huge fan of the Peanut Butter Wonderful flavor. I think we may have another Marylou’s fan!