Ten Pleasant Miles

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! 😀

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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:

59 Comments

  1. 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 😀

  2. 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.

  3. 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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