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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day One in Boston + Running Boston in the Morning!

We made it to Boston safely, long story to come later! I am just glad that I am here and was able to have a fantastic pre-race day. My day started with a nice run a long the bay with Miss. Lacey Nicole herself!! She was so sweet to drive out to south Boston and run an easy 3 mile run with me this morning. Our run was so nice, it was a bit windy on the coast but the shore was beautiful and my legs felt GREAT!

After our run we walked to a local cafe called, Cranberry Cafe. and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. I had an egg white, tomato, and cheese sandwich with a cup of BANANA HAZELNUT Coffee:)

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Lacey was as sweet as she comes off on her blog. I love meeting fellow bloggers, we always have sooo much to chat about and have so much in commen. We are going to meet up again before I leave, I can’t wait!

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After breakfast we went downtown to hit up the Boston Expo. It was a MAD house! I was soooo overwhelmed, I had a bunch of samples(too many) but loved all the wonderful running gear! I loaded up on all the free Larabars, Clifbars, and gels! Christina and I had a lot of sampling everything.

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I already crossed the finish line!

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After the expo we went to the best Pizza joint ever for a bit of a snack while on our walk downtown! The Upper Crest was soo good, I ate about 1/2 of this huge slice of pizza.

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Around town….

Cheers Bar

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I want all of these flowers!

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Waiting for the public transportation, loved that we could WALK everywhere!

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After our long walk around town seeing all the beautiful historic images of Boston we went to the oldest Irish Pub in Boston, “The Black Rose”. They had live Irish music and the place was packed. Such a wonderful place to have a pre-race meal.

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I ordered the “Seafood Basket”, salmon, shrimp,scallops, and some other kind of fish, with a baked potato and broccoli. It was ok I only finished half it was a little too buttery.

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I am currently getting everything ready for tomorrows race, I have to leave to get on the bus at 6am which means I need to get up at 5am and eat a nice big breakfast. I can’t wait for tomorrow, I am really nervous but super excited. After the race we are going to a nice Italian restaurant to celebrate the race and my birthday, and then we are headed to the AFTER PARTY!!! I am loving Boston I can’t wait for the rest of the week!

Check out the race outfit for tomorrow(I will be layering up of course). My mom had this shirt made me at the Nike store today:)

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The next time you hear from me I will be celebrating and have a wonderful race report to share (I hope)!!!! If you want to track me on the Boston website my bib number is 9864!

25 comments:

ttfn300 said...

GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!! i'll keep my eyes out for ya around fenway... but i can't promise anything :)

A Toronto girl out West said...

I'm SERIOUSLY excited for you!!!! Good luck tomorrow, sleep well, and here's to a PB! :o)

Gooooo you!!! lol

Pearl said...

good luck tomorrow dear! you're going to do great and i'll keep track of your bib! and sending you cheers throughout the race!

RunToFinish said...

oh I love the shirt!! i know you were trying to figure out what to do!!

so fun that you met Lacy, she is fun!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Meghann said...

AHHH!!!! I'm so excited for you!! Good luck! I can not wait to read the post race report :)

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Michelle said...

Good luck tomorrow!!! And happy birthday! :)

Meg said...

Good luck and Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a fabulous pre-race day!

RunningLaur said...

Good luck good luck good luck!!!
And happy birthday tomorrow!

Kristie Lynn said...

Buena suerte! I'm so excited for you! The t-shirt your mom made you is so cute :)

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

GOOD LUCK!!! So excited for you. Can't wait to hear how everything goes! Happy Birthday!

bettyspaghetti said...

Good Luck tomorrow!! I know you are going to do great! I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear all the details about it! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Mica said...

Best of luck tomorrow! You're going to look awesome in your shirt. (Go Mom!)

Moran said...

WOW I AM SO EXCITED!!
Good luck Bobbi!! You will do GREAT!

eatingbender said...

YES YES YES!! I am so happy for you!! I'm sending but nothing but positive energy your way and will be thinking of you all day tomorrow. Can't wait to hear how everything turns out!!

runsarah said...

GOOD LUCK!! You will do awesome. I love your outfit too!!

Leah @ simply fabulous now said...

I cannot wait to hear your Boston recap!!

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

bobbi i wanted to let you know that i have the boston marathon website browser open and i will be updating and tracking you all day while im at work :)))) good luck you animal!!!

Sammie said...

We were at the Expo Sunday - wasn't it a blast? The city was definitely jammed packed with runners.
Good luck, I can't wait to hear the recap.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I love your t-shirt.

Denise said...

Good luck and happy birthday!

aNd! said...

Love the shirt and how cool to be doing it on your birthday!

healthy ashley said...

HOW EXCITING!

We are all cheering you on RIGHT NOW! Good luck and happy birthday!!!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Bobbi,
So sorry about all the flight fiascoes, but you're totally running the Boston Marathon right now. Can't wait for a race recap!!!

Cute race shirt...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY. :)

Lacey Nicole said...

YOU GOT YOUR bday-marathon SHIRT!!!! i can't believe it, WAY TO GO MOMMY BOBBI! heh! i'm about to post pics from volunteering this morning. you are the BOMBBBBB! i loved meeting up with you and am super excited for tomorrow :) HAPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

I know I never comment but I love your blog (promise I'll start commenting) but I tracked you all day and beyond impressed! Congrats and Happy Birthday :)

MyRunningJourney said...

New to your blog (found you through another blog).. LOVE the shirt!