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More Cowbell


Monday (4/18):
26.2 Race (Boston Marathon, 3:32:25, 8:07 Pace)

Tuesday (4/19):
Rest – Driving

Wednesday (4/20):
Rest – Driving

Thursday (4/21):
3 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 28:04, 9:22 Pace)
1 Hr Yoga

Friday (4/22):
45 Mins Yoga

5 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 44:27, 8:54 Pace)

Saturday (4/23):

8 Miles Easy (‘Hood, 1:07:45, 8:29 Pace)

Just wanted to share with you all some of the sweet Boston items I got while we were there.

Cowbells baby! The Boston one was in my gear bag. The Niketown cowbell Rob and I received for dancing while on the escalator. Apparently our moves are worthy of a cowbell. That or they gave it to us to we would shake our cowbell instead of dancing.




Water bottle

Pilsner Glass

Boston Mug 🙂

I also added to my Starbucks mug collection. 🙂

I’ve gotten in some easy runs in the neighborhood and two yoga sessions. Each day I’m feeling less sore. I was telling my friends that I haven’t felt this worked since my first marathon. After 2010 Chicago Marathon, I had my heels on and was out and about later that day. After Boston I looked like a dancer in thriller with only half of my body still working. I’m so glad to feel the soreness fading and the easy runs allow me to daydream and soak in how amazing the Boston Marathon was. Like every marathon, the experience becomes a part of me, but Boston had that extra level of feeling, like being a part of history.


So Great To Be Back!

I completely under estimated the time it would take to blog while in the midst of traveling and running the marathon, so I will try to catch up. The morning after the marathon we spent a few hours in Boston before getting back on the road. We even got to take more pictures with the oldest fire station.

When we got on the road, we had no real destination. Of course, home, but we wouldn’t make it in one day. It felt a bit adventurous to not know where we would end up. While on the road I want to say that Connecticut and Pennsylvania are beautiful states! We finally settled on staying at a Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls that overlooked a river with falls. The room was very nice and we had a view of the falls. The food unfortunately was bland. I would suggest finding other locations for dining, but definitely this is a great place to stay.

On the drive home we took an hour out of our way to get new toys! It would have been great at the start of the weekend, but we couldn’t find the exact one I wanted. I’m so excited to use it to blog, keep up one everyone and read books like my first one Kara Goucher’s Running for Women.

The side trip meant we got home later that night and I found out that my girls Amanda and Abby had decorated the house! They had checked with Rob to make sure we would be back and did all of the decorating in the crazy wind. Thanks girls!!!!! You are so awesome!!

They even chalked the sidewalk!

It says Chrischine!!! 😀

A couple pics in the daylight.