Running for Boston

Good afternoon everyone. I’m telling you, I am loving this vacation thing. I always said I could never be a stay at home mom, but I’m starting to second guess my life decisions. Just kidding Nolan. ūüôā

As speculated I didn’t get a thing on my to-do list¬†accomplished¬†yesterday. I was up and dressed in my running gear by 9, but like most in the area I found myself entranced in the continuing news coverage of Monday’s event.

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It was 11 before I finally pulled myself away and I am so glad I did because it was such a beautiful day! I am so grateful for all this sunshine on my vacation!

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I headed to Cushing Park to run a few miles, my little tribute to Boston. The thoughts of these current events carried me through 5 miles. 
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It was so nice to clear my head and enjoy
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Only a true Irish can pull off a sunburn in April…..

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Please excuse my hot-post run face lol.

After running, I did some lite grocery shopping and spent the better part of the afternoon in the kitchen!

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I went a bit scone crazy, but once I got going, I just couldn’t stop! Thankfully my family (most of them anyway) always appreciates my scones. Some family members are still bitter about my past baking fails and still wont touch anything that comes out of my oven. ūüėČIMAG5278

I am hoping to be a bit more productive today…. but I’m not making any promises! Nolan’s going to the Bruins game tonight so I am on my own for dinner. What should I make???

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Unbelievable Day In Boston

Yesterday was a horrific day for everyone in Boston. As most Bostonian’s do on Patriots Day, I spent my morning outside, cheering on the Boston Marathon runners.

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I was at mile marker 16, only 10 miles from the finish line. It was a beautiful day outside and neither the runners nor the spectators could have imagined that the day would end like this. 

It absolutely blows my mind to think that something like this can happen. The rest of the afternoon/evening was pretty chaotic, as I proceeded to check on all of my friends, family members, and coworkers who were running and attending the race this year. Luckily, everyone was safe. My thoughts and prayers, along with everyone else in Boston are with the runners, and spectators who were affected.  

ESPECIALLY those who sacrificed so much this past year to train for this event and  were robbed of the opportunity to cross the finish line.

Krista made it to mile 20 before being stopped by police. Such an amazing accomplishment, and I know she would have finished if given the opportunity. Please read about her inspiring, emotional experience. 

Of course, Bostonian’s are¬†handling¬†this event appropriately.¬†

I am not going to dwell over this, because those responsible don’t deserve the publicity.

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After a long afternoon, it was nice to come home to a crock pot full of food. 

I used this recipe, and prepped it before I headed out for the day. 

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I’m pretty excited that¬†asparagus¬†is back in season. It’s up there with peppers as my favorite veggy!

**Side Note-Funny story: When I was in kindergarten, we made a class cookbook of our favorite foods. Some kids picked brownies, cookies, mac and cheese, and I had asparagus. What a weirdo. 

**Side Note #2 semi¬†inappropriate story-¬†Asparagus¬†only makes about 40% of people’s pee smell. It doesn’t effect me, but I’m told it can have a stinky effect on some people.

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I have a busy day ahead of me and a serious to-do list to tackle. 

                 TO-DO:

  • Go to the gym
  • Clean out car
  • Put away winter clothes/take out spring clothes
  • Take clothes to good will
  • Spend some time outside
  • Eat yummy food

Enjoy the day

Song of the Day:

Dirty Water- Standells