I’m going to Boston!

Oh my!  I can’t even begin to describe how much this post title is making me giggle.  Probably too much.  I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to laugh at your own jokes.  Especially when you’re sitting by yourself, with only the computer as an audience.  It is true though.  I AM going to Boston, and I DO plan on running a race while I’m there.  It’s just not THE race. 

Jason and I are planning a big summer vacation to New England.  I’m from Colorado.  Jason’s from Florida, and we live in California.  Neither one of us has seen much of the Northeast.  Our vacation plans are threefold: the city (Boston), the country (North Woodstock/White Mountain National Forest), and the beach (Ogunquit). 

While in Boston we will celebrate Memorial Day with Boston’s Run to Remember.  I’m so excited I can hardly wait!  (For the vacation, not the race.  Okay, the race should be fun too.)

And since I’ve been such a blogger slacker, here’s a quick update on other fitness related topics:

The training. I have decided to take it easy and (maybe) train for the San Francisco Marathon.  The whole marathon.  I love the idea of “taking it easy” and training for a marathon at the same time.  Really what I mean is I’ve decided to put pace on hold after the Benicia Run for Education this coming Sunday.  I’m going to ratchet back the intensity and start to build up mileage. 

I feel like this is what my body is asking for right now.  Some long, slow, low pressure runs.  Depending on how that goes I might sign myself up for a full marathon.

The cross training.  I tried this thing called The Dailey Method yesterday.  I would describe it as a cross between pilates, yoga and strength training.  I give it two thumbs up for effectiveness (my quads, abs and triceps are sore today), and a couple of toes for residing in Benicia!

The trainers. Remember how I was going to console myself with a pair of trail running shoes?  Well, I changed my mind.  I decided that strapping two bricks onto my feet before a run wasn’t going to help anyone feel better about anything.   I bought these instead.  They’re brown, and so are trails.  Close enough.  (Check out how well they fit into “nature.”)

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