Apr
18

Boston Bound

Thursday:
The Brentwood Breakfast Club celebrated Dave’s birthday with mustaches and mini sombreros.
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I made sure to drink tea from my Good Luck mug from Jenn!
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I have a weird quirk.  Before I go out of town I like for all of my laundry to do be done and I put clean sheets on my bed. Coming home to fresh bed is the best!
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Friday:
I arrived to the airport at 5am…eek!  My first stop after security, was Starbucks.
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And then there was a travel miracle…the seat beside me was empty!
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Jason was working in Chicago all week, and we reunited in Boston!  Seeing him and the finish line made it real.  The city is full of energy and I love it!
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We went to the expo for bib pickup and lots of shopping.
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HUGE THANK YOU to Ricky and Saucony for my Boston Kinvaras!!!!
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I’m exhausted in the most wonderful way!  It feels great to be checked in.  Next up: the BAA 5K!
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I know a bunch of folks are racing this weekend.  Share your race or long run!!!
Do you adjust your diet for race week?  I drink more water and add more carbs.
The race bag was full of fun goodies, but I’m a little skeptical about this one!  Have you guys tried it?  There’s a big trend of savory run nutrition.  I like mine to taste like frosting!
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#choosejoy

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  • http://theoldfellowgoesrunning.wordpress.com theoldfellowgoesrunning

    I can just imagine the buzz and the energy there must be in the city. This would be an amazing experience.
    As a fairly new runner, I’m just pumped just to follow you on this Boston adventure. I learn a lot through your posts.
    Thank you, and I wish you a tremendous race on Monday! :)
    ~Carl~

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      This is my first Boston Marathon so it’s all new for me! Thank you so much for all of your encouragement!

  • AmandaM

    Good luck at the 5k! It’s a beautiful morning in Boston – yay!!
    I saw a picture of someone promoting that Clif flavor and kind of gagged. I will NOT be trying it. Ha!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      And it says on the package to eat it during your workout…no way!!!

  • A different Jen

    So exciting! And I vote ewwww on the gel.

    Fundraiser ruck march today – 8 miles with a 35 pound backpack. Looks like beautiful weather.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I can’t imagine having to carry a pack…you rock!!

  • http://flyingfeetinfaith.wordpress.com Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

    So excited for you Jen!! Yay for an empty seat!! I def amp up the water and carbs as well. I’m in the process of marathon prep for next weekend!! I’ll see you in Nashville! So are you running two marathons in two within this week?!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m playing CMM by ear. I trained my group but I’m not officially pacing. I have no problem doing the half!

      • http://flyingfeetinfaith.wordpress.com Jess@Flying Feet In Faith

        I still hope to see you!! :-) it’s be super cool to really “meet” my blogger friends !!!

  • jennieci

    Good luck!

    Re: the new Clif product: from what I understand, it’s geared towards ultrarunners (I think Scott Jurek was involved in the product testing)– after hours on the trail, forcing another sugary Gu down can get old, so they’re trying to create products that are easy on the stomach and are as close to real food as possible. I’m currently training for a 50 miler will be trying these out on some training runs :)

  • http://motherhoodandmarathons.wordpress.com Molly@MotherhoodandMarathons

    Oh wow, the gel looks pretty gross. I also prefer sweet Gus and gels!

    I’m headed to the finish line at the carmel marathon today to see my sister finish, then I’ll squeeze in 7 or so miles during the kiddos nap time :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Some of my best friends are running Carmel! I hope your sister has a great race!

  • http://www.RUNNINGaroundmykitchen.com Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen

    So exciting! Have such a great weekend :) I am obsessed with clean sheets, I call it “clean sheet night” and I love it. I’m with you, I want sweet flavors for fuel….I could eat pizza three times a day over and over, but pizza in a gel form mid-run sounds gross!

  • http://twitter.com/TheFitFork The Fit Fork (@TheFitFork)

    Wow, the pizza gel . . . interesting, lol. I think I would rather just eat the pizza! Have a fantastic and fun race!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Me too and thank you!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/suzysuzyheather suzysuzyheather

    Oh, this brings me back! What a rush. I’m excited for you! My bff Lora and I ran it in 2010 and 2011 and she’s meeting me at Starbucks here in 45 minutes and we’re all decked out in our Boston gear for our long run. Good luck on Monday! Have SO much fun. Soak up every second.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It’s overwhelming in a wonderful way…thank you!!!

  • Tracy

    Good Luck! Enjoy your Boston experience!! Maybe after I’m 50 I’ll have a shot at qualifying ?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!!!

  • http://veggierunningmomma.wordpress.com Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA

    I didn’t know they made a trenta size.!? woahh. I always get the venti. haha. more than enough coffee
    Have a great Boston weekend :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I would pee all day and be way too wound up from a trenta!

  • Wendy

    I’m hunting for new bedding and yours is perfect! Can you share where you bought it?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It’s a combination from pottery barn and horchow. The pottery barn bedding is Terri Trellis Bedding.

      • Wendy

        Thank you!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com cupcakesandmiles

    Oh my! I don’t think I could bring myself to try that pizza fuel…

    Good luck tomorrow!!! You go girl! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you so much!!!

  • http://www.thesimplepeach.com/ thesimplepeach

    I don’t know about the pizza energy stuff! That is interesting to say the least. Happy running in the morning!!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    Eeeew, I don’t think I could eat the pizza margherita gel – GAH! I had no idea, Jen!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      We tried it and there’s no way I could eat it during a race!