Day 2 in Boston involved some sight seeing. We were going to go for a short run along the river this morning, but my feet were tired this morning so we just decided to sleep in instead. We were pretty lazy – didn’t get around to breakfast until after 10:30. I decided to treat myself to an iced coffee at the Starbucks next to our hotel. A splurge for me because those things are darn expensive! We were in search of something quick to eat so we went to McDonalds. Turns out they have delicious sounding iced coffee for 99 cents! Dang it!!! I almost had another just to get that deal. Wisely, I decided not to 🙂 Our “healthy” breakfast involved bacon & cheese McMuffin, fries, and a chicken sandwich.
It’s a tradition for the runners to buy a jacket from the first year they ran this race. I said to hell with the superstition of wearing my jacket before the race! There were so many people wearing their jackets from this year I could no longer resist. I felt like a real runner when I proudly wore my jacket! It’s really cool seeing all of the different year jackets around the city. A rainbow of runners!
After our meal we went exploring over at Harvard Square. I felt smarter just walking on to the Harvard campus!
We are getting much better at navigating our way around the city on the subways now. Yesterday we were riding the wrong directions all over town, but today we got it figured out. The subway system is so easy and convenient.
We also had our first cannoli, which is a tasty treat that is quite popular here in Boston. Ours was filled with chocolate chip creme and had nuts. Yum Yum Yum!
By 3pm it was time to take a break and give the feet a rest. The bed in our hotel is so divine. We snuggled up and watched some funny videos on YouTube.
Due to our lack of a structured lunch today, I was starving at 4pm. So we went to the early pre-race pasta dinner that is given to all of the runners. They really do a great job of fueling thousands of hungry runners. They also had lots and lots of free beer. The special Sam Adams “26.2 Boston Brew” is really good. Ask my husband, he drank a lot!! Must be nice to not worry about “proper fueling” before a marathon!
Luckily we found some tables inside because it was really chilly in this open outdoor space they were seating people in.
I’ve got to say – I’m a bit concerned about the weather for tomorrow’s race. You know how you spend 18 weeks of training… and then race day is a really up to luck? I think we’re really winning on this one…. (especially with that red exclamation point!)….
Oh man. I’m not sure which one I dislike more, the rain, or the wind! I’m just glad I brought along my capris, arm warmers and gloves. We are in for a wild ride tomorrow. Wish me luck!!