Last Run Before Boston

This run was not the best. At the start I was weaving through crowds of people on their way to the BAA 5K and at the end my usual stomach issues forced me to slow to a walk. I’m not worried though, there will be plenty of time to resolve any issues I might have on Monday morning at the Runner’s Village. 

As I was nearing the end of my run I passed by a woman that looked familiar. When I looked back I immediately recognized her.

Not a bad way to end the run…

I’m Boston bound! (2016 of course). I ran a 3:03:26 and placed second in my age group and seventh overall. Horrible weather (which made a seven-mile out and back on a bike trail extremely slippery), and I fell and busted my knee and ankle. But I don’t care. So very happy right now.

Edit: thanks for all of the encouragements and kind words, everyone. And to all running Boston this year, I’m hoping for great weather and looking forward to some great race recaps.
all runners are beautiful

saturday

Legs felt more rested after yesterday’s day off, but still had some cobwebs.  Did a slow and easy 8 miles to the park and back to clear them out a little.  A beautiful sunny morning, in the low 60’s.  I think the legs will be loose enough to have a good 5k Sunday morning, will take it easy on them the rest of the day to continue recovering from early in the week.

The new shoes made the run feel light and easy, even with semi-sore legs, as I took an enjoyable lap around the park along with a throng of runners, runners of all sizes, shapes, and speed, and they were all beautiful - all runners are beautiful when they’re running - while a few slower and ‘novice’ runners seemed perhaps embarrassed about being 'slower’ or 'larger’ than 'normal,’ I hope they weren’t because they were beautiful to me.

Saturday Run/Swim Brick

I love Saturday run/swim brick workouts. Today it was an easy 3 miler followed by a hard 2300 meter swim. Kenneth, the Saturday swim coach, loves sprint sets. Today included 20x50m sprints and 600 sprint kick (pyramid style). He also threw in a few hundred butterfly. I am tired now but hope to get lots if rest tonight. Pacing Tracy for her first half marathon tomorrow morning!!!!

40km cycle on a sunny afternoon. I’ll stop banging on about my #garmin in a bit but I have to say it’s an excellent piece of kit.
You can view my stats and follow my progress on the Garmin Connect app, my user name is RetroBanjo - Add Me!

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youtube

Next Sunday, starting at 11AM, all the Season 2 episodes so far will be aired one after another, with this guy stopping by to tell you his view on things.

motivation to study

Once you’ve finished your exams you can:

  • Stay up late because you want to and not because you have to- bonjour Netflix
  • go on adventures- go and explore the outside world, i’ve heard its very beautiful
  • sleep for a whole day
  • read for enjoyment
  • shop
  • have a pamper day- ooh i’m getting shivers just thinking about it
  • have a theme-park day with your friends
  • sleeeeeeep
  • go on holiday
  • go to the beach
  • get a summer job and earn that moneyyyy!
  • sleep
  • film + show marathons
  • binge on all the food
  • go to a restaurant
  • take a train journey
  • stay on tumblr for hours
  • go to the cinema
  • Partaaaay- responsibly!
  • enjoy your well earned results

so what are you waiting for? go study your ass off and get ready to enjoy all these lovely things when you finish!

Response to Bill Maher’s joke about Zayn Malik

Bill Maher made a joke recently on his show, where he put a picture of Zayn Malik next to the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and said, Zayn, where were you during the Boston Marathon? 

“sleepy বাঙালি girl™” responds to Bill Maher’s joke by putting a picture of him next to Anders Breivik, and asking, Bill, where were you on 22 July 2011?

Click here for the tweet

Whoever did this obviously didn’t know shit about the people of Boston. because nothing these terrorists do will shake them. For pete’s sake Boston was founded by the pilgrims, a people so tough they had to buckle their goddamn hats on. It is the cradle of the American Revolution, a city that withstood an 86 year losing streak, a city that made it through the big dig, a construction project that backed up traffic for 16 years! Even their bands are tough! The town of Aerosmith, who in their 5th decade, is still going strong! But here’s what these cowards really don’t get. They attacked the Boston Marathon. An event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off for fun. And they have been holding it in Boston since 1897. And do you know how tough you have to be to run in a whale bone corset? And when those bombs went off, there were runners who after finishing a marathon, kept running another 2 miles to the hospital to donate blood. So here’s what I know: these maniacs may have tried to make life bad for the people of Boston but all they can ever do is just show how good those people are
— 

Stephen Colbert

Two years to the day and Boston has come back better than ever in the face of the worst kind of adversity. And although this isn’t a day most of us will ever forget, I at least take solace in the fact that not only are we still probably known as one of the only major cities who, if you fuck with them, will shut down the whole city (except dunkin donuts of course), stop everything and find your ass (which, we of course did), but more importantly, that justice has been served and Boston has kept, and will continue, running. I have never been prouder to be a Bostonian than on days like today. Because we are Boston and goddamn are we strong.

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Oncer Confession and Question:

One night I was on Netflix and decided to check out what this ‘Once Upon A Time’ series was all about. WELL… After watching the pilot I ended up watching 6 more episodes till 12:30am. And then over the next week and a half I ended up watching 83 episodes (Season 1-3 and up to the latest of season 4). I WATCHED NEARLY 4 YEARS WORTH OF THIS SHOW IN JUST A WEEK AND A HALF! Addiction much ?! And not only that, I started to feel so invested, like I was a part of the show! A slight obsession or love for the evil queen Regina Mills grew immensely! What even is Lana Parrilla?! Such perfection I can’t even deal. SO THEN I start shipping Swan Queen. Like I ship them so much ! How are they not meant to be together?!! So I started getting into the fan made Swan Queen vids on YouTube and the Swan Queen posts on tumblr.. I end up doing this till bout 3am nearly every night after my OUAT binge watch. NOW/Today I finally caught up to Ep 17 of Season and am so excited to be up to date in the fandom! So I’m wondering if this addiction/situation with OUAT/Swan Queen has happened to anyone else ???? Viva La Swan Queen! Oncer ❤️