boston in nyc

running around

monday

An easy 6 miler around the parkway where our art museum sits, the left calf was sore probably from yesterday’s sprints and from over a week of running since the marathon, so it was time for some easy distance.  Probably run again tomorrow, then take Wednesday off to rest up for Thursday’s Turkey Trot, where I have no idea what kind of shape I’m in.  It’ll seem short after the most recent race being a marathon.

I can’t stop with the tropical manis. Warmer weather has me focused on summer ☀️ I used:
@sally_hansen Blue Me Away
@cndworld Blue Eyeshadow
@sinfulcolors_official Hazard
@smithandcult Cut the Mullet
@shopncla Banana Almond Blonde, Call My Agent, Model Behavior
@heroine.nyc White Noise
Accessories:
@elliejmaui midi rings
@puravidabracelets!

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A prisoner writes “THEY BEAT UP THE INMATES” on his window at the Nashua St. Jail as protesters gather outside. Millions March Boston, MA. 12/13/14.

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office:

Twitter: @bostonsheriff

Phone: 631-852-2205

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Washington DC, St. Louis, Denver, New York City, Boston, Seattle Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Montpelier VT…

Progressive women built this in 2 and a half months from nothing with the power of passion and social networks. So yes, we believe we can still win this.

MAKE THIS MOMENT A MOVEMENT!

Tip for travelling in America

Hey guys! As the only American running this blog, I thought I’d give you a couple travel tips.
1. NEVER GO TO A RESTAURANT UNLESS YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY 20 % MORE THAN WHAT YOUR BILL WILL ACTUALLY COME TO!!!!
Cannot stress this enough. So important. America is stupid, so we don’t actually pay our wait staff a living wage. Like, they make less than 3.00 an hour on average. Their lively hood depends almost entirely on tips. If you cannot afford to give a decent 20% tip to the person whose working their ass off and earns most of their salary from people like you, DO NOT GO!!! These people work so hard and deal with so many ungrateful customers and they deserve to be compensated for taking care of you. It sucks that their source of income depends on often mercurial customers, but that is unfortunately how it is, at least for now. HELP THEM PAY THEIR GODDAMN RENT BECAUSE THEIR BASIC SALARY DOES NEXT TO NOTHING!!!
2. AMERICA IS PRETTY FUCKING BIG!!!
Compared to Europe or even Australia, America has a lot of territory for one country. Subways/metros/tubes are only in the big cities (like the most popular ones- Boston, NYC, etc. Even Orlando doesn’t have a subways system, and Disney is there) and cabs are expensive. Bus systems are not always a thing that exists. You have to be twenty five to rent a car here (we really suck sometimes). Hitch-hiking might get you killed/robbed/raped if you end up with a shady character. Make sure you have a secure way of getting around BEFORE you arrive.
3. It’s pretty hot, especially in the south or in the summer. I know that Europeans tend to wear nice clothes even to walk around, but you can wear shorts and a t-shirt to do most standard tourism in America. Keep cool and keep comfortable.
4. AS SOON AS YOU GET OFF THE PLANE, BUY A POCKET KNIFE OR SOME MACE AND KEEP IT IN YOUR POCKET/BAG!!!! ESP IF YOU ARE A PERSON OF COLOUR!!!
This is so important. I carry a knife, a corkscrew, and a lighter everywhere I’m not hindered by security concerns, and I’m as white as they come. But racism is still such a big thing here, especially in rural areas. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST OR LOOK LIKE YOI MIGHT POSSIBLY BE REMOTELY MUSLIM, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT!!! People are ignorant here, and it is a legitimate concern that you might be attacked or have reason to protect yourself. If very well might not happen, but be ready and play it safe, please.

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A little snippet of my interview with @colefromboston about my “modeling mission statement!“ For me, it’s always about empowering women from all backgrounds and experiences to feel beautiful and to feel confident in their uniqueness. Being different from the norm is okay. Being plus sized is okay. Being dark skinned is okay. Looking unconventional is OKAY! And pushing myself to do bigger in an industry that’s set against me is okay, too. The expectations and standards of others should never stop you from being your complete self and reaching for levels that are historically only reached by certain people. Our differences are what makes us necessary! You’re beautiful and capable so don’t think otherwise.✨Full interview will be up on my YouTube and my website tonight at 10pm est!

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2017 boston marathon recap

friday

Here is what I remember of April 17…the weekend began with friends and hosts Kevin and Mariani taking me out for seafood pasta on Saturday night, then a perfectly cooked sirloin steak dinner out on Sunday night to get set for Monday morning’s marathon.  Slept okay Sunday night, too much going on in the brain to completely relax.

Kevin dropped me off at the Red Line Alewife station early Monday morning, 6 am, to head down to the Commons for the buses to take us to the start at Hopkinton.  Seemed everyone on the train was either running or cheering for the marathon.

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Whether they’ll appear in the film or not, I can’t say, but as for Godzilla: Kaiju Planet’s history… Rodan confirmed! And Anguirus, Dogora, Dagahra, Orga, and Kamakiras! [x]

I can’t translate all of this, but it seems the timeline is more or less like this. Someone more fluent–or more willing to spend time looking up kanji– can help.

May 1999 - Kamakiras attacks Boston/NYC area. 2.5 million deaths
September 2002 -  Dogora in London. 3.9 million deaths
November 2005 - Rodan and Anguirus. Maybe something about Hedorah. 8.2 million deaths
December 2017 - Dagahra in Australia. 6.7 million deaths.
May 2022 - Orga in Turkey. 11.5 million deaths.
2030 - Godzilla appears.

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care package

friday

4 weeks til Boston, we’re tapering

Received this care package that I’ve been waiting for in the mail today, and just what I asked for inside!

15 miles in the park and around Buffalo this evening ahead of the Syracuse Half on Sunday.  Not sure how much time I’ll have to run tomorrow and it’s supposed to be wet, so glad to get in the miles today.  Was a little concerned about no speed work this week and not being rested, but then remembered that the half marathon will be the speed/tempo run of the week, and must remind self that this isn’t the goal race…so run it well, smart, and not be too concerned about time and placing…instead thinking of it as more of a romantic getaway…