Friday, April 22, 2016

Boston by foot

One of my goals for 2016 was, as soon as the weather was nice enough, to walk to work. From my house, it's only 2.7 miles, which takes me about an hour. Normally, if I am taking public transit, I need to leave by 8:15 to get to work for 9am; walking the same route only adds 15-20 minutes to my commute (which doesn't say much for our transit system).


One of the top women runners at the Marathon

Attending the Boston Marathon on Monday inspired me to step it up (pun intended). After the marathon, I walked to Simmons to do some homework. Unfortunately, the computer lab was closed, so then I decided to walk home across the Charles (I live in Somerville). My 3.5 miles was definitely no marathon, but I felt proud of myself because normally it wouldn't even cross my mind to walk.

View after crossing the Charles

I think it's easy to forget what a small city Boston is when you take public transit, because it can take so long to get around. Geographically, we are really not very large.

Obviously I needed ice cream after that walk

This week I have walked to work once, and walked to the train station (skipped the bus part of my commute) a few times. I am still working out the timing; my schedule is weird, because the nights that I have class, I have to come into work half an hour earlier so that I can leave on time. I didn't plan very well this week, but next week I will make sure to leave enough time to walk even if it's one of my early start days. I also want to try out different routes to see what is the prettiest/fastest way.

Last night I was so happy to break out my summer dresses and pack up a bunch of sweaters. I left our electric bed warmer on the bed, because the nights are still chilly and there is nothing nicer than getting into a cozy bed! I'm sure my flowers would agree - even though it has stayed above freezing, they are not looking so happy in our garden. I can't wait for my boyfriend to come home from his work trip, because he is the farmer in our house. I will keep you updated on their progress . . hopefully they can survive until his return on Monday!

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