|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!