Hope you enjoyed celebrating America’s birthday and the associated food and drink, time spent with family and friends, fireworks, and all things red, white, and blue. My long weekend was the basic New England “fit in as much as possible during these summer days off” situation.
Before I talk about my weekend, I wanted to share that I am excited to be back in the blog world! A couple of months ago, I decided to take a break from blogging about my life. In reality, what I needed was a mental shift away from running (and subsequently writing about my little obsession with the sport) after my last big race. It has been a restful recess, but I have now started to train for my fall marathon (Wineglass in NY), and am eager to return to my writing routine! My next chapter of posts will focus on everything from marathon training to the adventures and “micro-adventures” (as Alastair Humphreys would say) ahead in Boston, New England, and beyond. I encourage you to: 1) follow along 2) stay in touch and 3) after you read my posts, get outside and enjoy the short-lived summer weather. Looking forward to catching up and hearing how YOU are doing!
Back to the long weekend. Here’s a recap:
Saturday: Started off with a long training run in my home town, followed by a family party with lots of hydrating and non-hydrating beverages. This was followed by more food, drink, and games with friends later that night. No photos to capture these moments unfortunately!
Sunday: Mark and I rose early to spend the day hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Despite the early wakeup call, this was a treasured day spent in nature with beautiful views at the summit of Mt. Garfield.
We are starting a contest to see who can hike the 48 4,000+ footer mountains in New Hampshire the fastest.
What a day. Stay tuned for more posts involving my mission to encourage everyone to spend more time in the outdoors :)
Monday: Hello Independence Day! It was beautiful weather in Boston. We relaxed with some friends on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, and then some fireworks. The quintessential 4th of July, what more could a girl want?
Happy Tuesday everyone! Back to reality for some of us; more vacation for others. Enjoy the week wherever you are!
Where is your favorite place to hike? I love the White Mountains in NH, but some other favorite one-time hikes were out in the PNW.
What was the highlight of your 4th of July? Anyone run a spirited road race?
Anyone currently training for a race?