Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 15 Recap and Questionnaire

Week 15 has come and gone and it was great! 

Monday: 2 mile walk
Tuesday: 4.64 mile walk in Salem
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 6.73 mile walk in Boston
Friday: 4 mile walk
Saturday: 4 mile walk
Sunday: BAA Half and 5 mile walk

I took a couple of vacation days last week so that I could relax. I guess going to Salem and Boston was "relaxing" (or at least for me it is!) Carrick's brother lives in Salem so got to see him and his family while also sightseeing. I enjoy the history of Salem so it's fun to walk around. We visited the Witch House and the Salem Wax Museum. 
Everyone should go to the Samantha statue!

On Thursday I went into Boston with Nate. We went to the aquarium and to the Museum of Fine Arts. We like to go to the aquarium and see the animals. It's always fun and one of the first things we did together. 
Have you ever seen a sea dragon? 

There's a new Goya exhibit that is open at the MFA that I was looking forward to seeing so we went there afterwards. It was really good. It was really large and well put together. 

The Hollywood Glamour exhibit
On Sunday I participated in the BAA Half. This was the third and final race in the Distance Medley. Nate came with me to spectate the race and after we parted ways I bumped into Danielle. Danielle ran the Nike Women's Half DC with me last year. She's preparing for a marathon in a couple weeks so we ran together. I introduced her to the run/walk method. It was great running with someone. It made the race go by fast. My right knee started to give me some issues, but I finished. I finished in 2:43 exactly. 

Distance Medley Finisher!

Between the half and walking to the train and back to Nate's apartment we logged about an extra 5 miles! I ran the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women today to help gain a few extra miles for my last long run before the NYC Marathon. This was a wonderful race! I've always heard about this race, but never had a chance to do it until this year. It was well organized with plenty of activities for all. My knee was feeling better, but I didn't want to push my body after yesterday so I just did what I could. I kept to my intervals and just went with it. The course was part of the Run to Remember course so I was comfortable. The best part was crossing the finish line with Joan Benoit Samuelson at the end to congratulate all the finishers. (If you don't know who Joan is you should go here and check her out.)  I finished in 1:09:40, a 2:06 PR! There may have been a tear or two at the end. I would do this run again and suggest it to anyone and everyone (even men!)

View of Boston across the Charles River.

Nice fall foliage!

I usually spend one day a week reading all the running blogs I follow. I saw this post on Happy Fit Mama earlier today and thought it might be fun to fill this out too. 

1. What are you wearing? Yoga pants and a green long sleeve shirt.

2. Ever been in love? Yes
3. Ever had a terrible breakup? Yeah
4. How tall are you? 5’5″
5. How much do you weigh? I'm not 100% sure lately. Last time I looked I wasn't exactly too happy.
6. Any tattoos? I have quiet a few. Both of my feet are tattooed, both my ankles, my leg, my knee (where my running tattoo resides!), my finger, the back of my neck, a few on my hips, two on my back, my shoulder, and both my sides. (I tend to forget at least one or two of them. So I could be missing something now.)
7. Any piercings? My ears are pierced, my belly button (for about 12-13 years. Whoa!), and my nose twice.
8. OTP (one true pair, favorite fictional couple)? Haley and Nathan on One Tree Hill.
9. Favorite show? Buffy for sure.
10. Favorite bands? I can't choose favorite music. I never could. It changes by the minute.
11. Something you miss? Warmth. I'm currently under 3 blankets.
12. Favorite song? This is up there with favorite band. I do love "Vogue" by Madonna though!
13. How old are you? 27
14. Zodiac sign? Gemini
15. Quality you look for in a partner? Understanding.
16. Favorite Quote? "Be brave. Live."-Buffy
17. Favorite actor? Oh boy…Hmm. I'm not even sure.
18. Favorite color? Black. 
19. Loud music or soft? I good in between. It also depends on what I'm doing.
20. Where do you go when you’re sad? I tend to stay in bed.
21. How long does it take you to shower? I try to keep it to 10-15 minutes, but when I'm cold I refuse to leave.
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Usually a few minutes. I'm pretty low key.
23. Ever been in a physical fight? Not really.
24. Turn on? That look that makes you feel wanted.
25. Turn off? Smoking.
26. The reason I started blogging? I wanted to talk about my running and my fundraising with Team in Training.
27. Fear? Spiders.
28. Last thing that made you cry? That 10k PR!
29. Last time you said you loved someone? Probably sometime this morning.
30. Meaning behind the name of your blog? My Life on the Lam sounded too mobster.
31. Last book you read? #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. 
32. The book you’re currently reading? I'm trying to finishing The Shining by Stephen King and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
33. Last show you watched? I'm currently watching Gotham.
34. Last person you talked to? Nate
35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted? My friend Chris who is also a co-worker.
36. Favorite food? Ice cream and french fries.
37. Place you want to visit? Everywhere. I want to see the world!
38. Last place you were? I was at work for a few minutes. For a trip, I was in Disney World.
39. Do you have a crush? I tend to like Nate a lot.
40. Last time you kissed someone? About an hour ago.
41. Last time you were insulted? The other day.
42. Favorite flavor of sweet? I love sweet things. Like all of them. 
43. What instruments do you play? Flute
44. Favorite piece of jewelry? I have a key necklace I'm pretty fond of.
45. Last sport you played? That's a joke. I run. That's what I do.
46. Last song you sang? I think it was "Break Free" by Ariana Grande. 
47. Favorite chat up line? I'm pretty shy, so I don't really chat people up.
48. Have you ever used it? Uh….the quiet thing works.
49. Last time you hung out with anyone? Right now. We're watching Gotham.
50. Who should answer these questions next? Anyone and everyone!

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