Happy Happy Tuesday! As some of you know I was in Massachusetts for my sister’s wedding. Can any of you guess where it was held based on the pic? Hint: Where the Pilgrims Landed (scroll down for the answer).
Plymouth, MA – home to Plymouth Rock!
Monday 9/28– 2 mile walk
Tuesday 9/29– 2 mile walk
Wednesday 9/30 – 2 mile walk
Thursday 10/1 – 2 mile walk
Friday 10/2– Travel to Boston
Saturday 10/3– Travel to Plymouth
Sunday 10/4 – Sister’s Wedding
Total: 8 miles and change
This past week there was a lot of foam rolling and stretching. Remember I ran the Clarendon Day Double? Near the end of the 10K I started feeling a pinching (not even sure if that is the correct adjective) in my lower quad (inner side). It wasn’t painful, but a bit uncomfortable. It continued for the entire week whenever I tried to jog/run. Out of caution, I decided to give it some rest for the week (missing my last 10 miler and two short runs). It is feeling better, but I am re-thinking my race strategy a bit just in case it flairs up during Chicago. Anyhoots…since I don’t have any runs to share with you this week, I thought you would enjoy a bit of the fun from last week.
Cliff and I arrived in Boston on Friday and stayed in the Back Bay area. We had a delicious bowl of clam chowder at M.J O’Connors – which was an accidental and unexpected find! I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of the soup. We were hoping to do a little more exploring, but it was so cold/windy! I should have packed a heavier jacket (I brought a light rain slicker). Below is a pic from Saturday morning as we made our way to Plymouth.
We stayed at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa at the Pinehills – designed to look like a French châteaux.
My parents! My dad makes an appearance on the blog!
Cliff and me before the actual wedding (my bridesmaid dress was from J. Crew Factory for $35…score). Ok…want to hear something funny? It was a bit chilly out and I knew my legs would get cold. What is a girl to do? I ended up wearing my Oiselle Long Flyte Shorts underneath my dress! The extra layer was better than nothing and worked as a quasi spanx alternative haha.
I don’t have pictures from the actual ceremony since I was in the wedding party. My sister, who is a pastry chef, made vanilla extract favors.
She also made bonbons for the dessert table – below is the green matcha flavor (there were 4 or 5 other flavors).
Have you attended a wedding recently?
Any interesting or unique favors?