Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

Saturday I turned 42 years old. I spent the entire weekend on my own and it was incredible. I was driving home today thinking how good I felt.
There was no party, cake or broo-haha and it was just perfect.
Friday my friend and I went out for BBQ at a great little place in Braintree. BBQ always works for this girl.
Saturday I got up early and got my run in. 20 minutes of straight running now. After a shower and a quick dog walk for Musgy I headed to Braintree once again and took the T to Boston. No real plan just enjoying a day where you didn't need anything besides a T-shirt.
There was some construction along the line so half way to Boston I had to get off and board a bus for 2 stops then back on the redline. Yay adventure, until you have to do it all over again on the way home.
I walked and walked for hours. About 6-7 hours total I think. I went to the Common because I love it but there was some big event and it was packed so headed to Faneuil Hall to look for that farmers market I had seen before. Nope, couldn't find it but that got me to the new Parkway and the awesome carousel with some of most beautiful animals I have seen.
After this I crossed over and walked along the Harborwalk an headed to Summer Street as I found an event that was an open house of sorts to over 100 artist studios. I walked from street to street following arrows and signs and saw some of the coolest places and buildings. It felt weird to walk into their spaces and see them work but everyone was so welcoming. Man I love old factory building. I was just as excited by that. There was metal work, painting, drawings, flower art, furniture building and cooking art. Too cool.
Lunch at the Barking Crab because Hell it's my birthday. I gave some advice about Pumkinhead to a visiting couple from Virginia and she thanked me by buying me a beer. Can't hate that.
Now to find my way back. After a hike and a half because I forgot Govt Center was closed I made it back to my car and back to Dave's by about 6pm.
Hey, he says. How about a Midnight comedy show in the North end??
Um, how about a shower and a rest.
Back on the T by 8:45pm.
Great dinner at the Boston Beer Works. Oktoberfest Knockwurst with braised onion. Yes please feed this starving German girl!  
Now off to the comedy show. "Raunch" was an improve show that was some of the funniest shit I have seen in a long time. The audience threw out words and they took it to raunchy in a second. My sex is like Jenga....
Now back on the T and in bed by 2:30am.
Slept like a rock and my body is sore but the only way to loosen up is to keep moving. SO the need for coffee got us headed to Starbuck's then a 2 mile hike thru this beautiful conservation area in Norwell.
While walking we talked about more adventures. I love that. Adventures keep me young.

Treated myself to a birthday flower.
                                                 Norris Reservation Norwell, MA

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08