Saturday, August 24, 2013

This Is All I Need: Weekly Wrap

I've been loving the new Goo Goo Dolls song, Rebel Beat, as a pick-me-up on my long run playlist.  It is just perfect.

"You know that life is like a ticking clock,
Nobody knows when it's gonna stop...

There's no worries, there's no cares,
Feel the sound that's everywhere, 
Take the sound that's ours for once
And run like hell...

You can take everything from me, cause this is all I need."

It always helps to bring me back to the moment, and reminds me that life doesn't have to be so gosh darn complicated!  Sometimes it's just as simple as a long run on the beach, feeling my heart pounding in my chest, breathing the ocean air, and watching the sun rise over the harbor.  Truly, this is all I need.

A few pictures from my magical long run this morning around Castle Island in South Boston, and then along the Harbor Walk in Dorchester, past the JFK Library and to UMass Boston.  Amazing.
I LOVE New England.
The tugboat's name is Success.  Love it.
What a beautiful start to the day!
After an awesome run, I treated myself to a trip to the running store!  With the increased mileage I am putting on lately, I need to get a new pair of running shoes every-other month.  This is quite an expensive hobby sometimes!

The new Brooks Adrenaline are blue!
 And I couldn't resist a new pair of compression sleeves... oops!  These really do work wonders in helping with long run recovery though!  I tried the CEP calf sleeves this time, and I think I am in love.

Going for the Rainbow Brite look I guess!
Since I am oh-so domestic lately, I decided to create my own carb-loving salad for a snack, with lots of leftovers for weekday lunches!  This one was super simple - pasta, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, oil and balsamic vinegar.  Yum!

I even impress myself sometimes!
And tonight, I'm off to one of my best friend's houses for dinner and a bonfire!  Saturdays really don't get much better than this! 


  1. Beautiful pictures! I wish I were there to run with you--and share that pasta salad! YUM! CEP sleeves are AMAZING--but I'm pretty sure yours are on backwards ;)

  2. Your route was gorgeous!! Great run! :0) yay for new shoes!

  3. Great pics! Looks like a beautiful summer day in New England! So jealous.

  4. Thanks! New England weather has been AMAZING lately. I just love 70-degree runs after the humid, stifling-hot summer we have had here in Boston!