training for half marathons + spells of saturnalia in Boston bars/restaurants
Amanda is a copywriter by trade, blogger by night, runner by nature and foodie at heart. All of the pictures on this blog have been taken with her *iPhone 4, which can be terrible for making phone calls but surprisingly apt at capturing photos. She lives in Boston, MA.
*While it can be somewhat distracting to stop and get camera-happy while running, she'll be the first to tell you that it's been making training so much more dynamic--long, solo runs no longer feel as aimless, now they're about... reporting, and documenting bits of beauty along the way.
This blog's inception was August 1st, 2010 with the goal to use this space as an exercise log as I trained for my third half marathon.
Some of my milestones, to date:
5/5/13, Gloucester's Twin Lights half marathon: 1:49:52
2/24/13, Hyannis half marathon: 2:02:07
5/12/12, Gloucester's Twin Lights half marathon: 1:53:02
10/16/11, Newport half marathon: 1:55:52
2/27/11, Hyannis half marathon: 1:58:12
11/21/10, Philadelphia half marathon: 2:00:40
2/28/10, Hyannis half marathon: 2:10:09
5/24/09, Boston's Run to Remember: 2:05:21
2/5/12, Super Sunday 5-miler, 40:09
8/14/11, Falmouth Road Race (7 miles): 56:57
12/19/10, Jingle Bell 5K: 29:21
6/5/10, Harpoon 5-miler: 49:28
2/7/10, Super Sunday 10K: 56:28
12/13/09, Jingle Bell 5K: 28:21
10/12/09, Tufts 10K: 1:00:45
8/8/09, Falmouth Road Race (7 miles): 1:02:53
6/6/09, Harpoon 5-miler: 46:42
3/22/09, An Ras Mor 5K: 26:33
2/1/09, Super Sunday 5K: 25:47
A NOTE ON THE OBVIOUS RESTAURANTEERING AND INDULGENCE
While running and exercising can become so awesomely addictive, I really believe it shouldn't mean, in turn, that calorie counting ought to become obsessive. Life was meant to be lived, and if you're taking on some gnarly mileage in brutal conditions I don't think it's unreasonable to treat yourself to a glass of something barrel-aged or whiskey-washed, 2 rocks, hold the fruit.
Feel free to e-mail me at Amandaleemorrison@gmail.com