Last week I had a quick business trip to Boston, a city I love to visit but don’t get to very often. I was glad this trip fell just after the switch back to Eastern Standard Time, because that meant I could wait for daybreak before heading out for a run. The night before I almost wimped out over the cold, but since I only had packed cold weather running gear, my only option was to suck it up and brave the cold. I’m so glad I did because it ended up being a glorious autumn morning in Boston!
The George Washington Statue in Boston Public Garden
The last time I was in Boston I participated in a running tour of the area, so I decided to recreate some of that route on my own.
Running Through Boston Public Garden
I ran from my hotel near the Prudential Center over to Commonwealth Avenue, up through the Commonwealth Avenue park to Boston Public Garden, and around and through Boston Common. My first photo stop was at the George Washington Statue (above). My second was at the Massachusetts State House:
My next mission was to find the Make Way For Ducklings installation.
Did you read this book as a child?
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By then, it was full daylight and I was soaking up every gorgeous moment!
I thought these real ducks deserved a picture.
The Boston Women’s Memorial
I decided to run back through Commonwealth Avenue park again, and stopped to read the inscriptions on the statues of the Boston Women’s Memorial. While it didn’t turn out to be as momentous a day for women as I had hoped, I’m sure these women would have been glad to know that there was a woman on the ballot for President of The United States.
The legal right for woman to record her opinion
wherever opinions count
is the tool for whose ownership we ask.
The rest of my week was less photogenic:
On Wednesday, I went to my second CycleBar class.
(Check out my CycleBar review here)
On Thursday I did a strength routine at home.
On Friday, we traveled to Colorado to visit my daughter.
On Saturday, I used the J&J Seven Minute App to create a 25 minute body weight workout to do in the hotel gym, and then we all went for a hike up Mount Sanitas in Boulder.
On Sunday, I did another workout using the Seven Minute App before heading to the airport. (It’s a fantastic free app–check out my review here.)
View of Boulder from the Mount Sanitas Trail
Are you ready for cold weather?