Thursday, April 21, 2011

Boston Shopping and Races to Come

It was a busy weekend in Boston but with running stores around and a huge (overwhelming) Expo there was bound to be some shopping.  We actually hit the Expo 3 times.  The first time was Saturday and it was way too crowded and overwhelming. I had no idea where I had been or how to get back to a couple things I was thinking about. We ended up leaving with many free samples but the only thing I bought was sunscreen.

Sunday we went back soon after the 5K finished.  First we ate, then we shopped. It was much better as far as the crowd but I still wasn't feeling it for the shopping.  Maybe this was when I bought the sunscreen, not sure.  Emily and The Rocketship headed back to the hotel so Emily wouldn't be on her feet too long.  But Jameson and I did a bit more "looking" around. We hit up City Sports again.  J had actually gotten running shoes there Saturday night.  I went back to look at a running jacket I had seen on Saturday. They were handing out coupons at the Expo so I was all set with a discount. I had first seen this jacket in DC but talked myself out of it. It was the first thing I spied in the store on Sat. night when J got the shoes and Em picked up a Boston shirt. Still nothing for me. But on Sunday I was ready and thought it was time to get the jacket.

I made sure I got the hood in the picture
as my son thought the hood rocked.  I love
the whole jacket.

Then we headed to Nike Town where J wanted to get some shoes.  I had spotted some the night before but again talked myself out of them. Well, on Sunday the "Go ahead and get it Gods" were whispering in my ear.  I had that post race adrenaline high plus the I'm on vacation mode of thinking and got not one but two pairs. I got the pair I had spied on Sat. night but then J showed me some he thought I would like.  He was right!  I love them!  Maybe he can quit his day job and become my personal shopper. I seem to be going a little nuts buying sneakers these days. If I have to wear orthotics I am going to wear some fun shoes. That is how I look at it.

Perched on the dashboard on the way home.  Love them!



Couldn't resist these either.


Before we headed out to eat Sunday night we hit the Expo up one more time. We remembered that last year there were good discounts on much of the Boston 2011 gear. We all scored. Here is the shirt I got.  


One Busy May

I also need to edit my sidebar because I am now officially registered for the 2 person relay in the Vermont City Marathon. I didn't get picked in the lottery but I have scored a bit off the transfer board. I love love love this race and the thought of not being a part of it was making me very sad!  I do NOT like to spectate this race anymore as I am eaten up with envy of all the runners.  

May is going to be one busy month. I am already signed up for 4 races (two halves) and will probably do one more as it is in my town and that never happens.  Then the one weekend I am not racing there is the Girls on the Run race which I want to help at or at least go see my girls and the other day that weekend is a walk for Juvenile Diabetes and one of my other students has asked me to be on his team.  Holy Batman it is going to be a busy month!


18 comments:

cql said...

Love the shoes!! There is a race in your town?? I found out Basin Harbor and Run for Empowerment are the same day. So bummed about that!

lish said...

Love the jacket and shoes!! I wish I lived in an area that had more races..look forward to hearing about all yours in the coming weeks.

Char said...

Your bright shoes made me laugh. All I could think was Ronald McDonald. Does he wear Nikes?

Christi said...

Nice lookin' shoes! Have a great month of May!

misszippy said...

You made out! That is without a doubt the best expo there is...serious kid in candy store experience for runners!

Kandi said...

Lovin' the blue Boston shirt and the new kicks. Very nice! And if that jacket was still on your radar then you HAD to buy it.
Sounds like you have a busy month coming up! Best of luck

Darlene said...

Love love the jacket. My school has a team for a race on May 19 at 6 pm too!!

amy said...

VCM was my first marathon in 2001 - I agree that it's an awesome race!

Jill said...

Major score on the attire, girl! I love the aqua colored shoes and that jacket is just absolutely adorable. I think I'm going to have you and your bank account adopt me :). Haha. But the Boston expo is absolutely incredible; it's hard to pick just a few things.

Laura said...

Love love the shoes! I am on a no shoe buying imbargo....

Tanya Patrice said...

The shoes are so cuyuuuttteee!! And your May race schedule is seriously hard-core :-)

Ewa said...

Hope you won't get those shoes dirty. :) Love the colors.
Your May promises to be very exciting. I cannot believe it is already late April. Whatever happened to March?

Tricia said...

love the shoes!

Richelle said...

Love the shoes and jacket! You are one stylish runner!

Black Knight said...

I am with Richelle, you are a stylish runner!

Alisa said...

Busy but awesome. Yay for halfs---have decided they are by far my favorite distance.

I really like that Boston shirt. I remember about 2 weeks after the marathon all the Filene's basements and TJ Maxx's would get Boston jackets.

Marlene said...

Flashy shoes, top AND jacket! Great choices!!

Kate said...

Love love love those pink and green shoes! How fun. :)

May is going to be a busy month for me, too. The marathon, a long bike ride, an adventure race (a real one...not a non-race :D), and a 5K. Oh, and something about the end of the school year. :)