Saturday, April 23, 2011

ABC's of boston 2011

A. awesomeness
words cant accurately describe the niketown photobooth... that we completely took over, as the store was closing and completely dominated it.

B. bloggers & boston creme pie
i could write on and on and on about my weekend in boston but it would end up sounding much like everyone elses weekend recaps... so just go read theirs! makes my job easier. pictures are still fun to look at though so ill keep putting in a bunch of those. im so happy to have met all of you guys (minus sarah, i know you already in real life) and i cant wait til next year to do it all over again sometime!


i dont like yogurt much and i suck real good at trying new things. but i saw this on the morning of the marathon and figured i would give it a try. and what do ya know, i actually liked it!

C. city sports
long story short i had a lot of time to shop around with a shabby princess at city sports, a fun running store that we dont have in maine. so i took a photo tour.

D. "does this not look like a mussel?!"
mmmmm garlic breath

E. elevators
somehow we ended up in a few elevators this weekend, so we felt the need to take pics... ya know, incase we got stuck and never came out.

one elevator was fun and not sketchy

and then there was the death elevator
F. 5k fun & finish line

2769Sterling, Danielle30FSouth PortlandMEUSA
Official FinishOverallGenderDivision
24:48877 / 4198262 / 244153 / 387

pre race blogger meet up

heres your pic miss shabbyprincess
crossing the finish line of the boston marathon, despite only running the 5k, was incredible.

G. giggle sauce
im convinced my food on sunday night was coated in this stuff

H. helping hands

I. i
didnt get a pic of caroline white for a specific reason, but kudos to her for qualifying for the olympics. probably a really shitty experience for her though.

J. joan benoit samuelson
totally awesome and rockin the age group win. yay maine!

K. kara goucher & katie
um yeah... kara is awesome. can you have a baby and 7 months later place 5th in the boston marathon?! maybe you can, but i cant.

and i finally met katie. which was fantastic. we didnt have babies or run a marathon this weekend, but we ate and drank a lot. and thats alright.

aaaand i even "convinced" katie to have a beer with me. before noon.

L. luau
luau ran by us towards the finish line and heard us cheering for him... and promptly turned around, ran back through the crowd of runners to come find us and take pics with us!
(2nd photo stolen from his blog. so sue me. i havent seen a copywrite)

M. map
i barely looked at one, nor was i good at reading them when i saw one on the T, but this one was pretty cool.

N. neon & new balance
lots and lots of neon this weekend

and i won a pair of new balance minimalist sneakers (retailing $100!) at a blogger happy hour! after wearing them walking around all day on sunday and monday, feet fairly sore, i read the tag that came with the shoe regarding breaking them in slowly and not wearing them too much to walk around in. whoops.

O. operation jack
boston marathon goal: sub 3 hours
boston marathon finishing time: 2:57:53
mission accomplished.

P. PICKLES! seriously.... seriously?!

Q. quotes: "girl, you will not buy that sweatshirt for your baby bump"
"yup. shes on my island"
"um alright well were on the wrong train"
"im gonna need more whipped cream"
"so i guess i should tell you, ive never had an espresso before"
"before we leave i will be taking your photo on that toilet"
"were eating dinner at a bowling alley in a parking garage"
"im gonna go buy you a beer but you have a job to do"
"are these real strawberries?"
(on marathon training): "do i have to lift weights on my off days?"... "are you going to stop and lift weights during a marathon? no."
"im gonna have to lose like 5 pounds"... "where are you going to lose 5 pounds? cut off your leg?"

ohhhh this list goes on and on and on....

R. ryan hall & rooftop party
oh yeah, our friend ryan hall finished 4th. word.

S. sox
nothing like 4th row from the back wall of the beachers! thanks for the tickets, sam!

T. t rides

U. UMmmmm.......
boston in and of itself was a
incredible weekend. it was full of
incredible friends, family, runners, walkers, spectators, and supporters alike. if youre planning on going to the marathon next year, DO IT!! just make sure you leave plenty of
time to take everything in and meet all the incredible people out there. everyone has a story, and they are amazing. *(you thought i was going to have to put xylophone here, didnt you!?). alright boston, ill see
again next year... maybe from the other side of the metal bars? and now its time to catch up on the
i lost last weekend.


  1. Ummmmmm I love you and this recap! Thanks for letting me drag you to every meetup possible! I can't wait for next year. I hope I'm eagerly awaiting your text updates at TJs:-) love you D.

  2. I love everything about this post...including you! It was SO awesome meeting you and I absolutely refuse to let a year pass before I see you again! I've never been to Maine! And have this crazy weird dream of getting married there lol so I might have to come visit and umm scope out wedding venues? Lol.

  3. I like the A-Z recap! Congrats on reaching your running goal!

  4. this is one of the best recaps i've read. you can come and visit my island if you want.

  5. Such a great post!!!! So nice to have met you- you captured all of Boston in a very cool way! I love the Niketown photobooth photos!!!!

  6. Loved this, looks like a great time!! I was so excited for Sam :D

  7. Sweet post ... check it out ... I had the same bib number as you in my first Boston! Go to and search for bib 2769, 2008! We RULE!

  8. What a great way to blog about the weekend! Love the ABC's! You can steal my pics anytime!

  9. You are probably one of the most creative people I know! This recap was awesome!

  10. I'm so late to the commenting party here ... but this report is awesome! I'm in full blown Boston 2012 planning mode, and when I goggled "boston marathon 5K" your post came up. Cool! Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

  11. OOHH!!! I meant to ask - where did you position yourself to watch the marathon? I have NEVER been a spectator at a race before and this is all very new to me. Help!! :)