Hello! Greetings from somewhere in Connecticut, where I am on the Bolt Bus on my way up to Boston. I’m staying at Tina’s tonight so that I can help out New Balance tomorrow morning if they need it or get in a little downtime hanging with Tina and Monica tomorrow morning before all the craziness of this weekend starts. (Randomly enough, I stayed with Tina almost exactly a year ago for her book signing, before we went down to Baltimore for Fitbloggin.)
Tomorrow, we’ll be touring the New Balance factory in Lawrence, Mass. (<—AP style for life) and then heading out to Wachusett for some pre-race festivities and a team dinner.
You can follow along with our shenanigans on social media to see what happens when 12 bloggers get into 2 vans and run 200 miles between them over the course of 24ish hours
Last night, after the Bob Harper event, I grabbed dinner with Tina and Beth–who is one of the easy-to-talk-to people I’ve ever met. Or maybe it was the wine…
We went to a French restaurant called Jacques, and I got the mussels provencales, which were in a tomato and garlic sauce. Mussels are another one of those things that I basically must get if I see on a menu (see also: gnocchi, duck, scallops).
Oh. It doesn’t hurt that they come with fries, either.
Tina and I had talked about running this morning, but she ended up deciding to catch up on sleep but I went anyway. I’m going on a good solid two weeks in a row of morning workouts, and it feels really good to have it done before work. Let’s just hope I can keep this up!
I need to announce the winner of my New Balance giveaway. Every single time I do a giveaway, I really wish I could give you all something. There were so many great and inspiring entries.
Congratulations, Crystal! Please email me at theodora at losingweightinthecity.com with your name, address and phone number and I’ll get these shoes out to you next week when I get back.
*Reach the Beach MA-dness totally stolen from Kristen at New Balance.
What’s your must-order when you see it on a menu?