Today: W-i-n-d-y… windy.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]I stand by yesterday morning’s tweet.

If you have no idea who Marcel the Shell is, please get schooled on this squeaky footed sensation.  Your life will be changed for the better.  Speaking of, what better way to spend a windy morning in Boston than with three of my Reach the Beach teammates?  Bridget, Patricia, Tina and I joined The Most Informal Running Club Ever –along with sponsors New Balance, Race Menu, Go Motion Gear and NGR Bar– for a brisk run along the Charles.

[Photo courtesy of Tina]

The group, which meets weekly, was really warm, welcoming and well-organized.  With the option of a 3.5, 4, or 7 mile route, we chose the 4 mile loop up Commonwealth Avenue, and along the river.  At one point, I was more horizontal than vertical, thanks to the 30 mile per hour wind gusts.  If it weren’t for the railing along the Mass Ave bridge, we may have had to swim back to City Sports.

[Photo courtesy of Patricia]

[Photo of me and my partner in crime courtesy of Tina]

After the run, we chatted with fellow runners and some of the lovely folks from New Balance and Reach the Beach before headed to Eastern Standard for brunch (and a hot cup of tea) in our finest Spandex and Lycra.  I have a feeling 24 hours in a van will be some good (if not slightly smelly) fun.  I am looking forward to the coming weeks of training… especially if brunch is involved.

Also On Tap for Today:

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7 thoughts on “Today: W-i-n-d-y… windy.

  • February 27, 2012 at 12:33 am
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    Was bummed to have missed this. Hopefully I will be able to join you all at another one (I’m the blogger from Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs). Happy Running!

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  • February 27, 2012 at 10:33 am
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    I love Marcel in the Shell! I have lost track of how many times I watched that video! It makes me laugh every time!
    The Most Informal Running Club Ever sounds so fun! I am moving to Boston in April and will have to check it out!

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  • February 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm
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    Hi Elizabeth. This is Andy, the gonger from TMIRCE. It was great meeting you on Saturday. Next time you should bring a wet suit just in case you actually have to swim back to City Sports.

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    • February 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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      We had such a great time with the group, Andy! Thanks for being so welcoming. Wetsuits for sure, next time.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!