sunday was a busy day in beantown, as contrasted with the relatively low-key saturday (marathon expo and dinner at cambridge brewing company). it kicked off with a trip to watch the b.a.a. 5k (and memories of the really great old days when it was just the plain old free "freedom run" - instead of its current pricey $40 incarnation)!
hugo and i met up with my good friend gene, who had volunteered as a course marshall for the event. despite the wet, raw conditions, we stuck around and watched some of the middle and high school invitational races (1 mile and shorter) that followed the 5k. then a quick stop as starbucks before heading back to the hotel to work out a room change (to a quieter location).
midday, met up with emmy and we walked over to beacon hill for lunch at "emmit's pub" - where i had an authentic irish breakfast (two irish sausages, irish ham, white pudding, black pudding, two eggs, toast, home fries and a grilled tomato)! that, not surprisingly, was washed down with a guinness :D
the walk back to copley was pretty gnarly - as getting caught in a sudden downpour might be - argh! instead of heading to the official b.a.a. pasta dinner, hugo invited us to have dinner with his friends running the marathon on behalf of fred's team. but, before we had dinner, the hotel had a complementary wine hour in the lounge - which we couldn't miss :D
and now, last but not least, onto business: running a marathon!