Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fenway, Faneuil, and a Marathon


Chad will recap the actual running of the 115th Boston Marathon later (like when we're done eating and touring the Sam Adams Brewery), I'm just going to ramble more about our trip to Boston.
You can see inside the field from inside

On Sunday we decided to take a trip to Fenway Park to check out the Sox-Blue Jays game.  As Yankee fans we figured it would be great fun to watch the Red Sox lose.  Sadly, they won, but since they are currently in the basement of the AL East it is ok.  Plus the fans were much friendlier.  Fenway is amazing.  We started with a beer in the Bleacher Bar and then ate some tasty street vendor food.  Our seats were great and a home run was hit to the section next to us.  The interesting part about Fenway is that even though it is really old, it doesn't feel that way.   Plus the food was delicious.

After the game, we strolled around Faneuil Hall with all the other tourists and did a little window shopping.  One thing that really impressed me was the number of bars with people drinking at all times of day.  Bostonians apparently are fans of bars and beer.  This is the sign of an excellent group of people.  Now if only they could figure out how to root for better sports teams...

We stopped in to check out the Pre-Race dinner next.  The initial part was kinda crappy, but once we were seated it was nice.  The food was fine and there was plenty of eat and drink (and beer- see Boston = beer).  We watched the first half of the Knicks-Celtics game before heading back to the condo to get ready for the marathon.

True to form, we took no pictures after the marathon.  I shouldn't be surprised since we don't have any from any of the marathons we've run together.  Apparently we're tired afterwards?  Not sure why.  These are the pictures from right before we got off the bus.  Still looking happy and pain free.  That would change.
Lookin good in the new One2Tri singlet

All smiles before running

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