Holiday Weekend Round-Up – On the Mend

Well I’m happy to say that after almost a week and a half of the crud/virus….whatever that I’m finally starting to feel like myself again – in fact, except for not being able to hear out of my left ear, most things are back to normal!

I was able to get over my DNS disappointment and squeeze in some family fun, a rare date night with J, some gardening and the NCAA Lacrosse Championships, along with a lot of laying low and resting — all-in-all not a bad weekend!

I also pulled the trigger a registered for the Finish at the 50 – Harvard Pilgrim 10K! The race is July 3rd (in the evening) and the finish line is the 50 yd. line inside Gillette Stadium! I’m a huge NE Patriots fan so to be able to finish the race going through the same tunnel the players use to come out onto the field before games and seeing the finish up on the stadiums screens should be a lot of fun! They’re also holdings kids runs and fireworks afterwards so we’ll probably make it a family affair. I was psyched to find this race, as I’ve wanted to try more 10ks but feel like they’re getting harder and harder to find.

I’ve been cleared by my doc to ease back into running this week so I’m going to try to get a couple of short runs in starting tomorrow. My family will probably be as happy as I am….I’m starting to get a little edgy 🙂

How was your weekend? Any races? 
Do you feel like 10ks are disappearing?


  1. Glad you are feeling better! That sounds like a really fun 10K. There seems to be a few around here each year but not nearly as many as I wish there were.

  2. I’m so glad you are feeling better! I struggle finding 10ks too, which bums me out, because I really love that distance…

  3. Michelle! Glad you’re feeling better. That virus is kicking around the North Shore. It wipes you out. I will be at the race too, so maybe we can meet up. Also, I’m hoping to run ZOOMA on the Cape! I agree….10K’s are dying out. I love that distance.

  4. sorry you had to DNS, Michelle, but you can’t force things….you did the right thing. And you’ve already signed up for the Gillette Stadium 10K. I ran that race last year and you’re going to LOVE running through the helmet and finishing on the field! Hopefully it won’t be as hot this year as it was last year, but I’m sure you’ll be ready for whatever the day brings!

  5. Oh no! I’m so sorry about feeling crappy and the DNS– disappointing for sure. I totally feel like 10ks are fading away. So many more halfs now.

  6. Glad to hear you are back at it!

    I did this race last year and it was awesome!! It’s too bad it’s in the evening this year. There is no way I can make it.

  7. What a cool race! I lived in Mass for a bit. Never became a Pats fan (I am a fins fan….that kind of conflicts), but Gillette Stadium is pretty cool. Hope you have a great time! It’s a bummer there aren’t more 10ks. I think it’s my favorite distance, but you are right…there just aren’t that many!

  8. It’s funny that you say that, but I do believe it’s difficult to find a local 10k. I actually like the distance and I usually only find 1-2 races a year in my area. Glad you are feeling better!

  9. I’m so glad you’re feeling better!! I know a lot of people who have done that race! I was surprised to see they added a 5k to it. I agree though…10k races are hard to find lately!

  10. Those were some good lacrosse games – we watched on tv. That race does sound cool! Glad you are feeling better.

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