Good morning from the Boston airport! I’m headed back to D.C. after a fabulous long weekend here in Boston. Last night, Tina and I met up with our morning running buddies, Ali and Elizabeth, again for a fun blogger dinner!
We went to Alma Nove on the shipyard in Hingham, MA. The restaurant is owned by Paul Wahlberg — recognize that last name? Yep, he’s Mark’s brother! We were hoping for some celeb sightings… no dice ;) Oh, Mark. Why must you and your hotness evade me?
For dinner, I enjoyed a glass of chardonnay, obvi:
Though I totally should have gotten this awesome champagne that Elizabeth ordered — I’m a sucker for pretty drinks :)
Ali and I shared the goat cheese and beet salad to start — it was yummy, but I wish it there had been some sort of lettuce with it, too! I mean, I love beets, but this was a LOT of beets. I’m glad we shared ;)
Ali and I also both ordered the swordfish for dinner! I don’t usually order swordfish since I hear it’s higher in mercury than other fish, but it came with lobster mashed potatoes. Yes, lobster mashed potatoes. Would you have passed those up? I think not.
It was just as delicious as it looks and Ali and I were “mmm”-ing away the whole meal.
The only problem was that it was a MASSIVE amount of food. Both of us only ate about half — totally should have shared. Oh, well :)
Our hot dinner dates:
Me and Tina:
SO much fun. We were at dinner for 3 hours and it seemed like 30 minutes! We were basically cracking up the entire time. This was the first time I met Elizabeth (she’s hilarious), and it was wonderful to see Ali again, too! Ali’s been my roommate for a bunch of the blogger conferences in the past and I missed her and her hilarious Boston accent and stories :)
After dinner, we took a romantic stroll out by the docks. We also checked out the restaurants awesome fire pit — how cool is this?!
Thanks for a great night, ladies :) See you in a couple weeks at the Healthy Living Summit!
This morning before heading to the airport, Tina and I fit in another great run! Disregard the awkward tired photo… it was early ;)
We ran 4 miles around Tina’s neighborhood — we were both feeling tired but kept a good pace the whole time. I’m so not excited to go back to hot weather again. It was only like 70 and cloudy in Boston this morning! Perfect for running, minus the fact that it was pretty humid.
- Mile 1: 9:01
- Mile 2: 9:12
- Mile 3: 9:06
- Mile 4: 8:53
We ran the 4 miles in 36:14 for an average pace of 9:02. Good times! Upon arrival back at Tina and Mal’s, I rolled out my legs with Tina’s Tiger Tail while Murphy graciously cleaned off my legs for me with his tongue. Hehe.
I should stop posting such un-cute photos of myself
Murphy is apparently OBSESSED with sweaty salt — he was racing back and forth between me and Tina’s legs, lol!
Post-shower, we had a lovely pancake breakfast waiting courtesy of Tina’s husband Mal. Now that’s service!
I enjoyed my pancakes topped with Chobani peach yogurt.
Yum! I love yogurt + doughy or bready things. Such a delicious combo.
Time to board the plane — catch you guys later from back in D.C.!