Destination: Boston Marathon

April 12, 2013

We have arrived! We were welcomed with drizzly gray skies, but I do not mind at all. I will take this over snow any day! I think the city still looks absolutely beautiful.

We left Anchorage around 1 a.m. Friday morning. The cheapest flights are always the red-eye flights. Grrr. I hope it doesn’t mess with my sleep cycle too much. The four hour time zone difference is also going to take a few days to get used to as well.

We had a layover in Portland, OR and then a 5 hour flight to Boston.

A few pictures from our trip thus far. . . . . .

A couple who wears compression socks together, stays together.


Snacks to hold me over. DSC_0002

The Anchorage airport and its craziness. DSC_0003 DSC_0004

Portland, OR. . . . .oh, how I wish you could have spent more time there—it was clear and sunny!


The grand piano in the Portland airport. The pianist had just taken a break. DSC_0003

When we arrived in Boston, we were famished, so food was necessary. We met up with my sister—who had arrived a few hours earlier—at Crema Cafe. Kristy, my sister, had been to this restaurant when she traveled to Boston three years ago and has been raving about the sweet potato sandwich since. DSC_0005

I absolutely loved the historic brick building and decor. Totally my type of restaurant. DSC_0004

I ordered the Roasted Eggplant sandwich, and it was definitely one of the best sandwiches I have ever had! I was hesitant to get the eggplant, but it did not disappoint. Photo bomb curtsey of Craig. DSC_0007

Kristy enjoying his sweet potato sandwich after waiting three long years. DSC_0008

I can’t believe we are actually there, and I can’t believe I will be running my 5th marathon on Monday—it is very surreal!!

If you want to follow my progress in the marathon text RUNNER to 345678 and enter my bib number: #10107.

    1. Good luck Michelle! Congrats on making it to Boston and kick some butt!

    1. I’ve never heard of Crema Cafe before but it sounds delicious. Will have to go there with my family soon. Good luck on Monday and enjoy the city until then. Hope the weather clears up soon!

    1. I’m sorry I missed your layover! That would’ve been cool to see you. Have FUN, run the best you can, and eat cannoli. Love, Cara and Peter

    1. I am so excited for you!!!!! You have worked so hard for so long and now you get to enjoy every second of this weekend and the race on Monday. I’ll be cheering for you from Florida!!!!!

    1. Michelle! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year or so now and have loved following your running journey through now. Yep, I’m one of those people who loves your writing and keep coming back but never really comment…I should though, so maybe I’ll start to do that more! In any case, I wanted to wish you the very best of luck tomorrow but more importantly, have FUN! Boston is definitely one of those special races (it’s on my bucket list for sure) so enjoy every moment. I’l be cheering from Maine and can’t wait to hear about it!

      1. Thanks so much for the comment; I really appreciate it. My husband and I will be heading up to Main after the marathon on Wednesday!

        1. Have a wonderful trip to Maine! Hopefully it will be a bit warmer for you than Alaska 🙂 I might be a bit biased, but I certainly think it’s a wonderful state! enjoy it all!

    1. thanks for coming to coffee today and good luck tomorrow!

      1. Thanks for organizing the meet-up. It was my first one! Needless to say there aren’t a lot of fellow bloggers in Alaska.

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