I still had a few running-related activities to keep me occupied this weekend however. First up was my big post-race marathon party for the Hartford Marathon Foundation's training groups on Friday. Even though the group's focus was the ING Hartford Marathon back in the beginning of October, there were a few others (like me!) who trained with the group and chose a different fall marathon. The organizers were kind enough to delay the party until this weekend so everyone could celebrate finishing their big goal races.
The group I trained with met in Wilton (a town about 15 minutes away from me) but the majority of the groups met in Glastonbury, a suburb of Hartford, where the foundation is based. Since the Glastonbury group was much larger than our group, it made sense to hold the party there.
|Post Marathon Party at Bicycles East|
|Me and Denise (another runner) and my awesome coaches Kerri and Danielle|
|I love local wineries|
|Dave and Tim (sorry for the bad picture quality!)|
My original plans for this morning included a 4 miler race in Central Park, but obviously that was not happening (but big congrats to my friends Dahlia and Gary for their big PRs!) Instead, I ran some errands and checked out two new stores around me.
My bike store, Trek Bicycle Store in Fairfield, recently opened up a Trek Women store right next door. My bike is a Trek WSD (women specific design) so I was excited to check out their offerings.
|Trek Women in Fairfield, CT|
|More of the Trek Women store|
|hmm, I wonder what store that is|
|Nike store in Westport|
The most exciting part, however, were the employees walking around with iPads to take down email addresses for runners interested in their run club. I hate running in the dark by myself (I just don't feel safe) so I am very excited about the possibility of a running group meeting 10 minutes from my apartments (because I WILL run again, contrary to how I may be feeling now)
But in the meantime, it's back to my ice pack.
How do you keep busy when you can't run? Anyone do anything exciting this weekend?