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Running in Boston + Nike Women’s Half!

16 Dec

I spent the last week at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government , taking part in their new Emerging Leaders program.  It was amazing, but fairly intense.  Each day started with a group breakfast, followed by lectures, activities, and lunch/dinner with classmates.  Needless to say, there was not much time left over for exercising.

But being a runner is like owning a portable gym.  I love the flexibility of being able to sneak a workout in, no matter the location or time of day.  I also love that it’s easy to connect with other runners and enjoy good company during a jog.

While in Boston, a classmate and I braved the sidewalks and bike trails of Boston (seriously braved…cyclists don’t announce their coming, as they do in D.C.) for a couple of great runs.

Here’s a shot of us in front of the famous John Harvard statue in Cambridge.  Students rub his foot for good luck on finals (note the shiny toe).

John Harvard

The following day we took advantage of the warm (well, relatively warm) weather to run along the Charles River, past Boston University to MIT and back.   I had to represent my own alma mater out there…

bostonbridge

While in Boston, I also found out that our team got into the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, slated for April 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C.!   This is the inaugural year for the Nike race, and I’m so excited that the lottery worked out in our favor.  Let the serious training commence!  Happy Running!

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