That’s right, I ran TO Boston. That’s only just over a mile away- but it sounded fun to say.
I had run a few times outside, but stayed in Cambridge. I only run outside if it’s 32-34 or warmer, otherwise it has been the treadmill. So on Saturday, I waited until about noon for it to warm up and then I headed out. It is a straight shot down Massachusetts Avenue. I went by the Y, post office, T stop, and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). There were lots of other runners out, which is always good motivation!
I have been running with the Nike+ app on my iPhone. It tracks your position and gives you updates on your pace and distance. You can’t tell from the picture, but the GPS stopped right before I started to cross the bridge. It’s not real easy to read it while running, but every .25 of a mile, it tells me the stats. I thought that it was taking a long time to go .25 but when I crossed the bridge to turn around, I looked down and it had given me a message about the GPS. I hit OK and it started up again. The music kept going, otherwise I would have figured it out sooner. But anyway, I ended up running about the 5K (3.12 miles) distance.
The picture above is of Harvard Bridge, looking toward Boston- I got it from Flickr- so we didn’t take it. On almost every single run outside here, I have wanted to take pictures- especially near the Charles River. Right now, there are chunks of ice it in. Some of the other runs were along the river and I could see gorgeous buildings. Once it warms up, I want to take our cameras over there to get some good pictures.
I also track my runs on the DailyMile.com and it said that route was 3.15.