Monday, April 11, 2011

Boston Marathon Madness

The Boston Marathon is in 1 week and the madness has already begun here. There are signs hanging all over the streets, buildings and subways. The one below is our favorite, because that was Jake this winter (not training, but running to and from work).

Jake wants to get this poster for our workout room.

As you can see, the poster is selling New Balance shoes. They have made a special edition of running shoe. The New Balance 890, they only weigh 8.7 ounces. It even has the word Boston on the side of them (they come in cool colors too). Jake has had his heart set on getting a pair, so this afternoon we went to the Marathon Sports Store down in Boylston to get a pair.

Bag from the store.

Jake tried them on and said, "I'll take them. They are so light." I got to thinking, even though I just bought a new pair of shoes, it would be cool to have a pair for when I run the Chicago Marathon. Lighter=Easier (RIGHT?) So I asked the person working there if they had them in women's size 9. They did, I tried them on and bought them. THEY ARE SO LIGHT! It's like wearing foam sandals from the pedicure spa.

Aren't they cute? You can make out Boston along the heel.

BM Finish Line on Boylston Street.

As we were leaving we realized that the finish line is right outside the store. So you know I had to take a pic of it. This place is going to be CRAZY next week! Good Luck, to all those that are running it!!


Emz said...



ozartink said...

You should have Jake take a picture of you crossing it...and of course, one of Jake crossing it!

Angie said...

so fun!