I’m incredibly fortunate to be walking distance from so much of central London. Often times this means a good 30-45 minute walk, but on a warm, sunny day, there’s nothing better! Hyde Park offers a range of sights, from long grassy stretches to savor a picnic, or paddle boats along the Serpentine, each stroll in the park can be a new adventure. Here are some snapshots from my weekend stroll.
While I’m no stranger to Fenway Park, I was recently offered an amazing opportunity to join KIND for FenwaYoga, a charitable event hosted on the field with the goal of raising $100,0o0 for the Red Sox Foundation. Let’s just say that opportunities like this don’t come around often, so naturally I jumped at the chance!
With Mother Nature finally granting Boston some spring-like weather, it was a fantastic weekend to be out and about. Add in Bruins and Red Sox games, plus Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger and the city was positively bustling. From great runs and walks, to seeing friends and an out of town adventure, here’s how I spent my weekend.
Ever since being gifted my Fitbit at LeWeb Paris ’12, I’ve fallen hard for it. I love how small it is and easy to clip onto my clothing. As someone who drives to work, it’s very helpful to see just how much (or how little…really), I walk during the day. It’s become a good motivator on days that I’m feeling slow and reminds me not to overextend myself when I’ve already walked, say, six miles during one day. So, imagine my delight when I was informed of climbing 500+ stairs just one month and a half after being given my sweet Fitbit!
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The SavvyBostonian was gifted a FitBit ($99) as a speaker gift at LeWeb Paris ’12 and has been wearing it obsessively ever since.
The warm temps in Boston this past Sunday afternoon reminded me just how enjoyable the fall season can be for running. Luckily for us Bostonians, Social Boston Sports, the community of young professionals who live, work and play in the Boston area, is still bringing together runners of all levels every Monday at 6:30 p.m. for FREE three, five and seven mile group runs along the picturesque Charles River.
Appropriately named Community Running, Social Boston Sports hosted their initial group run on March 29, 2010, and will continue to host runs as long as there’s local demand. Runners meet up at McGreevy’s on Boylston Street and are divided up depending on their desired mileage goal of three, five, or seven miles. After pounding the pavement, all runners are welcome to hang at McGreevy’s for a post run bevvy and socializing. Running experts from Saucony and City Sports will be on hand for tips, or to help devise or adjust training charts.
For more information on this event, please click here. McGreevy’s is located at 911 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. Please note that the runs leave at 6:30 p.m., so arriving slightly beforehand is strongly recommended.