Friday, April 3, 2009

Taste of the Nation 2009

Last night, I had the wonderful opportunity of volunteering and eating at Taste of the Nation in Boston! For volunteering to set up yesterday and being part of the waitstaff for 2 hrs I got reduced admission (really more of a donation) to the entire event!! For those of you who have never heard of it (I was unaware until about 3 months ago) Taste of the Nation is an amazing fundraiser for Share our Strength that happens in major cities across the US. Share our Strength is dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger and food insecurity. 1 out of in every 6 children are food insecure in the US, and thanks to the help of volunteer and donations from restaurants, 100% of ticket sales to the event go straight to Share our Strength and its programs. Restaurants and Businesses are extremely generous and put on a wonderful, gluttonous evening! (Almost) thankfully there were not a lot of vegan foods, because I ate A TON as it was. Lots and Lots of bread and pickles/relishes. Iggys breads was my go-to. Their bread is amazing and made right in Cambridge. I also tasted the most decadent Truffle Honey, which was a wonderful blend of savory and sweet. For my omnivore friends, the evening was spectacular. I was quite impressed with the innovative gourmet meals that were served. Wine, cocktails, desserts, appetizers, cheeses, coffee and everything from Indian to Italian to BBQ! I can't wait for next year!
Thursday Marathon Updates
Lululemon, I love you!!
And my new running shorts!You have no idea how happy I am that there is now a retail location in Boston!

Also got a marathon training book via Swaptree! And started to plan a training schedule with lovely Priyanka! This is going to be a great summer!
I think we're going to use Hal Higdon's 18 week plan, which means we start "officially" training June 15th for the Nike Women's Marathon October 18th!

And next week I am moving on to bigger and better things. I love my baby iPOD shuffle, but I think its time to graduate to a pretty pink Nano! and Nike+IPOD