Wowzer, this week certainly has flown by!
It was difficult to get back to work after a nice long weekend, but I was quite refreshed after such a wonderful weekend! I did quite a bit of meal planning and prep on Sunday evening, so on Monday morning I was able to quickly leave the house after an early-morning run. After work I quickly headed home and enjoyed some leftovers before heading out to meet up with my cousin. Kevin just moved to Boston over the weekend, so we met up to see a Red Sox game! We had a blast catching up and watching the game. Kevin played baseball in high school, so it was great to watch the game with someone who knew a bit more about the strategy behind baseball. I’ve always enjoyed it, but I learned a lot from him! We were also really lucky that we had seats under the pavilion – two of three “micro-bursts” hit the stadium during the game and people who were exposed got drenched. We got lucky! The sox lost the game, but experiencing Fenway Park is always a blast, and it was great to see Kevin! We took the T home and it ended up turning into a bit of a marathon because of a breakdown, so we didn’t get home until quite late. Well worth it, though!
I skipped a run on Tuesday morning since I was staying at Teddy’s house, so the extra sleep felt nice. I also didn’t pack a lunch since work has such wonderful and health options. That felt like a bit of a treat! After work I headed into Boston again to meet up with some high school friends, Ajay and Sumana. We headed to Ajay’s office, which is just outside of Chinatown, and has an awesome sky-line view! After hanging out at his office for a while we got dinner quite close by. It was so great to catch up with them – Sumana is in medical school in New York, and we don’t see her nearly as often as I wish we could. Ajay is good friends with Teddy so we actually hang out quite a bit, but it was great to get all three of us together! It was the first time that has happened in a good 5-6 years. Crazy how time flies! Hopefully Sumana will be in town again soon.
Another early-morning run started off my day again, but this time I felt very sluggish. I’m not sure if it was the weather or sleep habits or something else, but whatever it was, I had a difficult morning. It was nice to make it to work knowing that my workout was done for the day, though.
Wednesday quickly turned into a hectic day at work, and ended with a team BBQ. The weather was beautiful, and it was fun to spend time with some of my new co-workers in a more relaxed setting. I had to scoot out early though, because Teddy and I were off to another Red Sox game!
A co-worker of Teddy’s dad had some extra tickets at an incredibly low price so we couldn’t pass up the chance to go again! We sat in the State Street Pavillion and had an awesome view of the game. It was a perfect night for baseball – temperatures in the low 80s, and we watched the sun go down while sipping beers. Best of all – they WON! The Red Sox have been having a horrible season and are currently in last place. They came back from a 4-0 deficit in the bottom of the 9th inning. It really doesn’t get much better than that! It was super exciting – we were having a blast even before all that happened! Somehow everything just clicked right at the very end. It really was an evening I’ll remember for a while – the perfect summer night!
I’ve been looking forward to a bit of a “catch-up” day this week – I don’t usually go into Boston after work three nights in a row! It was super fun, but it felt good to catch up on errands this evening. I called my sister, made a quiche for dinner, and was able to relax a bit. I have more excitement planned for this weekend, so having a bit of down-time was just right.
Hopefully this weekend will be just as much fun as this past week has been!