Friday, March 20, 2009

Ras na hEireann USA

last sunday we ran our annual st. pattys day 5k road race with our good friends catie & steve. the race is called the Ras na hEireann USA, or race of ireland and USA. this is our 3rd year running the race and it's always alot of fun! it takes place in davis square in sommerville, ma. after completing the race runners are welcomed in several different local pubs for free pints of harpoon ipa for 1 hr. our perennial favorite is olde magouns saloon up in ball square.
it's about a 10 min walk from the finish and we always manage to get there in time to get in and grab a few cups of beer before the crowd. this year almost 5000 people signed up for the race so we had to put our game faces on and run hard and fast so we could enjoy our prize! DH (that's darling hubby for you non-bloggers) gave me a little pep talk in the car and i ran a personal best of 30 mins (right on the nose)!! i think he inspired himself too as he also ran a Ras PB of 25:47! catie & steve kicked butt too running somewhere in the 26 min range! to make things even better the weather was sunny and in the 50's! a big change from the snow we had at the start of the race 2 yrs ago!
while we were out running and boozing foster spent the day playing with timber and zeke at ken & beth's place! he must have had a super fun day b/c he crashed when we got home and slept all night! he was diagnosed with kennel cough a few days later and so far i haven't heard that timber or zeke are sick so hopefully ken & beth will still hang out with us and our sickly puppy again sometime! thanks again guys for watching the brown bear!!
foster is doing just fine these days. he's hardly coughing at all anymore now and his eyes seem to be gook-free. he's on the road to recovery!
i will be celebrating the bridal shower and bachelorette of my BF brooke this weekend so hopefully foster & daddy will be up to their own adventures!
have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Yay! See you tomorrow!

  2. Yay for IPA Sunday! A great time was had by all :) And an added bonus- we got to hang out with Foster too! I had so much fun playing with him in the yard. He's such a good boy- you guys must be very proud. Already looking forward to Ras na hEireann 2010!!