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MIT student blogger Mitra L. '07

Back Bay 5K by Mitra L. '07

Cool running... so cool that my legs were numb. (11 pictures)

As I wrote in a previous entry, I signed up to run the Back Bay 5K last Saturday. Results here.

I very intelligently chose to walk across the bridge in flip-flops. For those of you who were not at MIT last weekend and aren’t aware, it was rather chilly. And by “rather,” I mean “freaking.”

While Sam ’07 pins on his bib, I warm up my hands…

…so I can pin another bib on Veena ’06. Don’t let our smiles fool you. It is freezing.

I attempt to curl up to conserve warmth (not tie Sam’s shoelace) as Melis ’08 laughs at me in her warm, warm sweatshirt. I hate you, Melis. (But you do have beautiful eyes :P )

I went on a warm-up jog and when I came back, everyone had lined up to start. Not cool, people.

We had a very nice view of the Esplanade while running.

Here, some of the organizers tally the results.

No post-college, pre-50 female runners stuck around for awards, so Sam got one of the prizes. Have fun with your free fitness consultation, bud.

Our BU friend Jessica ’08 — thanks for the pictures!

It is freezing, but we are happy =) The Boston Marathon is going DOWN.

6 responses to “Back Bay 5K”

  1. Shammi says:

    Wow, the poster above is called Armand? As in the Armand Banderas plays in An Interview With The Vampire? Cool! Mitra, you are cute!

  2. Armand says:

    Hey mitra!! Glad you had fun at the race. And yay for Melis’ beautiful eyes! It’s true?!……I was the dork at the blogger party that said that. I emailed you the picture of us =). I had so much fun at CPW! For sure I am coming to MIT so maybe I shall see you, Melis, and her beautiful eyes in the fall!! Yay……

  3. gokul says:

    glad u enjoyed.

  4. Angelina says:

    wow, it looks like you guys were having lots of fun regardless of the coldness…

  5. Melis says:

    Armand and Shammi sure have a way with the ladies!

  6. Timur Sahin says:

    Haha! :D. Was fun finally getting to meet you.

    By the way, my friend here in biology class thinks you’re quite the looker.