Monday, November 22, 2010

The City of Brotherly Love

Once upon a time there were four girls....
One afternoon they decided, via email, it would be fun to run a half marathon in Philadelphia. After months and months of training, only 2 out of the 4 were able to run the half marathon.

However, all four girls arrived in Philly prepared to have a great weekend. The city had more to offer than just a race.

There were beautiful churches...

The bell....
The oldest Post Office in the US....

A ghost tour in a graveyard...
Rocky outside the Art Musuem....
And the best darn food I have ever eaten....



After two days of exploring Philly and tasting some of the most delicious foods, the four girls returned safely home.

And they lived happily ever after!

Well, until Monday morning when they realized their work clothes no longer fit.

But they didn't care, because they had a fun weekend!

The End

9 comments:

Cap'n John said...

Last I heard was Davey Crockett patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell. That bell must be a replica.

I started running (sort of) last week. My 10 y/old son has been running a mile in Gym on Fridays and I was not happy when he told me his time was about 14 minutes. I went out running last week and did a mile myself in 8 minutes (I turned 41 in August, for the record), so the next night (Thursday) I took out the boy. There is a small park a few blocks from home with a running track around it so after a brisk walk to warm up, followed by a bit of stretching (until the second hand on my watch could get around to the 12 ;) we took off. At approx. 2,000 feet per lap we ran 3 laps for a shade over a mile, and with the boy running beside me we eked out those 3 laps in 9 minutes.

"I never knew I could run so fast!" he said to me, after we were done.

At school the next day he was apparently running a pretty good time, right up until he slipped over and skinned his knee. To his credit he got back up and resumed running, (after a bit of hobbling and with blood running down his leg) and he finished with a time of 10m 40s. He was not too happy that he fell over and lost so much time, but as long as he's prepared to run (he was still limping over the weekend) then he should break 10-minutes this Friday.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

You sold me...what was that lovely chocolate thing and where do I get it?

Renee said...

shouldn't two of the four have burned off all the calories when they ran the half marathon...or did I miss where they all chose to eat instead?

Amy in Edmond said...

Sounds like fun. Will went there this summer.

Julie M. said...

So were you one of the two who ran it? How did you do? It looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Yum the food looks good!!!
Sista #1

Gena said...

You have a glamorous life, my friend. And the girl with the green jacket on your left looks way too relaxed and cute with that coat on. I'm guessing she wasn't one of the runners?

OK Chick said...

Cap'n John- Good for you, and that's great about your son. He just needed some motivation.

Waugh- It was a frozen Mocha drink. It was good, and I don't like coffee.

Renee- We all ate, even the non-runners. BUT we also walked many, many miles.

Julie- No I was not one of the runners. I was sick and unable to breath, which is important when running HA!

Gena- Thank you, and yeah the girl in the green was one of the runners. She kicked butt!

TC said...

That sandwich made me miss a sub shop in Denali that made the best philly cheesesteak sandwich I have ever had.

But Philly is closer than Denali. Maybe I should go there to try one!