9 Glorious Miles in Philly

This morning I got up bright today. When I woke up I put on my running clothes right away so I would get out there I would hit that pavement I knew that if I didn’t go for my run right away this morning, I would get distracted!

It was freezing when I got up this morning and I totally bundled up for my run! I need to invest in running gloves because its only going to get colder in Philly as the days go by.

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It was so beautiful out today. I was snapping pictures throughout my entire run and tweeting up a storm! It totally keeps me entertained and makes the miles fly by!

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Usually I run on the other side of the Schuylkill but I went the opposite way on my run today with the hopes of avoiding the sun in my face. What I didn’t take into account was the wind! The second half of my run I was running into the wind for about 3 miles. It was a man down situation!

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So pretty.

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This sign made me laugh because I was not going 35 mph. Haha – I wish!! But it was a nice reminder to keep an eye on my pace!

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Oh hey! Look where we are? Do this spot look familiar??

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Yup – that’s our proposal spot! If that’s not motivating to keep chugging along, I don’t know what is!! 🙂

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Almost halfway there.

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At one point in this loop I run over a bridge, crossing over the Schuylkill. Its a small path with cars flying past me! Slow down drivers!

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The city was so pretty today! Love the skyline.

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My halfway point is the Philadelphia Art Museum, so obviously I have to run up the steps a la Rocky.

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Made it to the top. Got to love having a good time with the self timer on my camera! I love this picture!

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Then I had to stop and pay a little respect to Rocky himself!

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Halfway into the run I added a ZYM tablet to my water. ZYM quickly dissolves in water and replenishes lost electrolytes. It totally gave me a little boost while running – I also love the Berry Flavor. Sometimes I am torn about drinking straight up water or adding something to the water for energy. ZYM is really good and I have had good experiences with it during my longer runs!

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More pictures of the beautiful Fall day in Philly we had here today

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Random berry tree. Anyone know what this is? It’s so pretty! Made me think of Christmas time! Yay!

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Almost home.

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I love all the bridges that I pass on my runs. They are so pretty and its wonderful to see the seasons change around the bridges in pics

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Last mile or so

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I finished 9 miles in 1 hour and 20 miles and felt fantastic! It was a great run and made me feel really good. I plan to get another long run or two in before the Philly Half Marathon in 15 days!

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9 miles baby! Woot Woot! I am aiming to enter double digit land next week. That will be a good place to be pre half-marathon!

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Post run I enjoyed a mango ZICO – Pretty much always my go-to after running beverage! YUM!

I feel so freakin accomplished when I get in a nice long run like that before 10 am! Now I am off to Scranton Pennsylvania to visit my grandma and brother! Should be a nice Friday afternoon!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Lacey Nicole November 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    wow ENERGY! hehehe- nice work. loved the photo recap of your run! and omg that picture of you jumping?!?! that's incredible you did that yourself. total top model quality right there 🙂

  • Reply D10 November 6, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Looks like a beautiful run! Love the picture of you jumping. How fun.

  • Reply Jenny November 6, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    absolutely gorgeous 🙂 what a great way to start our day!

  • Reply C.G. the Foodie November 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    What a gorgeous run!!! I need to start carrying my camera!

    I need every tip you have about running in the cold. I just blogged at Uncovering Me about it because I am training for races that will be in colder regions and my training at home is clearly not preparing me for the weather. Share your tips please!!!!

  • Reply amanda November 8, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    holy moly. just thinking of 9 miles makes my legs achy! power to ya, love muff. of course, the scenery isn't half bad…so much more enjoyable!

  • Reply Charm City Kim November 9, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I love Philly! Its so pretty. Great job on the run!

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