After last weekend’s quick but jam packed weekend in Philly, I am back with another episode of my Eat, Play, Run chronicles. I am not used to all of this back to back travel and it definitely requires discipline and organization to try to stay on track with my running plan. I knew in advance there would be weather challenges to navigate and food choices to make. Here’s a quick recap of Eat, Play, Run Philly Style.
Eat, Play, Run Philly Style
We hit a lot of traffic Friday afternoon driving in from DC to Philly but made it just in time for our reservation at Zahav. I had the best hummus I’ve ever had at this trendy, hard to get a table at Israeli restaurant. The hummus is so good that numerous foodie writers have posted on how to make it. Check out the technique here and enjoy it for yourself. I munched on a bunch of vegetarian mezze including fried cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts with hazelnuts and broccoli with pine nuts and feta. Best meal I had all weekend and well worth the drive. My photo did not turn out well but here is one from a side of sweet
My husband is from Philly and both he and my son are avid (or rabid) Philly fans. They love all the Philly teams (Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Sixers) and often go up to games together. I was never invited to join in until this weekend when I was invited to tag along for my first ever NFL game. I had been warned about how “intense” the fans in Philly were and I was thrilled to experience it first hand. We scored some field passes and were able to see the players warming up on the field before the game. Those guys are huge! Watching them sprint down the field up close, I was impressed by their athleticism. Even though it was raining, I had the best time. It sure helped that they crushed the 49ers and are now in first place in the NFL.
I knew I wanted to get in a long run while visiting Philly and there can’t be a more iconic route to take than the one that goes right by the Philadelphia Museum Of Art. Could not pass up a chance to run up the famous Rocky steps and then continue on down Kelly Drive and back to the hotel for about a 6.5 mile route. There was a crew regatta going on and the whole area was jam packed full of college kids and their parents. The energy of the crowd and the boost I got from the Rocky steps, made for an incredible run. PS The rest of my family was off eating Cheese steaks while I was running so I kind of feel like I get some bonus points for my discipline. Don’t you agree?
That sums up my weekend of Eat, Play, Run Philly Style. I am headed to San Francisco this weekend and can’t wait to share my adventures there with you next week.
Tell me-How do you find the discipline to keep up your fitness & running while traveling?