Hello! I’m back in D.C. after a wonderful day and night in Philadelphia visiting my college BFF Turner. (We missed you, Kris!)
I maintain that the best way to see a city is running. Turner and I got up early today and went for a 5 mile run through the city and over the Ben Franklin Bridge. It was soo beautiful — amazing views!
I’ve visited her a million times and I can’t believe we’d never done this run together before!
Whew! We were able to maintain an average 9 min/mile pace and finished in about 45 minutes. The hill up the bridge — and back up on the other end — was killer, but so worth it. Plus, what goes up… must come down, right?
Post-run breakfast = a homemade bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on a toasted whole wheat bagel! YUM! Thanks Turner
Other highlights of the weekend included having my first “Vietnamese Hoagie” yesterday — apparently they are really popular in Philly right now!
I got a vegetarian one that came with tofu, carrot, jicama, taro, yam, potato, vermicelli noodles, bean curd, leeks, cilantro, etc.
It was like Pho in a sub!! Soooo good.
And the rest of yesterday was spent enjoying the beautiful city on foot while doing some (window) shopping! It was chilly, but sunny
I’m off to enjoy the rest of this gorgeous Saturday with Matt! I feel like I haven’t seen him in forever! We have a hot date tonight involving wine tasting and a haunted forest