Philadelphia by Foot

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 :)

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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 :)


  1. 1

    Miss you guys too!!! :) And I miss Philly of course ;)

  2. 2

    Great pictures and post. Can’t wait to hear about the wine tasting.

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    Jen Robinson says

    Sorry about bailing on the forest tonight- not sure you’re going to miss me burying my face in your back because I’m so scared though :)

  4. 4

    Great to see you and thanks for posting that gross picture of us!

  5. 6

    Glad you got a chance to run the BF bridge — I just did that this afternoon as the end of my long run. I had to post because Old City is my neighborhood! :) Have a great rest of your weekend!

  6. 7

    Glad you enjoyed the City of Brotherly Love! Hope the Haunted House wasn’t too much for you two… :-)

  7. 8

    Looks like it was a BEAUTIFUL run! I’m jealous!

  8. 9

    Looks like a gorgeous day. Enjoy your hot date!

  9. 10

    Yay my hometown! Gotta love the philly hoagie rolls! Have fun!

  10. 11

    ooooh I love the look of that veggie sammie!!!

  11. 12

    What a fun run! Wow they sure stuffed a lot in that sub! Yum!! :)

  12. 13

    Great pics of Philly! Check out the great Asian food right in Chinatown – just head west on Race from the Ben Franklin Bridge. Used to live at 1010 Race! Heard there were fun dragon boat races on Schuylkill River over by the Art Museum. Always something fun to do in the City of Brotherly Love!

  13. 14

    My running group always goes to La Locanda del Ghiottone before the Philly Distance Run! Too random that you snapped a pic of it.

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