Friday Five – “Motownphilly’s Back Again”

March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

“Motownphilly’s back again, Doin’ a little east coast fling” – Boyz II Men

Anyone else love Boyz II Men’s 1991 hit “Motownphilly”? Next weekend I will be tackling my next half marathon, the inaugural Philadelphia LOVE RUN Half Marathon.

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Logo: LOVE RUN

This will be a nice mini-racecation.  Similar to my Friday Five post prior to my Miami Half Marathon, I thought it would be fun to share what I am looking forward to in Philly, running and travel-wise: 

1. The Course – It will definitely be flatter and faster than last week’s Rock ‘N’ Roll USA half marathon. I ran RNR Philly in 2011 and look forward to running a similar route and sharing my race goals.

2. The Touristy Things – I would like to see the Liberty Bell. I saw it maybe 20 years ago, but at age 11 I did not appreciate it as much (plus when you are with your fifth grade class, you are not paying too much attention).

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Photo: National Park Service, Liberty Bell Center

3. The Food – Surprise here? I’ve visited Philly a couple of times over the past few years, and friends have taken me to a few amazing Stephen Starr restaurants.  If that name sounds familiar, Le Diplomate in D.C is part of the STARR Restaurant Group. I will probably stop by Reading Terminal Market as well.

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Logo: STARR Resturants

4. Urban Walking – I’ll be staying close to City Center.  I look forward to walking around the city and exploring.  I’ll make sure not to walk too much though!

5. Friends – Two of my friends from business school live here, so I look forward to catching up with them!

Today I am linking up with Mar, Courtney, Cynthia, and Jill.

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Have you ever run a half marathon in Philly?

Do you have any Philly recommendations? (food, things to do)

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