Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Philly Rabbit Run + some fun

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When Sean and I sat down to talk about our goals for 2018 earlier this year, fitness and health was at the top. So, when Sean found the Philly Rabbit Run that was taking place late March, in Philadelphia, he suggested we do it. And because it was still so early in the year, I was all ears. Granted, I didn’t think that I would actually be able to do it but it sounded like a good idea. Additionally, Sean's best friend's mom has Parkinson's (which is what the run was for) so it made even more sense for us to do it.

When I was healthier (no leg issues) I did not run any 5Ks so it seemed a little overzealous that with my current condition that 1.) I would even be able to do it and 2.) I would actually want to do it.

Well, I did it. It was hard, it was intense, my legs were burning but I did it and I’ve never felt so proud and accomplished. It was exhilarating and although my time was not amazing it was under 45 minutes which is what I wanted. I actually was aiming for 50 minutes so coming in under 45 minutes was exciting. I also really loved how we encouraged each other throughout the run. We both want to do a few more 5Ks this year so we have to do a little more training that way we can get better time next round.

While we ran it was ridiculously cold and windy so we surprisingly didn’t even break a sweat. We were completely expecting to be sweaty messes afterwards. It was funny that within minutes of us being done with the run, it got so much warmer and ended up being such a nice day. No one began or ended the run hungry as there was a ton of food to eat. It was also great to listen to all those around us who were doing what they could to fight this disease.

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All those who participated were given rabbit headbands.

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Two Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders were there taking pictures and signing autographs so I was excited to get a picture although Sean couldn't be bother to ensure that it wasn't blurry! ;)

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After the run we went down to South Street & walked around. With just a little tease of warmer weather people were eating outside and walking about. We stopped at Ishakibbles for lunch & both agreed that Jimmy Gs cheesesteaks are better. We also got a drink to share at Fat Tuesdays. We stopped for a few records & loved the store and intend to go back again.

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It was such a fun day and felt like we were on a little vacation.
It's nice when you can feel like that just an hour away from home.

6 comments:

  1. You are AMAZING for doing that!! Also your photo make the city look so pretty!

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  2. I love that you both did this!! A Philly cheesesteak is one of my favorite things and now you have me craving one!! Aside from it being chilly and windy, it looks like you had a nice day. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  3. Look at you! Running! Running will change your life and your body, and because you know the effort involved you will always feel accomplished when you've completed a run. You'll be "I did that" and guess what, this transfers to other areas of your life. "I ran 3 miles the first time in under 45 minutes...woohoo What's stopping me from going to the next level at work?!"
    See how this works? Can you tell that I'm a runner, even though right now my knee bothers me?
    I'm done but I'm glad you and Sean did this. My husband won't run (he says he's a sprinter). :)

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  4. First of all you two are adorable and I loved all the photos.I especially love seeing other towns and cities. I officially wants a Philly for lunch. I’ve never done a run/walk marathon- but everyone looks like they have a good time- especially when you get to dress up (and its for a good cause).

    Good job on doing it! You should be very proud of yourself. You did wonderful. Why do I not move more?! I have no excuse.

    What records did you pick up ?!


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  5. aw! I do not know where to put your head! between the food, your white jeans, the pictures! I really like !
    bisous :D

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  6. 'll on the blurry picture. That's totally my hubby too. Congrats on completing a 5k. You did it!

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