According to my AccuWeather app, Saturday was a “fair” day for outdoor fitness. I couldn’t disagree more! It was a picture perfect day for a run between two states and some great views of the City of Brotherly Love, courtesy of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. If you haven’t tried running the bridge, I would highly recommend it. This 3+ mile round trip from PA to Jersey has a pretty steep incline — bonus — hill work with a view! The exhilaration you get as you try to keep up with, not just the other runners, but the cars whizzing by, can’t be beat. Also, the views are spectacular. Here’s a peak…
View looking south of I-95 Walt Whitman Bridge looking south along the Delaware River
On the road to Camden with Philly skyline behind me!
After the bridge, a trip to Philadelphia Runner was next on the agenda. I love, love, love this store! If you are a runner, this place feels like waking up on Christmas morning when you were a kid. They have everything you could possibly need or want to enhance your running experience — plus a friendly bunch of runners who work here and enjoy sharing their knowledge. I gotta thank Philadelphia Runner who shared the love and gave a $15 off coupon when you spend $75 to all the Get Your Rear in Gear participants. Bonus! I scored two Asics running skirts and a Nike Dry Fit on the sale rack and was even able to use the coupon! Double Bonus!
Even though fools outfits are encouraged, I will be the best dressed runner at the Manayunk Fools Run on April 5, thanks to Philadelphia Runner. If you are looking for a fun 5K trail run, check this run out. The out and back run is along the Schuylkill River canal in the Manayunk neighborhood in Philadelphia, and ends with a free beer at the after party at Bourbon Blue. The proceeds of the run will go to the Danny Craige Foundation, a cause near and dear to my heart. This Foundation helps Philadelphia area students continue their education.
To register for the 5K, check out www.manayunkfoolsrun.com
To learn more about the Danny Craige Foundation, check out www.dannycraigefoundation.org
Hope to see you at the Manayunk Fools Run on April 5!