April 19, 2012

Running across the river

 I've been a functioning sick person for five days.  Today was the first day that I didn't feel like someone tried to take a razor to my throat. I told my friend Megan that it was as if someone give me a "sick menu" and I ordered "the works."

So I figured  go "full-throttle" as I laced my sneaks for the first time in a few days.  To the Ben Franklin bridge!

I had only run the 9,573 ft bridge once before in my 11 years of living in Philadelphia. My work-out buddy Jonny had never done it. We started out our run not knowing whether or not we would make it across the bridge. We commenced running at 8th and Catherine. By the time we arrived at the western stretch of the bridge we had enough energy to cross. So we did. It was awesome. Try it sometime.

I just found out that they have a bridge race in the fall to benefit the Larc- a non-profit special education school for disabled childred. During this race you get to run across the main drive of the bridge as opposed to running on the side of it. Looks like I have plans on November 4th.

1 comment:

  1. I was supposed to run last fall but got sick last minute. still haven't even been on the walkway yet. surprising fact!