I hate to sound like a hipster, but the 2012 Broad Street Run (in comparison with the 2010 and 2011 events) seems to have gotten too popular for its own good. Apparently everyone is a runner now. And while I’m happy to see people getting healthy and taking up such a wonderful hobby, the masses made this year’s BSR a bit of a logistical nightmare. Continue reading
Since I last blogged, I’ve been very diligent in keeping up with a very strict and miserable diet to help me quickly lose a little bit of the weight I’ve put on during my forced running hiatus. It’s been very difficult eating basically the same thing for lunch and dinner every day. It’s fine to stick with it for a week or two in a pinch, but after a while I just need a change of pace. I figured a visit to Jar Bar for lunch yesterday would be a perfect way to have a healthy meal, but get out of the house to do it. Continue reading
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Broad Street Run. It’s a 10-miler through the city, down Broad Street, as the name implies. Not only is the course fast and easy, but this feels like a real Philly event. A number of Philly sports mascots make an appearance; you’re likely to spot Ed Rendell high fiving runners along the course; you run past Temple, City Hall, and the stadiums; you cross the finish line past the Navy Yard, where you’re greeted with water ice and soft pretzels; and then you hop on the BSL to head home.