Last day in Philadelphia.

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 in Food

This morning, my alarm was set for 6:30am. I was ready, ready, ready, to run 3.5 miles in the beautiful hotel gym.

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Happy and ready to go!

Run

I even took the iPad to watch a movie.

Running

And then I started running.

And it was terrible.

My hips hurt. My knees hurt. My legs felt heavy. I tried going slow. I tried focusing on the movie. Nothing worked. And then my brain took over and forced me to quit after 11/2 miles. Sometimes you just don’t have it, you know?

Me

Sigh. Post-run, ate some banana chips and coconut water for breakfast.

Breakfast

And then we headed off to the conference. BEAUTIFUL day!

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Philly

Philly

Grabbed a few items from the abysmal conference “breakfast” selection.

Breakfast

We had some more talks. Learned some more things. And then went on a break to tour the museum our conference was being held in.

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Museum

After a few more sessions, we headed out to Fork, Etc. a cute little cafe we were looking to try.

Fork

LOVED it as soon as we walked in.

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Fork

I ordered the 3-sides platter, with quinoa salad, fruit and roasted potatoes.

Lunch

And some lunchtime wine.

Wine

And we got to sit at the window counter and people-watch.

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Counter

Post-lunch, we HAD to go back and experience some of the awesome desserts.

Desserts

And somehow came back with desserts and a slice of this AWESOME pizza.

Pizza

Lunch #2!

Pizza

Heather sliced it four ways.

Pizza

It was fantastic! And then desserts. I got a brownie.

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Brownie

Looked beautiful. Tasted great. Felt dry and crumbly. :( Bummer.

Plates

Headed back for the last few sessions and then did a nice riverfront debrief with my cohorts. And some cherry water ice and soft pretzels.

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Water

Tis our last night in Philly, and OF COURSE, we headed out to get a cheesesteak. Wish me luck!

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