My allergic reaction seems to have subsided. I guess all I needed was Benadryl, macaroni and cheese, and a good nightâ€™s rest. My arms still look sunburnt, but I feel fine. Thank goodness!
We got room service for breakfast:
Steel cut oatmeal with brown sugar and bananas.
We stayed at Le Meridien, a very swanky hotel in Center City Philadelphia. This is actually my second time staying here, and I would highly recommend it! Great location, cool dÃ©cor, and wonderful room service. Heh. Weâ€™re switching to the official wedding hotel for tonight, which I hear is equally amazing.
Rooms are normally $250-ish but we snagged a spot for $120 through Priceline! Love that website.
In fact, Le Meridien is so cool that they have a Fitness Centre, not a fitness center. Swank all around.
I worked up to 7.5 mph sprints and held that speed for a full minute. I was pretty proud of myselfâ€¦ it was hard, but I held on! I find itâ€™s easier to hold a sprint when youâ€™re listening to really good music and can zone out â€“ and you canâ€™t stare at the clock on the treadmill! Watching the seconds slowly tick down is like torture.
Megan introduced me to The Cataracts station on Pandora. Itâ€™s perfect running music. I play it on my iPhone.
Fun giveaway for you guys!
While I was pounding out my 5K this morning, I was thinking how the 5K distance is so perfect for runners of all levels and experiences. If youâ€™re totally new to running, a 5K race is ideal because you can train for it in just eight weeks using a program like Couch to 5K. If youâ€™re more experienced, a 5K race is a great distance to test your speed. And if you just want to be active and have fun, a 5K provides a challenge without being too much of a commitment.
So â€“ Iâ€™m giving away an entry to ANY 5K. Thatâ€™s right â€“ if you win, name your 5K and Iâ€™ll buy you a race entry.
Simply leave a comment telling me what running means to you. Why do you run? Why do you want to get started? Iâ€™ll pick a winner tomorrow morning.