Thursday, June 27, 2013

100th Post - Color Me Rad Philly

When I logged on to post this I realized it was my 100th blog post!!  Who knew I would last this long LMAO.  I was planning on my next post was going to be my Huma review/giveaway but for 100 I wanted it to be special and so I chose my Color Me Rad Philly post for it because it was a great weekend!!

I headed down to Baltimore on Friday after work.  Thank goodness I didn't leave before the best visitor EVER came to see me!!

This is Brooklyn she owns my running friends Kate and Dave :)

I had a test on the following Tuesday so I knew I would have to study in the airport just like I did for Color Me Rad Tampa.....LOL  My flight was delayed but only by an hour so not too bad.


More Business Law......
I got down to Baltimore and after Gabby picked me up we headed over to a casino for dinner and penny slots with our friend Paul.  We had such a good time but knew we needed to be up early to head up to Philly.  I was reunited with my boyfriend Artie once we got back to Gabby's



After getting up to shower and pack on Saturday we went to breakfast and headed up to Philly.  We went to a diner in Rockville that was AH MAZE ING!  I had the vegan coconut caramel french toast with strawberries....OMGOMG!







After breakfast we headed up to Philly, we were staying at the Marriott right near the Reading Market.  Once we got there we called Dave.  This is a fun part of the story.  Dave and I were friends when we were in 2nd and 3rd grade in a small town in upstate NY.  I moved to Long Island right after 3rd grade was over but thanks to Facebook we reconnected awhile back and when Gabby moved to Maryland we decided to do the Color Me Rad in Philly and I posted about it.  Dave said he wanted to join us so we finally met up again after 30 years!!!  He took us to pick up our packets and then showed us around Philly for the day.  I wanted to see the building with ants on it and he delivered.





He then took us to see this awesome place called the Magic Garden we didn't go inside but just the exterior is amazing.  I have never seen anything like it. 







After that we met up with some of my friends Aaron and Lyra who moved to the Philly area not too long ago so we had dinner.  We then wandered around China Town for awhile.  It was just really nice to hang with friends.  We had to get to bed pretty early because we needed to get up early for the run.  I remembered the traffic from both Brooklyn last year and Tampa last month.




Got up early grabbed some tea from the Starbucks in the lobby and headed over to the Please Touch Museum.  There was ZERO traffic so we were there early.  We were meeting two more friends but we found them fast and headed to the start line.  It was cloudy and it sprinkled a few times but it was great that it was not sure hot like it was expected to be.  This was Dave's first ever 'race' so he was super excited we all were.






The run itself was really nice, the trail it was on was great.  The color station volunteers were awesome with the color and encourages us to roll in the color on the ground and also left some of the boxes unattended so we would have our own little color fights.





BEST.DAY.EVER





We hung out for awhile after to take pictures and just hang out before Stefanie and Kevin were leaving.

Best college roommates EVER!



3rd grade to 40 Thanks Facebook.
Jazz Hands

After the run we headed back to our hotel to shower and change.  We then went to get cheessteaks, ice cream and wander Philly for a bit longer.  Gabby and I then headed down to Baltimore.  We had some snacks, hit the aquarium and then she showed me where Charm City Cakes was.  Then a quick flight home and back to work Monday.

Do you still hang out with anyone from elementary school?  
How about your college roommate?


18 comments:

  1. I met my best friend Allison in kindergarten. She still comes over to my parent's house for Chanukkah every year.
    I also see my college roommate once or twice a year since we're both in the SCA. She lives near Middletown, so I get to see her when I go to events in Peekskill.

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  2. Small world! I was at the same exact race. I was in town visiting a grade school friend. It was so much fun but it felt like you rolled in sidewalk chalk after. Did you get stained or did that color come off well for you? Since I sweat a lot when I do anything physical I was stained blue, pink and purple from my next to my stomach. Good luck with your marathon training! I'll be doing my first 10K and 9 miler late this year so I'll be training hard too (although not marathon hard!).

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    1. It is always a tough time to get it off where I sweat lol. What a crazy small world!!

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  3. Congrats on your 100th post. I hope I have the tenacity to get to 100 :-). Looks like you had a blast at Color Me Rad. I am doing it again this year with some of my college friends. I can't wait to run it. What a fun and no pressure event.

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    1. Color Runs are just so fun!! I love them!!! I have another here in NY on the 7th! Then back to Baltimore for a water/foam run!!!

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  4. I met people in the G&T program in 4th grade and we've been friends ever since. And I'm still friends with a few of my college roommates. They're all over the country now, so we don't get to see each other, so FB helps a lot!

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  5. Happy 100! You got some great pictures and some great color on you, wow! Sometimes I see pics from these events and people barely look like they got any of the powder - not you!! :)

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    1. The color is the point right? I didnt get much in Tampa but in Philly they were awesome!!! I did roll around on the ground at the orange station too :)

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  6. Happy 100th post! And the trip and run looked like a whole lot of fun!!!

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  7. Next time I'm in Philly I need to go to The Magic Gardens, looks amazing! Glad you had fun!

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    1. I want to go back and go in......it was so beautiful!!

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  8. Congrats on your 100th post!!! Looks like you had an awesome time!!!

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  9. Oh fun!!!! I don't see anyone from hs....and only a few from college. But my college friends are not runners. BOO!

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    1. One ay maybe they will be....none of us were until our late 30's :)

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