I even talked some of the girls into joining me.
The run was fabulous. So many great YA supporters were there. I managed to run the whole 5K (my first!) and I only got color in my eye once.
But no trip to Philadelphia is complete without a few staples -- especially if the people you're with are newbies to the city.
When we arrived in Philly, we checked into our hotel (the Holiday Inn near the stadium, which was super convenient and a great choice for the run!).
Then we headed to one of my favorite places: Elfreth's Alley.
There was some peering down alley ways.
Then we were off to get some dinner.
Obviously we needed to have Philly Cheesesteaks.
We hopped over to Sonny's on Market St and snagged an outside table.
Then, even though it was dark, we walked to Penn's Landing and looked out over the water.
And then passed Independence Hall where we also spied the Liberty Bell from behind some glass.
All in all it was an awesome night. The only thing left after the Color Run the next day was Rita's.