Thursday, December 30, 2010

Urban Pickle Assault Run

Yes, you read that correctly.  As much as I love my gym, my treadmill, and a my normal exercise routine, I love finding ways to switch it up.  When a colleague of mine told me about the Urban Pickle Assault Run I quickly signed up, and recruited my sister Jessica to join me.

The run was organized by Run the Day.  Each team was given a map, a pickle (well actually, I think it was a cucumber, but close enough) and a phone number.  Our mission was to run around Philadelphia taking photos of our pickle with famous Philadelphia landmarks (Rocky, the Art Museum, Rodin's Thinker, the Clothes Pin, etc.).  We got extra points for any pictures of our Pickle in a Precarious Predicament, Pickles Messing with the Public, or Pickles with bus drivers, police officers, or street vendors.  Once we took our fabulous and creative photos, we texted them to the phone number given to us so they could be judged.  All in all the course was about five miles, but the route we took was up to us!

A few highlights...
First some Philly Landmarks
Pickle at the Art Museum

Pickle at Love Park (with lots of cute kids who volunteered to help us out)!

Pickle with the Clothespin

Pickle with a Domino (and my sister)

Pickle with Rocky Feet

And some more creative photos:

Pickle at the Barber Shop

Pickle with a Police Officer

Pickle with a Biker

Pickle on the Phone

Pickle Slipping on a Banana Peel

Pickle at Subway

Pickle on a Bus

Pickle on a Trolley

Pickle Road Kill

My sister and I had a great time, and best of all, it didn't even feel like exercise!  Sadly, we didn't win, but the Race Directors told us we had the best pictures.  If there's a Pickle Run in your town, I highly recommend you participate!  It certainly won't be boring...

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