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 with the Clothespin
Pickle with a Domino (and my sister)
Pickle with Rocky Feet
And some more creative photos:
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...