Cherry Blossoms in Philadelphia

Today has been a crazy day. I can’t believe I only have a month left of school this semester. I have so many tests and projects and then finals to work on in the next few weeks its going to be insane.

I worked this morning, came home and did some school work and then decided to take a break. Apparently a break from work now is apparently going on a 2 hour combo run/walk with a friend. I never really thought I would ever rather run than study, but apparently that’s me now. I would rather run all day and do suicides up and down Kelly Drive than study! Funny how things change.

But it was just such a gorgeously gorgeous day in Philadelphia today, I would have used any excuse just to get outside and get me some of that sunshine!

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An added benefit of going out today on Kelly Drive was that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and they are just gorgeous! I’m so happy I made a last minute decision to bring my camera with me today because the pictures were just fabulous!

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Another added benefit was that it was a random Monday afternoon, so no one was really out. There were people doing their thing on Kelly Drive, but nothing like it is on the weekend when its jam-packed. I love it when I have the sidewalk to myself!

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Look what I found at my turn around point – the Philly Phanatic! I love this guy, as you can see here. I love it when he jiggles his belly!

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The word on the street from my Uwishunu friends is that they are putting these all over the city decorated differently as an art project. Pretty cool if you ask me.

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All the flowers in Philly just popped up at the exact same time overnight I am convinced!

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Today was a different run for me because I had a running buddy with me! My friend who lives in the same apartment as me, Meredith, you all may know her as Ruby’s mom came running with me today! (FYI – Ruby is Jackson’s girlfriend!) Mere is the one who I am running the Cherry Blossom 5K with this weekend!

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Mere is getting back into running and this is her first race back! She did awesome today and totally pushed herself, I know she’s going to rock the 5K on Sunday!

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It was so nice to have a running buddy today! The scenery was just out of this world and it was nice to have someone to gawk over everything with me!

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Seriously, can Kelly Drive get any prettier right now?! March 722 March 723

Am I on a movie screen set right now? This is just too much pretty for me to handle! I wish it would stay this way for us to have our engagement pictures taken with the trees like this!

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Another fun part about running with a buddy is that if you are nice to them, maybe you can convince them to take a few pictures of you running for the blog!

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Thanks Mere!

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Then I got some pictures of Mere rocking it out. Go girl! I wish I wore a pink shirt to match the blossoms, but I didn’t get the memo. Next time I will color coordinate!

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I don’t even have words for half of these pictures. I am so grateful to have this awesome running spot right outside my door! I love it!

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Running with the blossoms made the run go by super fast today. I loved it, and it was an awesome break! When all was said and done I ran 5 miles and walked 3. It was an awesome mid day workout and a gorgeous day to spend outside in the sunshine!

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Attn: Philadelphia Brides

My running buddy Mere is not only Ruby’s mom and a good friend, but she rocks the make-up world! Meredith just won the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Makeup Services and last year she won Best of Philly for Best Makeup Counter. She is totally doing my wedding make-up! I can’t wait!

She’s awesome so if you or anyone you know needs bridal make-up, check out Make-up by Meredith. She will enhance your natural beauty and make you look and feel fabulous!

Stay tuned for my make-up trials for my upcoming engagement party in a few weeks! Mere is going to share some of her awesome make-up tips with me! 


If you missed out on my EnviTote Giveaway and still want to get one for yourself, check out the EnviTote website and enter “Little Dog” to receive 20% off a tote! Enjoy!


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  • Reply Haley April 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Great pics! I miss running on Kelly Drive, have a great race this weekend.

  • Reply ladypurpl April 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, Kelly Drive is gorgeous! You should definitely get out there with fiance and have a few photos taken in the cherry blossoms. You and Meredith looked like you were having fun, good luck this weekend!

  • Reply Kelly April 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Oh wowzers, Kelly Drive looks so beautiful right now! You're so lucky you got out to enjoy the day.

  • Reply amanda April 5, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    okay, i love so much about this post. kelly drive is such a sight.

    i think it's so much fun that there are hidden phanatics all over the city. my friend told me about this the other day. also, a great first game win today!

  • Reply Ashley April 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Kelly Drive is such a great area to run. In fact, part of me really wants to do the Philadelphia Half or Distance run this year in preparation for the NYC Full just because I love running this FLAT area! Everything blossomed in Central Park this week too!

  • Reply RhodeyGirl April 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    so so so pretty. I am loving it out there!

  • Reply RhodeyGirl April 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    so so so pretty. I am loving it out there!

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