For some reason, I always think of my weekend as only Friday & Saturday. Sunday is a day for church, cleaning, grocery shopping, and preparing for the week ahead, so I’m usually a pretty unsocial person on Sundays. Not this weekend – we had a jam packed 3 days and I’m excited to share it with you.
Kyle, my friend Angelica, and I bought a Groupon for a 90’s themed 5K about a month ago. Friday morning, I thought it’d be a good idea to check out the details like where was it going to be? When do I need to get my packet? And most importantly, what’s in the goody bag?? The website called out very clearly – You must get your packet Friday between 11AM – 8PM because there is no day-of registration.
Last minute, Kyle & I plan to meet Angelica downtown for packet pick-up & dinner at Nomad’s, our favorite pizzeria in Philadelphia. Nomad’s has 2 locations, one in South Philly, and one in Center City. We had never eaten at the Center City restaurant, and I’m glad we did.
First of all, we learned there is a happy hour 4-7PM. $6 for a personal size margherita, $7 for personal size spicy sausage or spicy sorpressata (our all-time favorite), and $4 craft draft beer special (this time it was Flying Fish seasonal). We ordered a large Spicy Sorpresata (Roman style crust is a must!), personal size Spicy Sorpresata, and 3 of the draft beers. Highly recommend stopping by here!
The next morning was “race day”. Dubbed, “The Freshest 5K on the Planet”, it was awesome to people watch and talk about nostalgia! We saw Bayside Tigers T-shirts (Saved by the Bell anyone?), Blue Barracuda & Purple Parrot shirts, Toon Squad jerseys, tie dye, scrunchies, and more all while jamming out to 90s greatest hits like Spice Girls and Hootie and the Blowfish.
The race was fun, but hot! And considering this is Kyle’s second 5K ever (with the first being the Color Run), he did great and finished without stopping!
At the end you got a fanny pack filled with Pop Rocks, slap bracelet, War Heads, & Fruit Rollup and to drink – Tang & Kool Aid. It was awesome.
We followed the 5K up with brunch at Cafe Lift by Angelica’s apartment. It was incredible. It’s a cute urban cafe located on N 13th Street, just north of City Hall. The only negative was that they wouldn’t serve outside despite having tables & chairs set up.
For brunch Angelica & I shared the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberries, whipped cream & honey and the Butter & Toast special with 2 sunny eggs, avocado, thick cut bacon, served on Italian toast smeared with garlic butter. Kyle opted for the French Toast special with peanut butter, bananas & strawberries. It was delicious, but too heavy for me!
After brunch, we walked down to Rittenhouse Square to catch the farmer’s market & went into Barnes & Noble to figure out what book we should read for our newly formed book club (currently consisting of Angelica & I but open to whoever wants to join…).
Saturday night, Kyle had gotten us tickets for the Philadelphia Union game from work because it was fireworks night! I must say, I have been the best wife ever with the amount of soccer games I’ve watched live & on TV. I loved the World Cup, but excited it’s over. Unfortunately (fortunately?) we may be going to ANOTHER Union game on Wednesday…
Sunday was a day spent with chores & prep for the week and ended with hosting dinner for some friends & catching up on all of our adventures, from Brazil to Italy we had plenty of stories to catch up on! It was such a great way to end a busy weekend – and here’s to hoping next weekend will be a LITTLE more relaxing!