Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My (Half Crazy) Weekend in Pittsburgh

In case you weren't aware, I'm only half crazy, not full blown crazy, just half.

We spent this past weekend exploring Pittsburgh. We took the incline to Mt. Washington...

...where we took in some incredible views...

...and ate a little ice cream.

We had a wonderful time visiting a great city.

But then at 5:30 on Sunday morning, I woke up, ate a big breakfast, and headed downtown ...

...to become a Runner of Steel.

I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, because like I said, I'm only half crazy.

It was a hot morning and I finished the race 2 minutes faster than my last half marathon.  Two minutes feels like an eternity at the end of 13.1 miles!

To celebrate the race and my time, we had lunch at Primanti Bros.

If you have never heard of Primanti Bros, it is a Pittsburgh attraction, because their sandwiches are stuffed ridiculously high with your choice of meat (I chose ragin' cajun chicken), cole slaw, and french fries...IN the sandwich, not on the side.

I ate the WHOLE sandwich.

So maybe I am full blown crazy, but it was worth every single bite!

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  1. Hello I am popping from SITS, Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love your sandwich looks yummy but never heard of French Fries in a sandwich... thanks for sharing...

    1. I highly recommend the fries IN the sandwich. Tasty and efficient all at once!

  2. Congratulations on finishing 2 minutes faster! That is fabulous! I have just starting "running" (walking/jogging would be a better term for me!), and I can't even imagine running that distance! :) I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend, and by the way, you deserved to eat the WHOLE thing! :)

  3. We did a family trip to Pittsburgh last summer. We rode the incline and we rode the Duck Boat (highly recommend it)! We also visited the Pittsburgh Zoo. My company's headquaters is in Pittsburgh so I have eaten at Primanti Bro's many time, delicious! Great job on your half marathon!

    1. We saw the Duck Boats, but just ran out of time. They looked like fun though. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I wasn't thinking this was crazy at all until I got to the fries in the sandwich part... :-)

    But who knows...I've never really tried it...


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