If you have visited Philadelphia, if you are a runner you probably threw this as a top thing to do on your list. Heck, even if you aren't you probably just had to do it too.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the 72 steps leading up towards it became famous from the ROCKY movies, as he ran up the steps to the "Gonna Fly Now" song.
When I did it, I of course had to run up the steps and then give my best "Rocky" pose and flex those arm muscles for my picture!
I should have wore headphones and ran to the song, but I didn't:)
Then when you're done, go get your photo taken with the bronzed Rocky Statue!
Would I travel all the way to Philly just to run up the steps? Probably not, but when I went there to run the Philadelphia Marathon, which is an awesome race!
The race actually begins and ends right near the famous steps. When I did it, they were of course playing the Rocky themed music as you passed the area!
I know you hear the tune in just about every single marathon out there, someone plays it. But this was the one time, that I was like, right on, let it play!!!
Of course, no I didn't run up them that morning before the race:) Which might have been less tiring. I decided to wait until after the race, get cleaned up and stop by and run up them before I went to dinner.
Where my legs tired? I just ran 26.2 of course they were! But that is no reason to be lazy, besides a little walking and running the evening after a marathon helps you recover faster!
If you go, I'd suggest bringing a friend to take your picture! This time, I brought my fabulous mom. Even she couldn't resist running up the steps, posing for a photo too, awesome!
(Sorry the picture quality on these was terrible!)
Have you run the famous "Rocky" steps?
If you find yourself in Philly, will you take the quick side trip to do it?
Have you run the Philadelphia Marathon? Did you love it?