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There are more ways than one to do a 10k, obviously there's the traditional approach of hitting the gym and training yourself up to get the best time you can, but personally I prefer Philadelphian journalist Anna Orso's approach.
Instead of running the route of the Philly 10K she decided she would walk it, what's more she decided to stop off at taco stores along the way. Holy shit, what a hero.
She mapped out the official course and discovered there were loads of taco joints that were either directly on the route or just off it. From there Anna went on a five-hour ramble, as part of which she consumed 14 tacos.
Credit: Joan Brady/ Billy Penn
Writing about her journey for Billy Penn she said: "I thought I was going to be slick this year in my effort to sign up for the Philly 10K.
"I've done it twice before (please clap - no seriously, please, it's the future of my profession), and I'm over paying an arm and a leg to exercise for one hour. So I figured this year, I would wait until just a few days before the fourth annual run through South Philly and Center City to snag a bib from someone who's bailing just before the race.
"Except the other day I was informed that the 'transfer period' to get a bib from someone else ended a couple weeks ago. So I decided, screw that, I'll complete my own Philly 10K and spend my time doing something far better than the perpetually-overrated activity that is running: Eating tacos.
Credit: Anna Orso/Billy Penn
"What followed was a five-hour epic trek through South Philadelphia and Center City that included 14 tacos, a few stops for water and one obligatory margarita."
I'm going to be honest, if I'd have been doing it I'd have had more than the single 'obligatory' margarita - but to each their own I guess.
She also provided reviews of each of the joints she visited, so if you're planning on heading to Philly any time soon then it might be worth checking out the full article here.
I was in New York earlier this year and I'm not shitting you the tacos there made you not want to eat anything else again, so I'm betting she had a brilliant time.
Featured Image Credit: Anna Orso/Billy Penn
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