Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 25 Christmas Songs You Can Work Out To

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

I know—it can be hard to get into the holiday spirit with all those year-end deadlines looming. But guys, I have good news: We’re officially in the homestretch, so the end is in sight!

To help you catch the Christmas bug—and fast!—we put together a very special holiday playlist featuring 25 festive tunes we think you’ll be happy to sweat to. So plug in your headphones, hit the trail for a run, and let the visions of dancing sugar-plum fairies begin … now.

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Shane Montgomery Fundraiser 5K Planned This Weekend in Manayunk

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CBS Philly is reporting that there will be a 5K happening in Manayunk on Saturday to help raise money for the Help Find Shane Montgomery fund. It will start at 9 a.m. outside of Goals Fit (4450 Main Street) and be led by Goals Fit owner Kasey Manwaring. The run is free but donations are encouraged.

Schuyler Nunn, owner of Indigo Schuy in Chestnut Hill and co-founder of the iRunTheHill Facebook group, says she will also be collecting optional donations for the Shane Montgomery fund at this weekend’s free Phrosty 5K in the Wissahickon.

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OPINION: Put. The Phone. Down.

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Editor’s note: Green Philly Blog co-founder and editor Julie Hancher has a message for you. In her words, “Put down the damn phone.” Inspired by my intentional two-week vacation from email, she decided to challenge herself (and others) to break their smartphone addiction—both because constantly checking your phone is really tacky when, say, you’re out to happy hour, but also because it’s not good for your brain to be multitasking quite so much. Check out her rant post below. 

When did going out socially turn into isolation?

Have you been out lately and looked around? Maybe thought, “OMG, everyone is on their goddamned phones.”

I’m not being sadistic. I’m talking about the inability of anyone to communicate without a damn phone in their hand. And not just online – I mean, like always being preoccupied with someone else. Or somewhere else. Or someone else’s lives on Facebook, Instagram or email.

Statistically, Americans are using their iPhones more than ever.  It’s not just an observation walking around… uh… anywhere. In January, more Americans accessed the internet from tablets and smartphones rather than their good ol’ computers.

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