Main Liners, you already know where you’ll be getting your free sweat on this weekend. (If you need a reminder, we’ve got info on that here.) But to all our city dwellers, don’t feel neglected: There’s a free workout on the books for you too. Trainers Holly Waters of Fitness Alive and Gwi Murahwa of ITrainStudio are teaming up for a free pop-up boot camp at Race Street Pier tomorrow to raise breast cancer awareness. The only requirement? You must wear pink.
October ’tis the season for prime running weather: You no longer start dripping enough sweat to fill a Big Gulp container the minute you step foot out of your door, and it’s not yet cool enough to enter into hibernation mode. But if a perfectly cool breeze isn’t enough incentive for you to stick to your running schedule, we know what might be: The promise of food, beer and/or coffee at the finish line.
Sold? Thought so. And these Philly running groups, perfect for the food and beer-driven among us (my hand is raised), each end with at least one item on that list. Read up, foodies!
• The folks at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, right here in Philly, have figured out why your recycling bin is overflowing with Lacroix cans (coconut flavored, if you’re like me — so good): According to a study, to be published in the journal Plus One, cold carbonated beverages are the ultimate thirst quenchers, scientifically speaking. By the way, word to the wise: You’re pronouncing Lacroix wrong. [Vice]
Calling all single runner friends! Nearly a year ago now, I asked the question: Where the heck are the singles running groups in Philly? Well, there still aren’t any running groups for singles in Philly (that I know of, at least), but there is a singles run going down tonight. Which means you have just enough notice to grab your running shoes after work and not enough notice to obsess over how you’ll introduce yourself to what could be your future hubby/wife/Netflix partner for life. Perfect, right?
Fact: Sober dancing is not for everyone. I get it. But if you are one of the brave yoga-loving souls who isn’t afraid to get your booty pop on without a few pre-booty popping beers, then you’re going to want to go here to tell the folks at Daybreaker that you really (really, really, REALLY) want them to bring one of their early-morning yoga-and-dance parties to Philly.
• According to running experts, if you aren’t paying attention to the way you lace up your running shoes — whether you pull the laces up or out; whether or not your laces are twisted; and so on — you’re doing it all wrong, and you could be screwing with your performance. [Washington Post]
For this week’s video in Ploome’s #Homeschooled Virtual Workout Challenge (Have you been getting your sweat on every day? Color us impressed!), the ladies from Ploome are showing us all how to mimic an apparatus Pilates workout at home (while building killer abs and agility), no apparatus needed. Yeah, it’s pretty cool.
Last week, the American Psychological Association reported that, according to their annual Stress in America survey (which included a question about the election this year), more than half of adults in the U.S., regardless of political party, felt very or somewhat stressed by the election.
Raise your hand if you’re surprised? No one? Okay. So you know what many of us could all use? Some mindful meditation. If you’re thinking, “Uh, yeah, like I’m going to do that myself,” note that you don’t have to.
I rant about needing to save more money a lot. Like, so often that the minute my friends hear the sound “muh“ start to come out of my mouth, I can see their eyes roll into the backs of their skulls as they devise an escape plan. I don’t blame them: Anything is better than talking about someone else’s budget. Especially when said person is talking about their diminishing bank account while clutching a $7 bottle of kombucha in one hand and picking at pieces of outrageously expensive granola with the other.
And this is pretty much what I am doing at all times. Shameless, I know.
See, my (and my bank account’s) problem is that I can’t not buy the $7 kombucha if I pass it in Whole Foods. “Treat yo’self,” I tell myself … every single week. Do you know what $7 times four is? I mean, of course you do, but I’ll tell you anyway: That’s nearly $30 a month spent on KOMBUCHA. And that’s if I only buy one per week which never actually happens.
So, how do I reach my goal of actually putting more money into savings? Well, as Science of Us reports, a new study to be published in Social Psychological and Personality Study suggests that I should just avoid Whole Foods — and anywhere else that slings overpriced kombucha and the other artisanal health food products that eat away at my funds — altogether. (Insert all the bawling emojis here.)