This week’s adoptable running dog Jake, currently waiting for his forever home at PAWS, is an energetic Lab-Terrier puppy who is just too freakin’ cute for words. So, I’ll let the pictures below do the talking. Read more »
If you ran the Philadelphia Marathon this past weekend, then you are familiar with the dreaded hill that takes you from Martin Luther King Drive to the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park. As Carl Ewald, the executive director of the ODDyssey Half Marathon, tells us, “Every Philly runner knows it.” And, as he points out, they mostly describe it using curse words that can’t be printed here. But as he says, “We want the running community to take ownership and pride in it instead of swearing at it.” So the ODDyssey Half Marathon, in which runners also work their way up the hill, is putting on a contest to name it. And there are perfect-for-running prizes involved! Read more »
I am not the kind of person who likes to get wet. I’ve said it before: Water sports are not my thing; I hate showering (but don’t worry, I still do it); and I am not the most advanced swimmer. So, what urged me to call Russ Stewart, owner of Fishtown’s Flotation Philly, and tell him that I really, really wanted to try floating — where you float in a pod or tank filled with salt water for anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes in order to relax or recover from a brutal workout (Hey, marathoners!) — is honestly beyond me. But this past Thursday, that’s exactly where I found myself — and surprisingly, I kind of loved it. But I also kind of hated it, too. Read more »
Am I the only one who feels like Thanksgiving snuck up on us this year? I’m guessing it has something to do with the fact that it just started to feel like fall yesterday. But whatever the reason, the fact that it is already Thanksgiving week has me completely thrown. (Can you tell that I’m probably not prepared?)
If you, too, are starting to get stress hives about how on earth you’re going to put together a feast for 10 — so many sides, so many pies, so many drinks AND a turkey?! — without quitting your day job, like, right now, relaxxxx. Below you’ll find five ways to make the prep for all those sides, pies and drinks less painful. Happy cooking! Read more »
Yesterday, about 30,000 runners took to the streets to tackle the Philadelphia Marathon and the Philadelphia Half Marathon, and a bunch more lovely humans lined the streets to cheer them on with some fantastic signs. So first off, big round of applause for everyone who ran — I sure hope you treated yourself to a chocolate croissant this morning because you deserve it. And secondly, big round of applause for the spectators. I’m sure plenty of runners would’ve collapsed well before the finish line were it not for all your encouraging marathon-related “Your mom” jokes and T-Rex costumes. Seriously.
Below, our favorite signs from this year’s race. Get ready to chuckle. Read more »
This week’s adoptable running dog is a very young guy (eight months old!) who is waiting for someone to come scoop him up from ACCT for rescue, foster or adoption. He’d be a pretty cute pup to sneak turkey scraps to under the table this Thanksgiving, am I right? Learn more about him below.
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• For all our Lululemon addicts out there, the brand has a limited-edition Black Friday collection, available online and in stores the day after Thanksgiving. Just be warned: Unlike most Black Friday goods, the stuff doesn’t come cheap. A pair of reflective running leggings will run you nearly 300 bucks. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
Looks like workout/brunch hybrids are officially a thing, and we are not mad about it all. A few weeks ago, we told you about a new monthly yoga-and-breakfast club at Hydro+Pose, and weeks before that, Animo hosted a yoga-and-brunch class at their Center City location. Now, Animo has a few more fitness-and-brunch shindigs coming up, and Lisa Ransing from Full Moon Fare (Remember her? She was behind this Namaste for Dinner yoga series.) is teaming up with South Kensington’s new Paperbox Yoga Studio for a yoga class followed by brunch in December. See? I told you workout/brunch hybrids are officially a thing.
Below, all the info on the upcoming sweaty brunch gatherings at Animo and Paperbox. Go, sign up to get your sweat (and mimosa) on. Read more »
• Fact: We all probably all need to wash our sheets more often. According to experts, we should all be washing them once a week. (Insert the ashamed-monkey emoji here.) But what’s more interesting is probably when we don’t necessarily need to wash them — like after fighting off a cold. Who knew? [Yahoo Health]
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Aaaaand it’s official: You, dear readers, have chosen our 2015 Health Hero Challenge winner! Last night, we announced the winner at our end-of-contest party at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and, boy, was it a cry fest. But along with being a cry fest, the party was also a great gathering of our Health Hero Challengers, along with past semifinalists and winners, all of whom are working to make the Philadelphia region a healthier, happier place to be. Read more »