Living in a city like Philly, touring a greenhouse isn’t a normal weekend activity. But this weekend, Riverwards Produce — the new oh-so-cute (and always well-stocked) garage-turned-produce market in Fishtown — will have a mobile greenhouse on deck. Yes: A mobile greenhouse. Cool, right?
• Colds are the WORST. And I — a human who will catch a cold from anyone within a three-mile radius who has even an inkling of the sniffles — am all for tricks to end a cold as quickly as possible. (Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have a job.) And apparently, according to a new meta-anaylsis, zinc lozenges may shorten the life of a seven-day cold by THREE whole days. Costco, here I come. [Men’s Health]
We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the Philly 10K is right around the corner, people. The end-of-summer race is coming up this Sunday, August 28th, and while we’re sad that summer is clearly coming to a close, we are OH so happy for the big day. Below, everything you need to know before the race — including where to find a blowout party for the entire Philadephia running community this Friday and Saturday.
Calling all our spontaneous runner friends out there! The Philadelphia Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon and 5K are hitting the streets of Philly in just a few weeks — on the weekend of September 17th, to be exact — and we happen to have a discount code for you to put toward registration. You know, if you feel like adding a last-minute half marathon to your fall plans. (Or a less hives-inducing 5K.)
A few weeks ago, we told you guys about City Fitness’s plans to open a 40,000-square-foot fitness club at 18th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City, which they’re calling City Fitness Center City West. Obviously, 40,000 square feet is a LOT of space, and marketing director Tom Wingert mentioned they’d be filling it with all sorts of good stuff aside from gym equipment, including retail offerings. But one thing we weren’t expecting to see on that list? A co-working space. So I was surprised when, this morning, I got a press release from City Fitness saying that, yes, among perks like executive locker rooms and high-end cardio and strength-training equipment, the new fitness club will also feature “a fully equipped co-working space — the first of its kind amongst Philadelphia’s fitness clubs.”
There isn’t much better incentive to get your heart rate up in the great outdoors come fall than the promise of catching a good glimpse of the season’s lovely, Hallmark-card-worthy red, orange and yellow leaves, are we right? And one of the very best spots to take them in? The Wissahickon, of course. And this fall, Friends of the Wissahickon is challenging everyone to put on their hiking boots, bike helmets and running shoes and tackle ALL of the Wissahickon’s trails — that would be over 50 miles of them — with their All Trails Challenge. Just think of all the Instagram-worthy, fall-leaf-filled photo ops!
Raise your hand if the thought of shopping the aisles of a brand spankin’ new grocery store gives you ALL the excitement-induced butterflies. Same. Which is why, as I type this, I keep having to hold back screeches of joy (I can’t be that office mate). Here goes: This Friday, August 26th, Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market is opening its second Philly-area location at 1631 Kings Highway North in Cherry Hill. Excuse me while I go let out a big “Eeeeeeee!”
• Planning on braving the post-work nightmare that is Trader Joe’s at 6 p.m. on a Monday? First off, let me just say: You are a hero. And secondly, before you head to TJ’s, you should read through this list of the best vegan finds in the store’s aisles and update your shopping list accordingly. [POPSUGAR Fitness]