The Checkup: The Very Convincing Case for Slow, Easy Runs

• I’m betting a bunch of you are in getting into the swing of your spring race-training schedule right about now, so consider this your official reminder to take your easy runs very, very seriously. Here, super smart expert advice for just how slow you should go on your easy-run recovery days. (I bet it’s a lot slower than you think!) [CompetitorRead more »

The Checkup: The Diet Habits to Steal from Successful MyFitnessPal Users

• Anyone who’s used the app MyFitnessPal to track their food intake and weight loss knows how addictive it is to record every single morsel you put in your mouth. That’s why culling data from more than 4.2 million MyFitnessPal users is absolutely genius: you can figure it’s probably pretty trustworthy information. To wit: The app makers just released a new report detailing the dietary habits of its most successful users and found that those who lost the most weight also ate more fiber and less meat than other users, among other fascinating findings. [Fast CompanyRead more »

The Checkup: The Surprising Ingredient That Will Make Your Scrambled Eggs Taste Even Better

• I’m a bit of a scrambled-egg fiend — I alternate my breakfasts between eggs and a bowl of oatmeal pretty much every single day — which is why this article about how coconut milk (!) is a total scrambled eggs game changer has me totally intrigued. Have you tried it? [Huffington PostRead more »

New 5-Mile Race Along Manayunk Canal to Benefit CHOP

Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center | Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center | Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the beneficiary of a new race this spring, the 5forChop Run, which will raise funds for the hospital’s Center for Applied Genomics and clinical research on Evans syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease. The race will be held on Saturday, May 21st, and in addition to the five-miler, there will be a one-mile walk and kids’ fun run.  Read more »

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