Welcome to our new Monday feature, the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.
Name: Jennifer Mercuri
Day job: Bone Marrow Transplant RN
Where she snapped this: Wissahickon Park
What she was doing: Trail running/Getting lost in the beauty of the park.
What she was listening to: Hozier – “Take me to Church.” Loving his voice right now.
Her favorite thing about running in the Wissahickon: I’m not familiar with all the paths out there, but there are many and they are well marked. If you’re in the mood, you could trail run forever. Not knowing where the path may lead makes the run more exciting! Seeing cute dogs enjoying the trail as much as I do is a close second.
Where else she goes for trail runs: My second favorite spot to trail run is Valley Forge Park.
How she stays motivated to sweat: Bring on the energy! I feel revved up after a great run. Using my Nike running app, I can quickly recall how I felt the last time I was on my feet. The app helps you stay in competition with yourself—beating your own records feels so good!
Editor’s note: In the spirit of bringing our community together and helping you guys inspire each other, we wanted to carve out a place on the blog to feature you, our readers, and celebrate all the ways you stay healthy and fit. This is our way to give a virtual high-five to Be Wellers who are sweating up a storm, making deliciously healthy meals, trying new adventures, and having all kinds of fun in and around Philly. So we want you to send us your healthiest, happiest selfies—tag ’em #BWPSelfie on Instagram and Twitter, or email them—and we could feature you in an upcoming edition. To see our previous selfies, go here.
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