Born to Run Author Christopher McDougall Leading Philly Run to Promote New Book

Christopher McDougall | Photo via Facebook

Christopher McDougall | Photo via Facebook

Here’s your chance to pound the pavement with the guy who literally wrote the book on running: Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run, is coming to Philly on Thursday, April 23rd for a fun run followed by a shindig at the Penn Museum to celebrate his new book, Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.
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Philly New Balance Store Is Giving Away Free T-Shirts from a Vending Machine

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New Balance Philadelphia | Facebook

If you’ve wandered past the under-construction New Balance Philadelphia store at 1615 Walnut Street, you may have noticed the bright-red booth out front promising a free t-shirt. Well, it’s no scam: The store, set to open April 1st, really is giving away free shirts, dispensed from that bright-red vending machine, but I’m told you have to get there early to score one. Read more »

The Fitness Classes Beyoncé Will Love If She Moves to Philly

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There’s a rumor floating around that Beyoncé and Jay Z purchased a nearly $20 million condo at 500 Walnut Street. Key word here is rumor — but I’m going to go ahead and keep my hopes up.

When I heard said rumor, the first thing I thought was, “OMG, when she gets here, I am going to FIND her.” Total stalker? Without a doubt. But it got me thinking about where one might just so happen to stumble into Queen Bey if/when she moves to town. Here are the six fitness classes in Philly I think she’d like best.

Keep in mind, this is IF Beyoncé ever decides to leave the $17.6 million penthouse mansion — with a 50-foot indoor pool and spa! — she supposedly purchased in Old City. Which is not very likely. Because, why would you ever leave?  Read more »

Broad Street Run Training: How to Warm Up the Right Way

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If you’ve ever run a race before, odds are you’ve seen some runners jogging, jumping, marching, and even sprinting before the gun goes off. Perhaps you thought to yourself, “They’re elite runners. I don’t need to do that stuff — I’ll save my energy for the race.” While it’s true that you most likely won’t need to be as thorough as the elites, everyone needs a good warm-up, especially before a longer-distance race like the Broad Street Run. In fact, I would argue warming up is absolutely essential for peak performance and makes handling those first few miles a bit easier.  Read more »

Wegmans Recalls Frozen Spinach Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

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Well, this really puts a damper on National Spinach Day (it’s tomorrow, people!): Wegmans, grocery store and sample heaven, has recalled a whopping 12,540 packages of frozen spinach, sold in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts between January 27th and March 21st, due to possible Listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports.  Read more »

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