This weekend is for yogis and runners: We’ve got two awesome local races to keep you moving, and yoga classes for guys, Jane Fonda fans, and anyone who loves a little glow-in-the-dark fun. (Who doesn’t?) Check it all out below. Read more »
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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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 »
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 »
Yup, it’s time to start thinking about the Philadelphia Marathon again: It’s barely spring, and registration is set to open for the November race next week, on April 1st at midnight, according to an announcement today on the race’s Facebook page. Read more »
If you’re in the market for a new pair of running kicks, hold off on making a purchase until next week. Starting April 1st and running for the entire month, Mizuno will donate $10 to Philly-based Back on My Feet for every pair of its shoes purchased at Philadelphia Runner. Read more »
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 »