7 Under-the-Radar Fall Marathons and Half Marathons to Mark on Your Calendar

Trenton Half Marathon

Trenton Half Marathon

Now that you’ve got your plans down for your fall 5Ks, I thought we should take a minute to discuss your marathon and half marathon schedule for the next few months. I won’t waste my breath on the Philadelphia Marathon (November 23rd) and Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon (September 21st), since I’m assuming that if you don’t live under a rock, you already know these two big races are on the horizon. So I’m going to focus on upcoming half and full marathons you may not know about—ones that offer the same tough distances, but fewer crowds, good views and great courses.

Get your calendars ready, people.

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A Week’s Worth of Healthy Microwaveable Breakfast-in-a-Mug Recipes

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We all have those mornings: You roll out of bed late with zero time to shower, and just barely enough time to brush your teeth, let alone whip up a healthy breakfast—right? Well, not so fast. Turns out, making a healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be a 10-minute-long time suck. You can make pretty much all of your favorite morning meals—scrambled eggs, oatmeal, veggie omelets—with just a microwave and a mug, in under five minutes, no less. Who knew? Here, one full week’s worth of healthy breakfast-in-a-mug recipes for those mornings when you just don’t have time to turn on the stovetop. (If you’re anything like us, that’s every morning.)

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Look At All the Crazy-Cool Science and Research That Goes Into Your Nikes

Your favorite pair of Nikes might already be ranked in the top 10 when it comes to your list of can’t-live-without possessions, but after seeing all the insane science and hard work that goes into designing them, they’ll seem even more precious. The video above gives an inside look at how Nike athletic shoes come to life in the Nike Explore Team Research Lab. And let me tell you, it is pretty freakin’ awesome.

Your Ticket to Free Yoga: #OmAroundTownContest

If you love yourself a yoga selfie (don’t lie—we know you do), I’ve got good news for you: In celebration of National Yoga Month, Kimpton Philadelphia is running a yoga-selfie Instagram contest with prizes including one month of unlimited yoga at Dhyana Yoga, a 10-class yoga card at DIG Yoga and an overnight stay at Hotel Monaco or Hotel Palomar.

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Two-Day ‘Pedaling Through Our National Parks’ Bike Ride September 20th

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You guys, this could quite possibly be the most scenic bike ride you ever take, like, ever:  On September 20th and 21st, the Pedaling Through Our National Parks Bike Ride will take on over 60-miles of trails throughout three national parks around Philly—the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence National Historical Park. Just think of all the Instagram gold to be had!

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