• You know that if you don’t get enough sleep, you hurt your productivity, your mood, your motivation, and your health. But what you might not know is that sleep deprivation also reduces your ability to interpret facial expressions, which could seriously affect your relationships and how you treat other people. A recent study found that after 24 hours of being awake, people could not distinguish between threatening and friendly faces. [ScienceDaily]
It’s time to pull up your Google calendar and mark this down: The Insane Inflatable 5k is coming our way on October 3rd. Wait, did I just say Insane Inflatable 5k? Yes, yes I did.
If you like root beer and Little Baby’s ice cream, and you like them even better paired together, you are going to go nuts for this year’s Generation Run 5K, Students Run Philly Style’s annual fundraising race: This year, runners will be greeted with free root beer floats, made with root beer from Yards Brewing Company and ice cream from Little Baby’s, at the finish line. Just the motivation you need to run your fastest, right?
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If you’re new to running and training for a spring 5K, here’s something to add to your calendar: Sweat Fitness’s Run Club is launching a free five-week 5K training program for members and nonmembers alike. Read more »
Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting the inaugural Chowder Awareness Fun Run, a 5K(ish) group run through the city led by—wait for it—a gigantic lobster. (I guess the clam was not available?)
Organizers of The Color Run announced today preliminary details about Philly’s fourth annual color-soaked 5K. This year marks big changes to both the race date and location.
Free beer, bottomless hot chocolate, and a whole bunch of ugly snowman sweaters: These are just a few of the wonderful things you can expect to find at this year’s Ugly Sweater Run, coming to Philly December 13th. Let me repeat: Bottomless hot chocolate, people.
It’s no secret: Everyone’s jeans feel a bit more snug after Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, who can say no to the heaven on a plate that is mac n’ cheese, creamy mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and pumpkin pie? But here’s the good news: If you squeeze one of these pre-Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day turkey trots into your schedule, there’s a chance your pants might not feel quite as oh-my-God-I-think-I’ve-lost-circulation-in-my-left-leg tight after Thanksgiving dinner. You’re welcome.
(Pssst: If you don’t have time to get your trot on before Thanksgiving dinner, no worries: We’ve got post-Thanksgiving turkey trots on this list, too.)