Yesterday was one of those days where the last thing anyone wants to do is leave their house, let alone put on their running shoes and pound the pavement for 10 freakin’ miles. But tens of thousands of badass runners did just that, running through rain, rain and more rain to tackle the Broad Street Run. With all the trash-bags-turned-raincoats, it was quite the sight to be seen, and like one of the spectator signs below says, everyone who ran is a straight-up superhero.
The other day, I got sucked into the black hole that is Instagram and found myself months in on Lithe Method creator Lauren Boggi’s page, clicking through to stare at each of her photos, not to see the exercises she posts as part of her Lauren Boggi Active fitness challenges (though those are great, too), but to see her workout outfits. Because, in case you haven’t seen them, they are amazing. So amazing, in fact, that after said Instagram binge, I was thinking thoughts like, “Could I pull off a shiny black workout jumpsuit?” And, “I wonder if I should start sporting gold Margiela platform sneakers at the gym? Probably. I probably really should.” Don’t worry, I later came back to reality.
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Get ready for your eyes to pop out of your head. The other day, HughE Dillon of Philly ChitChat posted a video on Instagram of his personal trainer, Jordan Hankins, walking down the Art Museum Steps on his hands. I have watched it roughly 6,374 times at this point, and my eyes still haven’t fully returned to their sockets. Check it out below for a serious dose of midweek fitness motivation. (And don’t worry: He — amazingly — never topples over.) Read more »
Two years ago, Dana Falsetti, a New Hope native, walked into her first yoga class, partially out of boredom and partially because of a decent student discount. It kicked her ass. She thought she was strong, that yoga would be “whatever,” but she could barely hold a downward dog. Now, Falsetti has more than 160,000 followers who avidly “like” and comment on her journey as a professional yogi on Instagram. She posts videos of herself twisting into crazy headstands, one leg effortlessly gliding up after the other. Read more »
#RunStreakPHL, where folks are running at least a mile every day of February, is going strong, and one Philly runner is keeping track of their runs in the best way possible: With what I’ll call run drawings, made by documenting their runs on their fitness tracker. So far, the person behind @phillystory has spelled out Jawn, Run215, Run Philly, made a truly impressive stick figure running image, and more — all by routing their runs to create these masterpieces. Granted, a few of the words look like they were written by a drunk baby — but still! Read more »
The New Yorker‘s Joe Dator sums it all up pretty nicely above, so let’s cut to the chase: Here are some of our favorite #PHLSnow Tweets and Intagrams (so far) from winter Storm Jonas:
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) January 23, 2016
Philly Makeup Artist’s Instagram Page Suspended After Supporting Muslim Woman Kicked Out of Trump Rally
Philadelphia makeup artist Tatiana Ward is best known as BeatFaceHoney, the moniker she’s been using for four years on Instagram, where she’s amassed over 430,000 followers. But those BeatFaceHoney followers were cut off from her Instagram feed for several days after her page was suspended by Instagram, and Ward says it’s all because of a post she made last week in support of Rose Hamid, the Muslim woman who was reportedly ejected from a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina after she stood in silent protest. Read more »
Be Well Philly editor, Emily, has been saying for about two weeks now that she feels as though she’s been cheated out of fall. And she’s not alone. I’ve heard this complaint from a number of Philly friends who prefer fall’s cooler temps and call for layers to the spring-like weather of late.
So, if you’re one of these people who’s currently suffering from some sort of reverse seasonal depression, this one’s for you: Below, 14 Philly Instagram photos that prove fall in Philly has in fact arrived — you know, in case today’s 59-degrees-and-rainy weather didn’t already do the trick. And a note of caution: If all these fall photos convince you to lace up your sneakers and go soak up the sights, be careful not to slip on all those wet fallen leaves! Read more »
The City’s annual OutFest, a celebration of just about everything LGBTQ, rocked the Gayborhood almost all day Sunday. Besides from the vendors and plenty of music (and drink), there were a few sobering moments to the festivities: A new Philadelphia rainbow flag was unveiled at a ceremony at City Hall (see our coverage of that event here) and a special mural was dedicated to the late Gloria Casarez at 12th Street Gym.
However, the day was mostly uninhibited fun, and Instagram was the perfect place to get a taste of all of those who celebrated. We rounded up some of our favorite shots from yesterday’s festivities.
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Unless you were hiding under a big rainbow rock, you know that the Material Girl herself was in Philly last night bringing her Rebel Heart tour to town for a packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. Of course, the gays were out in full-force, taking in everything that the “Unapologetic Bitch” brought to the stage. We rounded up 10 of our favorite Instagrams from last evening’s raucous festivities for your own viewing pleasure.