If you’re anything like me, you have an entire compartment in your brain that’s sole purpose is to store excuses for skipping your workout: The Titanic is only on Netflix for one more night or it’s $1 taco night at Loco Pez or you “forgot” to bring your yoga mat to work. Hey, I never said they were good excuses. But what if you didn’t want to skip your workout? According to The New York Times, scientists in Denmark have created a new workout that people actually enjoy doing. And here’s the best part: It only takes 12 minutes to complete. Yes, a measly twelve minutes.
This week’s workout playlist is filled with rap, rap and more rap. Now, go get your run on with your new favorite workout buddies, Kanye, A$AP Rocky and 2pac.
This week’s adoptable running dog is named Legs — can you think of a better name for a running dog? — and, while he’s small, he loves to pound the pavement. Find out more about him below.
You guys, this is so, so, so awesome: Labor Day weekend, Run215 and Philadelphia Runner are teaming up to host an epic few days of running, drinking, downward-dogging and party bus shenanigans.
Hey, runners! Our next training run for the Philly 10K with our friends from Philadelphia Runner is Monday, August 3rd, and it is going to be a blast. We’ll be meeting at the Philadelphia Runner Center City store (1601 Sansom Street) at 6 p.m. and making our way down to the PHS pop-up beer garden at 9th and Wharton where a nice, cold, free (!!) beer will be awaiting you.
Sometimes, after a killer workout, all you want is a nice cold drink, and we’re not talkin’ water. Lucky for you, you’ve got plenty of options when it comes to getting your boozy workout on around Philly — some of these workouts’ sole goal is to run to booze. Efficient, right? Below, six Philly workouts where you’ll get your sweat and drink on.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been on a run, sweatier than ever, praying that no one walking by even so much as nods their head at you when, all of sudden, you hear a loud honk and see some guy staring out their car window at you. It’s highly likely this guy also made a loud “Ow-owww” noise or said, “Hey girl, let me talk to you for a minute.” If your hand is raised, a few more questions: Did you enjoy it? Did it give you the creeps? Did it make you want to curl up into a ball and die? We’re asking because Run215 wants to know how you feel about sexual harassment on runs.
Every year, when August rolls around, I find myself walking around the deserted streets of Philly wondering where the heck everyone is. The answer? Down the Shore, of course. But this year, it looks like there are a few fitness events worth staying in town for. Check ’em out below. Read more »
Hey, friends: Next time you think to yourself, “Ugh, I wish Philly had better places to run,” remember this. The Schuylkill River Trail was just voted the best urban trail in the country.
This week’s adoptable running dog Cassie is all lovin’, as evidenced by the photo above. Find out more about this sweet young gal below.