Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 25 Songs Guaranteed to Get You to the Gym When All You Want to Do Is Drink Margaritas

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This week’s playlist: 25 songs that will get you out the door and on a run or to the gym when all you want to do is post up in your backyard with a pitcher of margaritas. Because it’s almost the weekend — and isn’t that what we all really want to do all weekend long? It can’t just be me. But there’s this thing called balance and apparently it’s important, so here’s the compromise: Get your sweat on with this playlist, then afterward please, by all means, have a freakin’ margarita (or two)!

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Meet Choco, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Photo by Anastasia M.

Photo by Anastasia M.

This week’s adoptable running dog, Choco, is currently biding his time at ACCT, but as you can see from his photos, he thinks running is the greatest pastime on planet Earth and can’t wait to get sprung from the joint so he can run to his heart’s content. So, who’s going to go scoop him up?

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The Checkup: The Six Worst Treats to Get at an Ice Cream Truck

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• There is no sweeter sound than the ringing of an ice cream truck, right? But just how sweet some of the sweet treats on those trucks really are will make you gag: A simple ice cream sandwich can run you a whopping 500 calories and 40 grams of sugar. Here, what to steer clear of and what to get the next time the ice cream truck makes its way to your block. [Eat Clean] Read more »

iRunTheHill to Host Their Very First Community Run Tonight!

Photo via Schuyler Nunn

Photo via Schuyler Nunn

If you’ve forever longed to be a part of the Run215 Facebook community — because free karaoke runs and cool armbands and all sorts of free fun! — but, well, you don’t run, we’ve got just the group for you: Back in November, Schuyler Nunn, of Chestnut Hill’s Indigo Schuy, and Amy Carolla, of Balance Chestnut Hill, teamed up to create iRunTheHill, a Facebook community inspired by Run215. The difference? This group is for any and all local outdoor enthusiasts: bikers, hikers, people who simply like to post up on a blanket and picnic in the Wissahickon (here, here!) — you name it. We told you guys all about the new Facebook group back in November, but we felt it was time for a refresher since iRunTheHill is having their very first in-person community run tonight. Hope you packed your sneakers in your work bag!
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Local Runner Will Try to Break Hilarious World Record

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Fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit: Yes, that is a Guinness World Record that has been set in the past and now, local runner Bill Ling is planning to try and break that record at the ODDyssey Half Marathon coming up June 14th. He’ll be dressed as a banana, in case you were wondering.
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