This week’s adoptable running dog is a young, three-pawed (but four-legged) pit bull with all the spirit and love of any four-pawed dog. Mickey is a cuddly, loving, and quick-learning puppy with the ability to make anyone smile with one of his signature hugs. Learn more about him below.
First we brought you guys the Ultimate Philly Fitness Bucket List and now, a bucket list made just for summertime. The 15 things we think every Philly fitness lover needs to experience — and don’t worry, you don’t have to cross ‘em all off this summer. But if you do, you’ll totally earn bragging rights.
If you love to run the trails of the Wissahickon (or if you’d like to love it but are too scared to go it alone), meet your new favorite running club: The oh-so-cleverly named Chasing Trail running group.
If you’re a runner, you’re probably familiar with the concept of a beer mile, but for those who aren’t, it goes like this: Chug a beer, run a quarter of a mile, chug a beer, run a quarter of a mile, chug a beer, run a quarter of a mile and — you guessed it! — chug a beer, run a quarter of a mile. Oftentimes they’re pretty low-key affairs done with a group of running buddies at a track on a Saturday afternoon when no one’s expecting you to be productive. Because, well, all that beer.
To some people, this sounds like the best thing ever, and to others (like myself) it sounds like a vomit-inducing nightmare. But hey, to each his own. And if you’re in the first camp and you’ve never tried one before, here’s your chance: Brew Mile, essentially a beer mile on steroids, is coming to Philly’s XFinity Live on Friday, August 7th. And yes, there will be a gluten-free beer option, in case you were wondering.
The Monster Milers have a billion and one nice things to say about this young pup, but his face — which is ridiculously smiley — kind of says it all. Learn more about him below.
• We have one air conditioner in my house and it’s from, like, 1986 and cuts out almost every 30 seconds. So really, we have zero working air conditioners in our house, which is why when I saw this, I was overjoyed (and if you are without an air conditioner, or just like to save on your electric bill, you will soon jump with joy, too): 24 tricks to survive hot summer nights without AC. [Greatist]
Weekend Guide: Find Out How Many Push-Ups You Can Do, a Run That Ends With Root Beer Floats, and More
The weekend is almost here, my friends! Set your sights on one (or a few) of these fun events and give yourself something to look forward to all Friday long.
Aren’t Philly summers great? Weekends down the shore, pop-up parks, street festivals and outdoor dining galore make it a great place to be. Enjoying the outdoors is just plain easier in warm weather. Except, perhaps, if you’re running.
Summer in Philly, for the average runner, means overheated runs, dripping sweat, and the constant desire for water. And, as if that’s not enough to deal with, odds are you may find yourself struggling to keep a pace or finish runs that seemed easy just two months earlier, which can cause you wonder, “What’s wrong with me, am I getting worse?”
Get out your calendars, guys: The Tough Mudder — you know, that insane obstacle course done in mud — is coming to Philly this October.
For this week’s workout, we’re thinking you should head to your bedroom, close the door, and dance like freakin’ maniac for one hour and twenty-four minutes. Why one hour and twenty-four minutes? Because that’s how long this playlist is. And it’s awesome, if we do say so ourselves. With everything from Beyoncé to old (and new) Jennifer Lopez to Florence and the Machines, this week’s workout playlist is guaranteed to make you dance your ass off — or run your ass off, for that matter. Enjoy!