Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Oldies Edition

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If your mom (like mine) has forever rolled her eyes whenever you’ve tried to change the car radio to a station that plays music created after the year 1980, this playlist is for her. And you’ll love it too, because who doesn’t love a good oldie? These songs — from folks like Sonny and Cher, Hall and Oates, the Jackson 5, and more — are guaranteed to get you moving and singing along. And if you’re mom’s anything like mine, this playlist is guaranteed to put a smile on her face come Mother’s Day brunch. #Winning, right?
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Can You Run Faster Than a Car? Run the Beat the Commute Race and Find Out 

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The other day, I got out of a cab that had been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic for a good 10 minutes, because I figured it would take me less time to walk where I was going than to drive there — and the thought that you can get places faster by foot is the idea of the Beat the Commute run, too.

At 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29th, the West Philly Runners are putting on the Beat the Commute run with the goal of beating both a driver and SEPTA rider from the Philadelphia Runner store in West Philly to the Wissahickon Transportation Center right outside of Manayunk in the height of rush hour traffic.  Read more »

Did Boston Marathon Dad Mike Rossi Cheat in Qualifying Race?

Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

This time last week, 47-year-old Montco dad Mike Rossi — once a host of the ’80s music TV show Dancin’ on Air and now a wedding and WXTU DJ — was in the limelight thanks to a kerfuffle with his kids’ principal over his decision to take them out of classes for three days so they could see dear ol’ dad run in the Boston Marathon.

But now, people are talking about Rossi for another reason: They’re suggesting that there’s something fishy about his time in 2014’s Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon, the race that qualified him for the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the Boston Marathon, says it is aware of the allegations of cheating. And the organizers of the Lehigh Valley race have asked the USA Track & Field association, the national governing body for long-distance running, to launch an investigation. Read more »

Hey, Runners: Now That Broad Street’s Over, Here’s What to Do Next

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Congrats to everyone who ran Sunday! What a great day for a race. But now that Broad Street is over, you’re probably wondering, Where do I go from here? You’ve spent months of emotional and physical energy getting ready for the big day and, now that it’s over, you might be feeling drained and wondering what to do next.

This can make the drive and motivation you had leading up to Broad Street hard to find. But trust me, all you need to find that fire again is another goal: something new and a plan of action for how to get there. Follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to feeling excited about running again.  Read more »

The Checkup: How to Fall Asleep in Under 60 Seconds — For Real!

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• A study by the American Psychological Association found that 50 percent of millennials report being kept up all night due to stress at least once in the past month, and NPR says 60 million Americans are currently battling insomnia. So, if you’re one of ‘em, you could probably use this: The 4-7-8 breathing exercise for sleep that’s been known to put even the most stressed out people to bed in under a minute. [TIME]

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