Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting the inaugural Chowder Awareness Fun Run, a 5K(ish) group run through the city led by—wait for it—a gigantic lobster. (I guess the clam was not available?)
Age: 1 to 2 years old
Breed: Pit bull terrier mix
Size: 46 pounds
Background: Chico was found as a stray.
Where you can find him: PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in Grays Ferry.
Running style: Tune in, Chico! This dapper pup is all ears for your springtime racing and training goals. He’s got some goals of his own, and the Monster Milers volunteers are working hard to help him get there. At the shelter, Chico is learning how to play nicely and be sociable with other dogs and people, and his new running habit goes hand in hand with his practice of calm, quiet manners for use in his forever home. (Plus, he looks great in a bowtie, don’t you think?)
About two years ago, at my first hot yoga class with instructor Emile Sorger at Fishtown’s Amrita Yoga & Wellness, I was pretty sure I was going to faint, puke or melt before the class ended. Then, like a gift from the heavens, Imagine Dragons’s “Radioactive” started playing. Immediately, I was all, “Hey, I’m radioactive!” and I was able to bounce back for the last four minutes of class. I walked out of the studio thinking, “Dang, that guy knows how to make a workout playlist.” (And also, “I hope I don’t run into anyone I know on the way home. I will probably puke on them.”)
So this week, inspired by Emile’s ability to help me bounce back from what I thought was the Land of No Return, I recruited him to put together a workout playlist for you guys. Let me tell you: It does not disappoint. This playlist is filled with some of Emile’s favorite songs to sweat to—and if you’re a regular in his class, you probably recognize a few of them. Whether you’re hitting the trails for a long run or getting your at-home yoga practice on, this playlist will help you push through to the end. Happy sweating!
Believe it or not, we’re less than a month out from Valentine’s Day. I can already tell this year is going to fly by. If you have your heart set (See what I did there?) on participating in a Valentine’s Day race or run in the Philadelphia area, you should get your registration on STAT. Here are four lovey-dovey runs to check out this year.
Don’t while away your weekend by sitting around in front of a Netflix marathon. Get out and sweat a little (or a lot!) with our fun fitness picks.
Organizers of The Color Run announced today preliminary details about Philly’s fourth annual color-soaked 5K. This year marks big changes to both the race date and location.
If you’re on a strict once-a-week Honeygrow-fix diet, I think I found the run club for you. Honeygrow Philly is teaming up with its neighbor, Philadelphia Runner, to launch a very delicious new running club.
Attention, you who were shut out of the sold-out Chili Run on January 25th: Organizers have scheduled a date for a second Chili Run to meet the demand of the region’s chili-obsessed runners. (How nice of them!)
The run, which debuted last year to much acclaim, is a chip-timed two-mile race that takes place in Pitman, New Jersey. Runners receive long-sleeve tech shirts, entrance to an after party with live music at Carolina Blue Smokehouse and Tavern, and, naturally, free chili and a beer at the end. Awards are given to the top overall male and female winners and age-group winners. There are also team awards.
Uncle Dave’s Jog ‘n Hog ice cream run will return this summer for a fourth go-round, bringing ice cream lovers from around the region to Yardley’s Shady Brook Farm for a three(ish)-mile run featuring an ice-cream stop at the halfway mark.
Need some buddies for your run tomorrow? Philadelphia Runner’s got you taken care of.