If you live here and love to get sweaty, consider this checklist your official game plan: 25-only-in-Philly things you must do, see and experience at least once in your life.
If running and drinking wine are at the top of the list when it comes to your favorite pastimes, you are not going to want to miss this race. The fourth annual Run the Vineyards 5 Miler, which takes runners through the gorgeous and oh-so-green Heritage Vineyards in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, is happening April 26th. And I know, it’s October and April seems like it’s ages away, but registration for the race opens today and we’re betting it’s going to fill up fast. Because who doesn’t love wine?
This week’s running dog is ready to play, y’all. Her name is Sadie, she’s currently at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, and she would absolutely love for you to take her home (hint, hint). Read all about this happy, playful pup below.
Way back in the day, when I first created my Facebook profile, my music preferences read, and I quote, “Everything except for country music. Country music is the WORST.” So imagine my surprise when, during a drive from D.C. to Philly, I stumbled onto a country music radio station and stayed on it for the rest of the trip. The stories in the songs—covering everything from bouts with cancer to divorce to drinking—were just so captivating. By the end of the drive, I was belting out Tim McGraw lyrics like a pro, and from that day forward, I’ve been a true-blue country music fan. So, when Emily suggested we do a country-themed workout playlist, I squealed with joy.
The one thing you have to remember about country music is that, yes, it is cheesy and dramatic and oh-so-over-the-top—but that’s what makes it amazing. Now, here, just about two-hours worth of country music to sweat to this weekend. You’ll be too wrapped up in the drama playing out in your earbuds to even notice how beat you are during your weekend long run.
I think you’ll get a pretty good sense of what the new Run4UrLife 3K (yes, 3K) is all about by watching the video about. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
6 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Unite Fitness Decathlon, Eastern State Breakout, Zumbathon and More
Just one more day until the weekend, friends! To help you get up and moving, we’re kicking off a new weekly post highlighting our picks for fit events happening around the region. Here, six fun options for getting your sweat on October 10th through 12th.
If your glory days of high-school track are long behind you (but, let’s be serious, you still replay the highlights in your head every single day), mark your calendar for October 16th. Philly-based Back On My Feet is hosting a free track meet, where you can test your chops and (juuuuust maybe) reclaim some of your old bragging rights.
Just a quick reminder, now that the weather and leaves are changing and trail runs are in order, that there’s a group trail run happening in West Fairmount Park this weekend.
This week’s adoptable running dog is Reds, a super-energetic smarty-pants pooch who would make a great partner for a someone who likes to run long distances. Bonus: She makes a great cuddle buddy, too.