• If the last time you bought a new pillow was before Kim Kardashian met Kris Humpries, you might want to head to the store before you hit the hay tonight. Turns out an old pillow could be causing acne, allergies, exacerbating asthma, and more. [Men’s Health]
This week’s adoptable puppy is a social, playful girl just waiting to cuddle up with her new family. At only a few months old and seven pounds, the Monster Milers aren’t quite sure what this tiny pup’s running skills are like yet. But if her sweet, energetic personality is any indication, she’ll probably love taking strolls with you. Read more about this cutie below!
• Did you know Lululemon has a “We Made Too Much” sale section on their website? Shopping it can save you a good chunk of change on everything from leggings to sports bras.(Excuse us while we bookmark that page.) Here, 13 other tips for saving money on your fitness addiction, from which day of the month to score your gym membership for the best price to how to use your ClassPass to get the most bang for your buck, and more. [PopSugar]
Ladies, remember the Run 4 All Women, the 250-mile (!!) run four women took from New York to D.C. — cutting through Philly on the way — to raise funds for Planned Parenthood back in January? Well, that run raised over $100,000. (Let’s give them a round of applause shall we?) And now, the Pennsylvania chapter of Run 4 All Women just launched, and they’ve got a similar shindig planned, this time tackling the 115-mile run from Philly’s City Hall to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, all to raise funds for Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. And yes, you are invited to join in on the run with them. (Don’t worry: You don’t have to run the whole 115 miles.)
• We’ve got good news for you: You’re already doing more than you think to strengthen your ab muscles. Here, trainers dish on how pretty much any exercise move that requires balance is tonin’ up your core and point out the common exercises — which are probably already a part of your gym routine — that are sneakily earning you that six-pack you’ve always dreamed of. [SELF]
Guys, the first day of July is tomorrow! I know, we can’t believe it either. But the facts are the facts, so to help you fill in your fitness calendar for July, below are our top 10 picks for sweating (and refueling) this month, from Beyoncé yoga to #SELFCARESUNDAY to a (vegan) Sunday Gravy dinner. Have at ’em!
Add this to your to-do list of things to get done before you head to the Shore this weekend (you know, before the heavy drinking and eating commence): The Philly Distance Runners have organized a 10.5-mile run through Philly in which your steps will “paint” the shape of one of Philly’s foremost landmarks, the Liberty Bell. Hellooooo, Instagram-worthy Strava screenshot! Read more »
Summer, in all its sweat-inducing glory, is here, folks! And we know: That spot on your couch that gets the perfect not-too-aggressive breeze from your AC is calling your name. That’s where this list comes in — here, 15 sweet outdoor activities around Philly worth getting sweaty for this summer, so you don’t find yourself embracing fall with nothing to show for yourself but a deeper couch imprint. Print this list, paste it to your fridge, and get to crossing items off, friends!
Oh, Fridays. They are the best for a multitude of reasons (HEYYYYY, weekend), one of which is our adoptable running dog of the week. And man, is this week’s a gem. His name is Bowser, he’s eight months old, and the Monster Milers say he loves everyone he meets. Learn more about him below!
Listen up, Philly runners: Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7th. Yep: That’s tomorrow! Here’s the lowdown on how to celebrate in Philly. Spoiler: Free water ice is involved.
Regardless of whether or not you get in on one of these group runs or just fit a solo run into your day, iRunTheHill’s Schuyler Nunn tells us RUN215 and iRunTheHill are asking you to don blue to bring the whole community of Philadelphia runners together. And if you post a pic of your run, be sure to hashtag #phillyrunstrong.