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!
This week’s adoptable running dog, Priscilla, is currently on maternity leave from running, but she’ll be back at it in no time. Learn more about this sweet pooch below.
• Happy Friday, friends! I have quite the gift for you this weekend: I was scrolling through Sip-N-Glo’s blog when I came across their recipe for a Glo-a-Rita. What’s that you ask? Well, it’s like a margarita (the recipe was inspired by Cinco de Mayo) but way better for you: It’s loaded with fruits and veggies and made without simple syrup or triple sec. All you need is an orange, a few chunks of pineapple, some lime juice, coconut juice, spinach and, of course, tequila. Then you blend it all up and voila: You’ve got yourself a boozy green drink that you won’t feel bad about drinking. [Sip-N-Glo]
Yesterday, I read a really interesting piece on Well + Good titled “What You Can Learn About Fitness and Body Image from the Girls of Girls.” As it turns out, the reasons the girl from Girls work out don’t have all that much to do with how they look on television. As Jemima Kirke, who plays Jessa, said, she works out because it makes her strong, and she needs to be strong to keep up with her kids. A practical answer if we’ve ever heard one. And Lena Dunham recently posted an Instagram photo of herself decked out in workout clothes, with a lengthy caption about how exercising has helped her with her anxiety, the most quotable portion of it being, “It ain’t about the ass, it’s about the brain.” Well said, right?
And it’s not just the girls from Girls: Be Well Philly contributor, Lauren Napolitano has echoed this statement in the past, saying CrossFit helped her to become a more sane parent, albeit more because of the community bonding than the burpees.
Free Rita’s Water Ice, Free Beer and More: Three Awesome Ways to Celebrate National Running Day Tomorrow
Hey, runners: Your favorite holiday, National Running Day, is tomorrow! And while a jaunt across the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk or a trail run through the Wissahickon would totally suffice when it comes to celebrating, we’ve got a few other options in mind. And no offense to your long run, but we’re thinking they’ll be a better time — because, well, free water ice and beer. Check ‘em out below. Read more »
It has been a month since allegations surfaced that Montgomery County’s Mike Rossi cheated in the 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon, the race that qualified him to run the Boston Marathon this year. Rossi has vehemently denied the accusations. And now the organization that produced the qualifying race has issued a statement about Rossi’s controversial time. Read more »
Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 25 Songs Guaranteed to Get You to the Gym When All You Want to Do Is Drink Margaritas
This week’s playlist: 25 songs that will get you out the door and on a run or to the gym when all you want to do is post up in your backyard with a pitcher of margaritas. Because it’s almost the weekend — and isn’t that what we all really want to do all weekend long? It can’t just be me. But there’s this thing called balance and apparently it’s important, so here’s the compromise: Get your sweat on with this playlist, then afterward please, by all means, have a freakin’ margarita (or two)!