Calling All Broad Streeters: Why Are You Running the Race This Year?

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

The big day is fast approaching, Broad Street runners! Last week, Broad Street newbie Lauren Napolitano listed off all the reasons she’s so, so, SO excited to be running in the iconic 10-miler this year — the awesome views of so many different Philly neighborhoods, to name one. And now we’re asking the rest of you 40,000 folks gearing up to run the race this Sunday, whether it’s your very first time running or your 15th: Why are you running the Broad Street Run this year?  Read more »

Broad Street Run Training: 10 Things Every Broad Street Runner Needs to Know

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Now that your training is done, it’s time to focus on race day, because a little planning ahead pays off big come the big day. I reached out to the Run215 community of over 2,000 local runners to ask, What are the top 10 things every runner needs to know before running Broad Street? See what your fellow Philly runners had to say below.
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Boston Marathon Dad Scolds Media Over Principal Letter Coverage

Montco dad Mike Rossi crosses the Boston Marathon finish line.

Montco dad Mike Rossi crosses the Boston Marathon finish line.

On Tuesday, we told you about Montgomery County’s Mike Rossi, the Dancin’ on Air host-turned-47-year-old suburban dad currently embroiled in a fight with his kids’ principal over a stern letter she sent regarding his decision to take his children to Boston to see him run the Boston Marathon. Oh, sorry, did we use the word “fight?” Strike that. Read more »

Where to Find Affordable Workout Clothes You Won’t Mind Wearing in Public

Black Milk Gym leggings | Photo via Facebook

Black Milk Gym leggings | Photo via Facebook

We all have those days: Days when you get dressed to go for a run, dip out of the house and hustle as fast as you can to the most deserted trail you can find, because there is no way you want to run into your neighbor/boss/future husband while wearing your high school boyfriend’s “Welcome to the gun show” t-shirt and so-worn-in-they’re-see-through leggings, otherwise known as your go-to exercise outfit. Trust me, I have been there.

But no more, friends: The very fashionable Shoppist editor Emily Goulet, who happens to be training for the Philadelphia Half Marathon herself, has tracked down five spots to buy ultra-stylish, wouldn’t-mind-meeting-your-soulmate-in workout clothes that you’ll actually want to wear in public. Read more »

5 Surprising Places to Find Ultra-Stylish Workout Clothes

Without-Walls

Let’s work out. | Photos via Without Walls.

Confession: I spent the bulk of the winter running on a treadmill in a paper-thin drapey gray tee. In November, it was showing signs of wear (holes in the arms, a few by the bottom hem, a crazily stretched out neckline). By January, the holes peppered the entire back. By March, it was barely a shirt. But still I wore it because, truth be told, it made me feel tough, like the Incredible Hulk, splitting seams and wearing out fabric by sheer force of will and the power of blazing-fast 11:30-minute miles.

But now I’ve taken my runs outdoors, and my threadbare tee just won’t cut it out in public, where it feels like everyone is watching (or recording a video!) even if they aren’t. And given my penchant for offbeat dressing, I tend to feel uncomfortable in workout wear, most of which is tight (ick), basic (ick x500) and otherwise forgettable. While I don’t want to run across town in sequins, I do want to feel good — strong and stylish. And with race season in full swing (Broad Street is this Sunday; there are even more great runs and outdoor fitness events happening in May—see them here), there’s never been a better time to up your workout gear game.  Read more »

Boston Marathon Runner Gets Letter from Montco School Principal About Trip [UPDATED]

Mike Rossi and family at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Mike Rossi and family at the Boston Marathon finish line.

UPDATE 4/29 11:55 a.m.: Mike Rossi and his wife met with the school on Wednesday morning and says he’ll be on the Today show and Fox and Friends on Thursday, although he’s been unhappy with some of the media coverage. Read the full story here.

ORIGINAL:

When he was 18, Mike Rossi was a host of Dancin’ On Air, the live, locally produced music show that featured performances by the likes of Madonna, Will Smith and Menudo. But these days, he’s a 47-year-old husband and father of two living out in the suburbs, where his twins are in the third grade at Rydal Elementary School. And it is there that controversy has erupted over Rossi’s decision to bring his kids to Boston to watch him run the marathon back on April 20th. Read more »

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