5 Outdoor Things to Do Today to Soak Up the Glorious Weather

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photograph by Laura Kicey

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photograph by Laura Kicey

It’s about to get cold, folks—like, reeeeally cold—with a 20-degree drop expected by Friday. So I would encourage you to get outdoors and soak up what might be the last day of warm weather for, well, awhile.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. (Finally!) run on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk.

It just so happens that a few times in the past week, I’ve run into several Philly runners who’ve admitted, “Ya know? I actually haven’t gotten over to the Schuylkill Boardwalk yet.” Now’s your chance. The stretch of the Schuylkill Banks, which includes the Boardwalk, between the Art Museum to the South Street Bridge would make for a lovely 1.4-mile diversion on your run tonight.

2. Try Core Fitness Boot Camp at the Art Museum.

It kicks off at 6:15 tonight with trainer Jonathan Katz. The 50-minute workout uses the physical environment of the Art Museum and portable fitness equipment for a kick-butt, al fresco workout. It’s $20 to join in; meet at the bottom left side (when you’re facing the museum) of the Art Museum Steps.

3. Go for a trail run. 

Must we remind you about these gorgeous trails just begging to be run? Hit ’em up before the leaves come down completely.

4. Get speedy.  

You don’t even need a track for this speed workout. Run around a Rittenhouse Square. Use a stretch of the Schuylkill River Trail. Heck, you could even just run around the block. Wherever you choose to get your sprints on, follow this easy-to-use speed workout.

5. Do a DIY Outdoor Boot Camp.

You can do this no-equipment workout pretty much anywhere. It involves cardio and conditioning intervals, and all you need is a stop watch.

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