Jasmine Chiaramonte holds more than just the title of honeygrow’s VP of Finance - this vegetarian and mother of three is a beyond-accomplished ultra-runner. Needing a flexible method of keeping fit (while also having an excuse to leave the house), Jasmine took to running and was quickly on her way to completing ultra-marathons. Her current personal distance record is 119 miles in a 24-hour event, with hopes to break 130 miles in an upcoming race in May 2019.
we took a trip up the Schuylkill River Trail to visit Manayunk + learn more about how the neighborhood continues to redefine itself. With the help of new trails, shops + attitude, Manayunk has quickly become the go-to spot for those looking to stay active. Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC) Director of Marketing + Events (and Manayunk resident), Caitlin Maloney, along with Project Director of the Schuylkill Project, Kay Sykora, walked us through some of the recent changes in the community's trail system + overall vibe.
Our friends at Trail Creek Outfitters are more than just retailers for your outdoor needs. Consider it a community driven store with top-notch products and a host of events throughout the year that benefit various local charities. Co-founder, Ed Camelli (pictured left) talks us through their 33-year history, the importance of community involvement + how having a supportive, knowledgeable staff alongside the best quality merchandise sets them apart from the big guys and online retailers.
Summer is here and our hgRunClub is in full swing.
Join us Tuesday, June 30th and every LAST Tuesday of the month for a 3-5 mile run!
It's suitable for runners of any caliber, so bring a friend! Afterward, join us for dinner or a snack at our 16th St. location and get 25% your order! Stay active, stay healthy—the more you run, the more stir-fry you can enjoy! Yum!
For runners, there is no more challenging time to train than the dead of winter. It’s dark when you wake up. It’s dark when you leave work. Not to mention the cold temperatures and ice that make it hard to remain consistent with your runs.
So how do you stay motivated and safe in the winter?
Here are three tips for any runner training for a spring race:
1. Run in well-lit and clear areas
The first thing people usually say to hg office manager and bookkeeper, Raelynn, after they find out she's running the Philadelphia Marathon this November is, "you're crazy." After they find out she doesn't eat meat it's, "but where do you get your protein?"
Quick to fill you in with an answer to both,