August 9, 1989 |
No matter how romantic it looks, don't do it: don't run barefoot on the beach. Doctors say that running barefoot on the sand puts stress on the tendons and ligaments in your legs. And even wearing sneakers while jogging on the beach won't eliminate all risk of injury. "When your heel goes deep into the sand, it puts a strain on the front part of your foot," said podiatrist John H. Walter Jr., who runs the Foot and Ankle Pain Fracture Center in Avalon. "Your tendons aren't conditioned for this.
September 14, 1995 |
Nearly two months after the township was denied a state grant to rehabilitate recreational spots along Tookany Creek Parkway, the commissioners have decided to try again. This time, officials said they would apply next year to receive funds for the one-mile jogging trail along the parkway, between New Second Street and Central Avenue. And this time, they say, they will shoot only for one project instead of several. The township's Public Affairs Committee recommended to the Board of Commissioners an 8-foot-wide asphalt trail at an estimated $189,588 cost, plus $14,385 for a design and construction plan.
August 27, 1989 |
Remember running? In the 1970s, it seemed as if everyone embraced running or jogging as the ultimate form of exercise. Both running and aerobics were super-hot trends that helped introduce Americans to the health benefits of cardiovascular training. Running is still popular, but not not as much as it used to be. Why? There are several reasons. Running lost some devotees to other cross-training activities, such as bicycling, swimming, walking and rowing. Also, some exercise enthusiasts delved into running or jogging too quickly, committing the fitness sin of doing too much, too soon.
April 12, 2011 |
A 17-year-old girl jogging in Wissahickon Park was attacked Monday morning near Devil's Pool but quickly escaped, police said. The girl was finishing a 20-minute run around 8:20 a.m. when a male she had passed by at the beginning of her jog tackled her to the ground at the same location, said Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit. "She feels the male pulling at her clothing, specifically the waistband of her jogging pants," Darby said. She was able to quickly free herself and run to a group of people for safety, Darby said, adding that no sexual assault occurred.
May 26, 2005 |
Afleet Alex got on the racetrack yesterday morning for the first time since winning the Preakness, jogging two miles at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Afterward, trainer Tim Ritchey said all signs still looked good. He plans to ship the colt Saturday to Belmont Park, site of the June 11 Belmont Stakes. He had planned to make the trip tomorrow but thought there would be less traffic the next day on the holiday weekend. "Trying to think ahead," Ritchey said yesterday Afleet Alex may not know it, but Ritchey and others have been paying close attention.
December 25, 1994 |
Like to jog? Maybe hit a few tennis balls across the net? Like both and can't choose? The Board of Commissioners made its choice last week, opting, in a 4-2 vote, to repair tennis courts at Elkins Park Middle School rather than paving a one-mile jogging path along Tookany Creek Parkway. Commissioners Robert C. Gerhard and Thomas J. Ellis cast the dissenting votes. Commissioner Robert Hannun was absent. The work will be part of the rehabilitation of several spots along the parkway, for which the township plans to seek a state grant requiring matching funds.
March 30, 2000 |
Sexual-assault victim Grace Roman finally has the attention of Philadelphia police. Roman, 34, was attacked while jogging along West River Drive five years ago by a man who tackled her hard enough to knock out one of her contact lenses. The assailant dragged Roman into the bushes, tried to tear off her jogging suit, drove his hands beneath the fabric, and violated her. A passerby interrupted the attack. Roman complained that police showed little interest in the case after an initial interview and downgraded it from an attempted rape to a minor offense.
May 14, 1986 |
Joggers might be interested in a new hazard that has been discovered by a physician. It's not as common as the heart attacks, torn ligaments, broken ankles, dog bites, muggings, and other jogging risks we hear about. But it is something that joggers might give some thought to avoiding, since it can be painful and debilitating. The physician, Dr. Melvin Hershkowitz of Jersey City, writes about the hazard in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Hershkowitz, a jogger, was the victim.
March 31, 1986 |
Philadelphians eat a lot of pretzels and mustard, drink a lot of tea, see a bunch of plays and musicals and bet the lottery with reckless abandon. But when it comes to drinking bourbon and jogging, they're just not trying. Philadelphians also don't buy as many women's T-shirts as do denizens of other major cities. Yes, women's T-shirts! Philadelphians do, however, buy more women's cloth coats, eat more spaghetti sauce, quaff more headache remedies and wear more gold jewelry than the average.
May 1, 2004 |
More than 600 miles away from home and Pontiac, Mich., Mayor Willie W. Payne still has a watchful eye on city streets. Payne, a former police officer who was in town for the National Conference of Black Mayors convention, assisted Sixth Police District officers yesterday in arresting a man suspected of breaking into a Center City parking meter and scooping the change. "I guess I still have those instincts," said Payne, who spent 17 years as an officer in Michigan. Payne said that he was out jogging yesterday morning when shortly before 8 he noticed a man breaking into a parking meter on 12th Street near Race Street.