On August 2, 9 and 16 from 7 am to 1 pm, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. From the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, you can rock climb, soar on a zip line, or just experience the city’s streets in a new way—all for free. http://nyc.gov/summerstreets
The Achilles is a tendon that connects your two major calf muscles to the heel bone. When it is placed under too much stress, which is a common occurrence for runners and other athletes, it can become less flexible and even inflamed. An inflamed Achilles tendon can eventually tear, which is why any runner should take steps to protect their Achilles and recognize the symptoms of inflammation before they get to be too much.
As we move from one season into another, extreme temperatures can sneak up on you. It can be quite pleasant one day, then abnormally hot or cold the next. During this time of transition, it's particularly important to guard against temperature-related illnesses.