Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

May 25, 2015 11:03 am

Wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day as we remember the many heroes who have served our country.

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Crack Open Six Different Types of Crab at Joe’s Crab Shack

May 19, 2015 1:26 pm

Of the 50 states, more than 60 percent of them play host to a Joe's Crab Shack. Lucky for the residents of Pennsylvania, their home state is on that list four times over. One of those eateries sits right along Mall Boulevard in King of Prussia. Like its many sister restaurants, the Joe's Crab Shack near Philly is always shelling out fresh seafood and happy hour treats.

Swing by after work with a few friends to grab a Patron Rita for $5 (or another libation for $3) and a few appetizers to share. Though happy hour is only held at the bar, you'll still be able to sample some of the fresh seafood that makes Joe's such a popular spot. Come for a dinner if you want the full experience, though. Regulars recommend calling ahead—the host will text you when your table is ready.

Dig into one of the eatery's signature "buckets of crab," which are exactly what they sound like. Snow crab, queen crab, and king crab are just a few of your options, and they all come with your choice of potato and either corn on the cob or hush puppies. Order them with one of Joe's six house seasoning blends, like garlic herb or spicy boil. Customers also praise the steampots, which showcase massive medleys of fresh seafood.

Joe's Crab Shack
244 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-2237

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How to Train for a 5K: A Beginner’s Guide

May 12, 2015 11:27 am

Anyone can run a 5K, no matter how inexperienced you are with running. If you want to train on your own for an upcoming race in your area, these smart (and safe) tips will help you to get in shape.

  1. Join a group. Many cities have running groups that help one another to train for a 5K. Visit a running store in your area to see if there’s a group that you can join.
  2. Make a plan. Begin training eight weeks before race day. Begin by running 1 mile four days per week, with alternating rest days in between training days. Build up your running distances in quarter-mile increments each week until you finally make it to 5K.
  3. Add in cross-training. If you prefer, you can replace one day of training with a day of cross training, such as biking, swimming, or working out on an elliptical machine for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Don’t skip rest days. Even if you feel strong enough to add in additional running days, remember that your body needs rest in order to build muscle and prevent injury.
  5. Switch days. If you have a busy schedule, feel free to switch training days and rest days from week to week. It’s better to switch your schedule around than to miss a training day entirely.

How to Train for Your First 5K [Active]
The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan [Cool Running]
How to Train to Run Your First 5K [About Health]
Beginner 5K Training Schedule: Go from the Couch to the Finish Line! [Shape]

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