The scoop on what’s new around town
Run with the Expert
Olympic runner Jeff Galloway is holding the inaugural Jeff Galloway 13.1 on Sunday, December 14 in Midtown. If a half marathon sounds like too far of a distance for you, think again. Galloway, an author, speaker and runner for more than 40 years, has developed a free training program for those interested in building up their running skills in a safe, effective way. Plus, on the day of the race, you can take your pick of any of the official pace groups that will help you stay motivated and on schedule till the end of the 13.1 miles. Registration is $115 until December 8 and $130 afterward.
No More Earbud Blues
Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, but not all of them are comfortable for everyone. RunPhones takes care of that by combining headphones with another must-have running accessory: a sweatband. These headphones are sewn into a moisture-wicking mesh headband that keeps runners dry and keeps your music at your ears. The headphones are compatible with iPhone and most other music devices, and the headband itself is machine washable. $39.95
Open Up to Yoga
Roswell Yoga Life recently opened in Roswell, offering heated and non-heated yoga, prenatal yoga, and classes specifically geared toward kids and teens. At this 1,600-square-foot studio, students can also purchase healthy retail items such as fruit, nuts, nutrition bars and bottled water, in addition to custom bolsters, eye pillows and nature-inspired jewelry. Owner Gretchen Griffin invites all yogis of all levels to find support at RYL. An unlimited month of classes costs just $49.
Details: 408 South Atlanta St., Suite 157, Roswell, GA, www.roswellyogalife.com
A Helping Hand
For a burst of summer during this cold season, HollyBeth Organics will soon release their new Orange Peppermint Hand Wash and Hand Lotion Set. The blend of essential oils will cleanse skin without drying it, as well as provide an energizing citrus scent. Plus, HollyBeth Organics is the only USDA certified organic skin care line in Atlanta that is also certified cruelty-free, so both your hands and heart can feel good this holiday season. HollyBeth Organics products available at Atlanta Made or online. $59
Details: 1187 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, www.hollybethorganics.com
National Diabetes Month
Throughout Atlanta this month, the American Diabetes Association will hold events to educate Atlantans, provide resources and raise money to help put a stop to diabetes. On November 8, lace up your sneakers and head to the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes at Turner Field. Anyone who raises $1,000 or more will be recognized as a Champion to Stop Diabetes. Then on November 22, head to the free Diabetes Expo at Cobb Galleria. There will be a healthy cooking stage, diabetes management seminars and a special appearance by Patti LaBelle.