#RapOnTheRun: Atlanta’s Movers And Pacers Run Club Review #MoversandPacers

 

If you’re a runner and decide to visit Atlanta, Georgia you may want to check out the Movers And Pacers run club. I follow Atlantapologist Maurice Garland on Instagram and first read about the run club earlier this year via his ‘Gram feed.

Movers And Pacers is an influencer based run club created to encourage the running habit. It was created by Senor Kaos in November 2013. Now if you’re a fan of Atlanta hip hop, y’all may remember Senor Kaos’body of work as an emcee. Movers And Pacers meets three times a week: there’s a Sunday run, a Tuesday sprint workout, and a Wednesday mid-week run.

This week I’ve been in Atlanta, Georgia to attend #ATLast, Outkast’s 20th anniversary concert and spend time with friends who live in the city. Since my marathon training is still in full swing, I decided to check out Movers And Pacers for a Sunday evening run while in town.

To be honest with y’all I was a bit nervous about attending.

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Stranger Day (@StrangerDay) Ft. Elevator Jay (@ElevatorJay) &Lotta —“All In Together Now”(Video)

 

Charlotte, NC’s Elevator Jay links up with fellow Charlotte residents Stranger Day &Lotto for a new track off Stranger Day’s new upcoming album Graves. The song was produced by Joel Khouri with Scott Weaver on the horns. This track is kinda jammin’shawty. Graves is set to release later on this month.

On a side note, I wish Elevator Jay would stop playing and release a new EP. If y’all have about 25 minutes check out his Ahead Of Time EP, that dropped back in 2012. It’s still one of my favorite top 10 Carolina hip hop releases of all time.

Y’all can watch the video for “All In Together Now”after the jump!

Run That Back:
Elevator Jay — “Clear My Throat”.

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Al Be (@ThisIsAlBe) —“Mainstream 14″

 

Raleigh, NC emcee Al Be puts a millennial spin on Outkast’s classic “Mainstream”. The original track appeared on the duo’s second album, ATLien, which dropped in 1996.

Y’all can check out Al Be’s version of “Mainstream”below.

“Mainstream 14″–

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#RapOnTheRun: Recipe Review: How To Make Your Own Sports Recovery Drinks (&Save Money!)

If you ever thought making sports recovery drinks at home (think Gatorade, GU Brew, Nuun, etc.) are hard, think again: they are much easier than you think! There are countless products available on the market and in local athletic stores. Over the past year as I’ve learned why it’s important to hydrate runs with sports recovery drinks vs. plain water, I became partial to GU Brew. It was mainly because I liked the flavors and taste. At almost $10 for a tube of 12 tablets, it wasn’t the most economical option but worked.

The below recipe for making your own homemade sports recovery drinks originally appeared in the September 2014 print and web edition of Endurance Magazine. The Endurance Magazine version contains sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda), which helps your body recover after intense workouts by decreasing soreness and stiffness. The original recipe also calls for honey. In my quest to follow a mostly vegan diet [READ: #RapOnTheRun: Thank Y’all + New Health &Fitness Direction], I modified the recipe to make it vegan friendly.

So how did the homemade sports recovery drink turn out? In a nutshell, great! I was able to mix everything in about 5 minutes. It is very easy to make plus I had all of the ingredients already in the kitchen.

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