If you weren’t able to get a bib for The Philly 10K this year, I’ve got some good news for you: The race is looking for volunteers, and they’ve got some pretty sweet perks for folks who sign up. Each volunteer will get a Philly 10K shirt, a $20 gift card to Philadelphia Runner, free beer and—drumroll, please—the ability to register for next year’s race before registration opens. Say whaaat?!
It doesn’t get much better than this: Wednesday evening, Lululemon is hosting a free outdoor yoga class followed by a sunset showing of Mrs. Doubtfire. Yoga plus a billion belly-ache-inducing laughs equals the greatest core workout ever—am I right?
For this week’s workout, you’re going to count by five all the way to 50. You’ll start by doing five pull-ups, then you’ll do 10 burpees, next you’ll do 15 reverse flys, and so on, increasing the number of reps by five until you get to the last exercise on the list—50 jumprope jumps. You’ll go through the circuit a total of four times, so get ready for some serious sweat, my friends. Good luck!
Grab a pen and paper—you’re going to want to add this to your wish list: A new bike, designed with just about every feature a bike commuter could ever want will be available to buy in 2015, and it looks freakin’ awesome.
Welcome to our new Monday feature, the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.
Name: Christine C. Casady
Day job: IT for Villanova University
Where she snapped this: Wildwood Crest
What she was doing: Crow position—goofing around after beach yoga class.
Number of years she’s been doing yoga: Four.
• An NYC chef says parsley is the ultimate flavor enhancer. Actually, what she really says is that parsley is the “the underwear of my kitchen: I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere without it”—which, of course, is the best way, ever, of phrasing that particular sentiment. Check out these recipes that’ll get you on the parsley bandwagon, too. [Food + Wine]
Earlier this week, I was informed by the folks over on the Free People blog that some of my very favorite summer vegetables are, in fact, fruits: zucchini, eggplant, peppers, corn—they’re all fruits, you guys! Who knew? Like tomatoes and avocados, they all have seeds, and seeds mean fruit, says science.
But it doesn’t really matter whether they are fruits or vegetables—what matters is that they are freakin’ delicious. And, lucky for us, they’re also in season. So for this week’s recipes, we’ve brought you five dishes loaded with some of our favorite farmers’ market fruits that you, if you are anything like us, probably thought were vegetables up until now. Enjoy!
Up this week, we’ve got Gus, a friendly young pit bull mix who loves hitting the trails and, even better, resting his head in your lap after after a long run. Find out more about this guy below.
Taylor Swift has been getting a lot of hate this week. And a lot of love, depending on whom you ask. Her latest music video for “Shake It Off,” the first single off her to-be-released new album 1989, has everybody talking, with some saying it’s racist, some saying it’s not. Others are saying it’s “got a great tan-to-party ratio” (that’s apparently a good thing) and still others say it’s almost “too perfect” for a pop song.
Here’s the thing: I don’t particularly care if you like her new song or not. It’s not even on the playlist this week. The point of this week’s sweat-tastic playlist is to take a cue from Taylor, who, I’m positive, is spending a lot of time this week trying to shake off her haters. To wit: I want you to shake off this almost-over workweek and dance a little! See what I did there?
Below is two-plus hours worth of music meant to get you moving, grooving and, most important, smiling. TGIF, y’all. Let’s shake it off.
It’s time, guys. Registration for the second annual Love Run half marathon, set for March 29, 2015, opened this morning at 10 a.m., and today only organizers are giving 150 randomly selected runners half off the $65 registration fee.