Philly 10K Volunteers Get Some Pretty Sweet Perks

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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?!

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Yoga and a Movie Wednesday Night in Wayne

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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?

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BeWOW: The Count-By-Fives Workout

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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!

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: “Boom! I Did It!”

Christine Casady, our #BWPSelfie taker of the week!

Christine Casady, our #BWPSelfie taker of the week!

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.

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The Checkup: The Fresh Herb You Should Always, Always Have in Your Kitchen

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• 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]

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What to Eat This Week: Surprising Farmers’ Market Fruits

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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!

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: “Shake It Off” Like Taylor Swift

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.

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