Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Radio Hits You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

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Confession: I am happiest when I’m alone in my car, shamelessly belting out every single lyric to the latest Iggy Azalea song—or Nick Jonas song (so embarrassing, I know), or any other number of Top 40 hits I’m ashamed to know every single word to. And the great thing about running is that is kind of like being in the car: You can listen to all the music you love to hate (but really just love) as loud as you want without fear of your roommate/boyfriend/wife/landlord/boss walking in on you and staring at you like you’ve completely lost it.

So for this week’s playlist, I bring you just that: A playlist packed with 90-minutes worth of radio hits we all love to hate. Plug in your headphones, turn the volume up and get ready to sweat—and sing—shame-free.

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Run with Your Dog at First-Ever Bark in the Park 5K Race this Weekend

Last year's Bark in the Park walk // Photo courtesy of Amber Adamson

Last year’s Bark in the Park walk // Photo courtesy of Amber Adamson

Grab your four-legged running buddy and get ready to race, you guys: This Saturday, October 25th, the first-ever Bark in the Park 5K race —complete with a pre-race yoga class, post-race massages, food trucks and a puppy kissing booth—will take over Media’s Rose Tree Park, and you and your pup are invited.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Flashback to 2004

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Remember the year 2004? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still together, Britney Spears had yet to go insane and Destiny’s Child was still making music. Oh, how things change. In celebration of #FlashbackFriday, we’ve found all of our favorite hits from those golden years—from Britney, to No Doubt to Kevin Lyttle (remember him?!), these beats are sure to get you moving, and reminiscing. Happy sweating, people!

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Will Run for Food (and Alcohol): Philly’s Best Runs for Foodies

Uncle Dave's Jog N Hog

Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream Jog ‘N Hog

A toast to those whose motivation to run hinges on a calories-be-damned end reward. These six races are right up your alley. Mark ‘em on your calendar.

Run the Vineyards
There are distances for every runner—from 5Ks to 10Ks to an obstacle-course run—and wine for all at these races through local PA and Jersey vineyards. Multiple dates and locations.

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Confessions of a Former Running Hater: 5 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Running

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I’ve got something big to confess, you guys: I hate running. Like, I really hate it. I hate running the way you might hate someone who whistles Rent show tunes for an entire Megabus ride—there is a lot of hate there. Or, at least, there was.

As of last month, I am officially a running convert.

To give you a little background: I ran track from sixth through 12th grade, and was a team captain for the last two years before I very unceremoniously quit in a short and not-so-gracious email five minutes before a Saturday morning practice during my senior year. Because I just hated running So. Freakin’. Much. (And because I was a super-bratty teenager. But hey, that’s beside the point.) And the day I quit track, I quit running. Forever.

But don’t get me wrong, I love working out: I’m all for a good boot camp or hot yoga class, and I’d rather trek five miles across town than hop on the subway. It’s just, distance running has always seemed so…boring. Then, about a month ago, Be Well editor, Emily, convinced me to go on my very first run since, well, high school, and I actually kind of enjoyed myself. Emphasis on the “kind of.” But then I went on another run, and another, and, eventually, I started to actually enjoy myself. And soon it became official: I like running.

I know, I’m shocked, too.

And since I started running, I’ve noticed a few things about the practice that I never would’ve picked up on had I just continued hating on it from the sidelines. So here, five surprising things I’ve learned about running since I started pounding the pavement myself.

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