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Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: November 1 - 2

Photo by Flickr user Viola Aragon. LicenseCheck out last week's post highlighting Fall hikes if you want to get out this weekend.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the NOAA is predicting weekend temperatures in the high 40's.

This week's list includes 10 activities, all are FREE! 

Featured Race: The Color Run on November 1, 2014

Featured Race: The Color Run

Photograph courtesy of The Color Run.

About The Color Run: “The Color Run is one of the largest event series in the United States and is the original paint race. The Color Run is a 5-kilometer event where participants get showered in colorful powder at each kilometer. At the end of the event, there is a 'Finish Festival', where there is music, dancing and all of the participants participate in giant color throws.”

The next Washington D.C. Color Run is this weekend! Jamie Miller, The Color Run's public relations manager, was kind enough to answer questions about the race.  

Washington DC Area Fitness Event Highlights - Oct 29 Edition

Vinyasa for Vets

In this series, we highlight new and/or upcoming events listed on the Active Life DC calendar and Daily Activity pages. A quick reminder, special events and fitness classes can now be posted to the calendar FREE of charge. One needs to register for an account to post, but the whole process should take only a few minutes.

Post a class or event

Many of the highlighted events are FREE!

5 Strategies For Long-Term Healthy Eating

5 Strategies For Long Term Healthy Eating

Photo by Flickr user zingiwin. License

Chances are good that you already understand the basics of “eating right”.  It’s pretty simple: eat fewer refined carbs (especially flour and sugar by any of it’s names), replace those carbs with veggies and some fruit, eat more protein, and have a moderate amount of healthy fat.  We can argue about details (dairy? legumes?) and meal frequency, but nutrition basics are simple and well known.

If we basically know what to do, and it’s not onerous, then why is it still so hard eat right consistently?  Because changing habits is hard to do.  And, trying to eliminate bad habits with willpower or self-discipline alone is impossible on a long enough timeline.  This article is about how to take the good information that you already have and turn it into something that you can apply and build on for a lifetime.

Featured Yogi: Paige Morency-Notario of STROGA, VIDA, and Yoga Heights

Featured Yogi: Paige Morency-Notario of STROGA, VIDA, and Yoga Heights

Paige Morency-Notario of STROGAVIDA Fitness and Yoga Heights.

About Paige: Morency-Notario is 200-hour certified Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher in the DC area. Come to her classes ready to work and play, fly and deepen, root and rise. While she strives to offer a powerful class, there is always opportunity to amplify or modify according to your current needs.

Paige was kind enough to answer questions for us in the lastest installment of our Featured Yogi series. 

The Scale Can Be Misleading: Body Compositon Measurements with GW Professor Todd Miller

Body Fat Measurements From GW Professor Todd Miller

Chris (left) and Todd (right) using the Dexa Scan. 

Our best efforts to improve our health and fitness are subject to the tools and information we have available to us. We rely on scales, heart rate monitors and calorie counters to monitor our progress; unfortunately the information we get from these tools can be misleading, often times sabotaging our hard work.

USA Track and Field Championships Return to Alexandria Nov 16

USA Track and Field Championships Return to Alexandria Nov 16

Complete with a fan festival, kids’ fun run and beer garden, the .US National 12K presented by Neustar returns Sunday, Nov. 16 to Alexandria, Virginia, as the race winds through historic Old Town and down the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

The .US National 12K features USA Track & Field’s elite and masters national championship races along with an open 12K, an open mile and a half-mile kids’ fun run. All races start and end at Oronoco Bay Park.

CrossFit Talk: Mark Toorock of Primal Fitness and American Parkour

Mark Toorock of Primal Fitness and American Parkour.

Photo courtesy of Mark Toorock of Primal Fitness and American Parkour. 

About Mark: "Mark Toorock is the founder of Primal Fitness and American Parkour. He has been fortunate enough to both live abroad and travel to many countries, meeting and training with people all over the world. Mark has set his rusty, 16 year old second degree black belt aside for the time being, focusing on other forms of movement such as CrossFit, parkour, and rock climbing. Mark was CrossFit Level 2 certified in 2007, is a MoveNat Level 2 certified coach, and recently attended the CrossFit mobility certification. At 45 my goal is to get faster, stronger and move better until age 65 where I hope to gently taper off. Each year on my birthday I hike a mountain and run the last mile, this is my benchmark."

Mark was kind enough to answer questions for us in the latest installment of our Featured CrossFit Talk.

Washington D.C. Area Weekday Things To Do Oct 27 - 31

"Fall 2012 -- The National Mall Washington (DC)" by Flickr user Ron Cogswell. License

Get active this week! Our list features 8 FREE activites, including yoga, group runs, cycling, Toned Up Tuesday with VIDA, and more!

Visit the NOAA for the latest weather updates. 

Dog Friendly 2K to Benefit Dogs of War - This Sunday!

From an email: "

What: A&E Dogs of War 2K-9 at the Marine Corps Marathon

Who: Dogs and their owners can partake in a 2K (1.2mi) run/walk

Where: Within the existing Marine Corp Marathon footprint along the National Mall in Washington D.C.

When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:40am

Why: The Marine Corps Marathon and A&E Television Network are partnering to honor our nations active and veteran servicemen and women and recognize the positive impact of therapy dogs in their recovery process. A&E will donate $500 to Operation Gratitude for each participant and dog pairing, for a total donation of $50,000. This special event at the 2014 marathon is to celebrate A&E’s new series, “Dogs of War,” premiering in November."

Ask the Elites: Favorite Post-Race Activity

"square pancakes" by Flickr User: Steve McFarland. License


Lisa Chilcote of MCRRC:
Something fun and somewhat relaxing like a movie.

Dionis Gauvin of MCRRC:
My favorite post-race activity is brunch because I'm always hungry, and I'm especially hungry after a race.  

Lauren Klumpp of Potomac River Running:
My favorite post race activity is rewarding myself with lunch or brunch with friends and an ice cold beer!  Pumpkin beer for fall races, of course ;)


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