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The holidays are often synonymous with an abundance of food and cocktails, as parties and family gatherings kick into high gear. But there are plenty of festive walks and runs in the D.C. area that will help keep you in the spirit -- and keep you active -- during the holiday season.
It's not all about running for Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. It's about coming together with like-minded women to exercise bodies and emotions.
"Order up!" may not be the first words most runners hear after a hard run, but for more than 150 Washingtonians, it's very familiar.
Whether you're just thinking about starting a running program or reaching your peak mileage for fall race season, one thing is certain: runners, regardless of their speed and distance, love their gear and gadgets. Here are the top picks.
If you're looking for ways to get out and challenge your body as summer winds down, there are a handful of local races that will get your blood pumping -- some even take place this weekend.
Finding time to consistently exercise is challenging, particularly in our area, where the need to balance long commutes, careers and personal obligations often interfere with our best intentions to exercise regularly. But with some determination and creative scheduling, carving out just a small part of your day is all it takes to be consistent with your fitness.
Instead of avoiding the outdoors all summer, embrace the heat by following these training and racing tips:
Before Rachel Panay joined Back On My Feet, she was an alcoholic with a waning music career. And she certainly wasn't a runner. Yet at a quarter of six on a chilly morning, she's outside the N Street Women's Shelter dressed in a thick black coat, wool hat and gloves preparing for a run.
A marathon is supposed to end with smiles, maybe tears of joy and certainly exhaustion. It is not supposed to end with carnage and blood on the streets. The horror that struck Boston last week makes some of us wonder: Could it happen here, too?
There will always be a Boston Marathon. By the Lord's grace, I'll get back there and have a wicked good time.