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June 28th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

It’s H-O-T, HOT!

Whatever part of my brain thought it was a good idea to train for my first marathon in the dead of summer is regretting it right about now (and training hasn’t even really started). It is hot outside, like hard to breath hot. Getting my runs in mean they either need to happen on the […][...]

June 24th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Wellness

Summer Bucket List

Last Wednesday marked the first day of Summer, and if I wasn’t sure the high temps are sure sign that it is time to start thinking about summer activities. Last Summer was a little hectic with first moving here and then the wedding so we didn’t get to do a lot of the fun things […[...]

June 20th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food

Dressed Up Mexican

We recently over stuffed ourselves at Mike Isabella’s second DC restaurant Bandolero. Similar to our night at Graffiato we went with the tasting menu to ensure a little of everything. We started with La Cata a smathering of dips including guacamole, and totopos — tortilla chips dressed with[...]

June 17th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

A Hotel That Fits Me

It’s been a full year since I transitioned into working remotely and traveling back and forth to NYC. I’ve stayed in everything from boutique hotels to Quality Inns (awful, just terrible). For awhile I was at the Roger on Madison Ave. The rooms were great, and the gym was a good size and[...]

June 13th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Happy Birthday Lululemon Clarendon: Tabata Workout

Lululemon Clarendon celebrated their fifth birthday this week with a “Tops Off Tabata Workout.” The tops off being optional. Shutting down Edgewood right across from Whole Foods, I joined probably close to 50 others for a 60 minute tabata routine led  by Matt Boehmer  of Energy Club. I[...]

June 10th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Wellness

Marathon Training is Freaking Me Out

Back when I lived in NYC I made the commitment to do New York Road Runners’ 9+1 program to qualify for the 2012 Marathon. I did it in record time aka before moving to DC–then a dear friend decided to get married on race day. I was not missing their wedding for 26.2 miles especially [&hel[...]