Category Archives: Adventure/Travel

Inspiring Athletes Part II: Kacie Darden and the Race Across America

“We are all capable of so much more than we think we are. When we put ourselves out there and we risk failure, and we do things that other people call “crazy,” that is when we find true joy and a sense of accomplishment.” Those powerful words come to us from 29 year-old elite endurance athlete […]

Inspiring Athletes: Dani Grabol and the Race Across America

Dani Grabol once weighed 225 pounds and was a pack-a-day smoker. Then,  in 2005, her doctor told her that if she didn’t change her ways she’d be dead before she turned 40.  So she hit the gym. A year later she’d lost 70 pounds and competed in her first triathlon.  Instantly hooked, she made plans […]

Inspirational Fitness 3: Lina’s Fantastic 330-mile Bike Camping Adventure

Lina’s back from her inspirational 330 mile bike trip from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC and agreed to share the details.  All her careful planning paid off:  she survived rain and warmer-than-expected weather, rode the whole way without equipment failure or injury, built up a hearty appetite but never went hungry, and successfully found places […]

Inspirational Fitness Part 2: Great Fall Fun

Fall is officially upon us, and those nice cool days seem to scream “get outside!” If you needed some inspiration, check out these ideas for enjoying the great outdoors in the Washington, DC area (and beyond)–from casual afternoon activities to events that will get your blood pumping. Running Races There are few more thorough resources […]

Inspirational Fitness: Lina’s Mega Ride!

The weather is wonderful here in DC after a long hot summer, making it the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with long bike rides, hikes, and runs. This week, dedicated spinner Lina Khan inspires us with details of her upcoming 330 mile bike trip from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. Want to plan a multi-day cycling […]