Hello from freezing DC. I’m here for nearly a week due to a confluence of a wedding and a work trip. Before moving to New York in 2012, I lived here for 5 and a half years and remember exclusively moderate winters. Since I’ve left your nation’s capital has become an arctic tundra. Brr.  But that’s no excuse to hibernate. Remember?

freezing outside the West Wing

freezing outside the West Wing

I wanted to share some of the fitness blogs that I love reading. There are others I love but for today, I wanted to highlight this six. They are worth checking out for inspirational stories, humble laughs and relatable tips. Let me know what you think. Any to add?

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Oh hello!

Last week I shared a record of every time I worked out. I got more views on that post than most posts – by a heap – so I think it’s something you (or someone!) is interested in reading.

Me too.

I love day-in-the-life posts, and other deep dives into the habits of others when it comes to fitness. I’d love to learn yours! Let me know in the comments how this compares to what you’re doing!

February 1-7: Every Workout

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I was in Washington last week and saw my old orthopedist. Ahh first loves! (I lived in DC for nearly 6 years before moving to New York.) I’ve become the sort of traveler who packs her MRI next to her travel toothbrush so I was ready to go when he had a last minute opening.

sunset in DC

Sunset in DC from Union Station. Union Station > Penn Station

After my first race (the Broad Street 10 miler) I wound up with a hairline fracture. Without much fanfare, I found a doctor who took my insurance… and then quickly fell in love with him. He actually solved my ailment immediately! He prescribed orthotics and physical therapy and eventually my ankles were back in business. After all the rigmarole, this time around I was excited to return to someone who had proven he knows what’s up.

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I recently asked my friend Jenny if she had ever tried a cleanse. She responded, “I once subsisted on only grapefruit, coffee and Parliament Lights, but I don’t think that’s what you’re looking for.” Fair, Jenny. Fair. Jenny’s “cleanse” is not a good example, but I love reading about strange exercises, fad diets and weird habits.

And I’ve had a lot to read recently! Maybe it’s residual New Year’s Resolution excitement, but there have a ton of trendy/weird health and fitness news out there. Instead of sending it in a mass email to my friends who I hope aren’t too tired of that sort of correspondence, I thought I’d share it here. I mean, if you’re reading this you must like weird fitness stuff. At least a little. So here are 3 of the best ones.  Here. We. Go.

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