There are many reasons why I think DC is a great place to live. Among the best reasons? Its bike friendliness, abundance of running and walking trails and the many studios offering a wide array of activities from spinning to yoga to dance.
For two years, I’ve been an avid runner. While I realize it’s everyone’s cup of tea, it’s the best exercise I’ve ever engaged in. Not only does it keep me fit – but more importantly, running provides me with a mental release from everyday stress. Running doesn’t always have to be solitary, though. There running groups sponsored by Pacers, Road Runners and Nike, and getting some of your friends together for a weekly run could become a nice way to catch up with people and avoid “lunching” – why not walk and talk? Or run and talk? Click here to read a NY Times article about choosing the right running shoes.