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Lululemon Run Club + Yoga + Sweetgreen!

Morning!

I had a fun night last night — it started with my Lululemon Georgetown Tuesday night run club!

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As usual, we all met at the store at 6:30 and headed out from there. This time, instead of running towards the monuments, we decided to run over the Key Bridge and down to Roosevelt Island!

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I love Roosevelt Island — it’s hard to believe when you’re on it that the city is so close! It’s beautiful — very wooded with lots of trails. I hadn’t run over here in awhile and I miss it! It’s also a fun place to come and walk around and explore, if you’re in DC and looking for something to do this weekend. :)

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You also have beautiful views of Georgetown from the walking bridge over to the island.

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From this view, Georgetown University always reminds me of the Prague Castle. :)

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My college friend Kathleen joined for run club again this week so we had fun chatting away and stuck together the whole time. There were two distance options for the evening — a 3.5 mile loop and a 5.5 or 6 mile loop. I almost always choose the long option during run club, but last night Kathleen and I weren’t really feeling a long run, so we decided to do the shorter option. It’s important to know when to dial it back a notch! I ran 5 miles with Matt on Monday night so I had already gotten in some good mileage this week, anyway. :)

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We stuck around a 9 min/mile pace for the run — faster heading towards Roosevelt Island and then slower when on the island since the trail was rocky at times. My watch only shows 3.26 because I didn’t start it until we were already half way over Key Bridge!

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Kathleen and I spread out our mats and hung out with The Running Yogis while waiting for the rest of the group to return.

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When everyone else got back, we did a 10 minute yoga runner’s stretch cool down (felt soooo good) and then, just for fun, practiced inversions! There were actually about 5 guys in the running group last night and they all stuck it out through the yoga, but weren’t feeling the inversions. ;)

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I feel like a handstand is one of those things that once you’ve done it a few times and know the movement, you’ll always be able to do it. I have my gymnastics days to thank for the fact that I can still rock a good handstand. :)

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After running and yoga I walked over to Sweetgreen, a few blocks away, to meet my friend Dasha for dinner!

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Dasha and I know each other through Gena (we first met at the lovely welcome back dinner party that Gena threw for me back in June) and have been chatting on email since and trying to find a time that worked to meet up again. Last night was perfect — she came straight from a pilates class, and I came from my run club! Both sweaty and ready for food. :)

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Dasha actually works for Sweetgreen so we had fun chatting some about her career path thus far and catching up on life, too. The weather was perfect for sitting out and chatting!

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I destroyed everything you see in the photo above — all of it was delicious, of course. Sweetgreen is the best! If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. :)

Off to work I go — 3 more days left at the hospital! Yesterday my boss and coworkers were trying to convince me to think about working there when I’m done — it’s nice to hear that they think I’m doing a good job, although clinical work is still not my thing. :) I was very flattered, though!

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

Comments

  1. 1

    Yum yum yum, I love Sweetgreen <3

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    You are so lucky to have such beautiful views on your run. That would definitely keep me motivated!!

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    Looks like a great run and delicious dinner to follow! It is so cool how you finish the running session off with a bit of yoga, perfect way to stretch and unwind.

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    Wow! Your handstand is quite impressive! I’m still working on mine. I’m taking an inversion class soon, so hopefully it will help me as I continue to pursue my goal. Yea, I don’t think I want to do clinical, but I never know..Need to keep my mind opened..But still, I think I want to focus on prevention rather than treatment. Have a great day, Anne!

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    The idea of a running club sounds so spectacular, especially in the summer. What a great way to stay connected and accountable. And dinner at Sweetgreen after is a fine incentive! Can’t wait to see you soon girl!

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    I love sweet green!! Are there beginner runs with the running club?

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      The run club is geared toward people who can run between 3 and 6 miles. The fastest groups are usually around 8 or 8:30 min/miles, and the slowest groups are usually around a 10 or 10:30 pace I think.

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    Looks fun! Hi Kathleen! :)

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    Keep the bread. I’d kill for that salad, though. Looks yum.

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    I remember I could do a handstand back in my gymnastics days…don’t think I could manage to do one again though!

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    the lululemon run club sounds like so much fun!! and the views on your run are gorgeous!

    also, sweetgreen sounds amazing – wish i lived on the east coast! :)

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    I got engaged on Teddy Roosevelt Island!

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    Just curious as to why clinical isn’t your thing? I’m a dietetics student also, but haven’t even applied to the program yet – trying to decide between a master’s and a second bachelors…I hear which degree you have matters more for which discipline you are in, but I have liked my clinical job shadows thus far. I also hear that you typically need a master’s for clinical, at least in my city, so that’s part of the decision thus far.

    Sorry – that might have been confusing, but anyway – just curious about your thoughts on clinical…any info helps! :)

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      I just would rather focus on prevention, to help people to not get to the point that they’re at in the hospitals. I just feel like prevention is where I can have more of a positive impact. :) That’s just me, though! And I would always recommend getting a masters vs. a second bachelors – why do all that extra work and NOT get a masters degree? That was my logic, anyway!

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        Yeah, I can see the point about prevention, especially since you are getting a masters in public health…but I think things like treating wounds more effectively with nutrition, etc. are fascinating, too…

        the hold-up about the masters degree is that it’s almost twice as much money…and I don’t know if I’ll get twice the money out of it. But, maybe twice the employment opportunity? Still thinking about it, but leaning toward masters at this point…

        Thanks for the quick response!

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          Yeah the hospital was definitely fascinating and I’ve enjoyed this summer and learned a ton, but it’s just not my thing. I hear you on the money – for me, since I had so many prereqs to do, the masters and the bachelors were basically the same amount of time and money when you added it all together!

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    Where did your friend take her pilates class? I’ve been looking for a good place in DC or VA.

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    Looks like such a fun evening! Glad you ladies could connect over some lovely bowls of green :)

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    Oh my goodness, I’ve been dying to try the salad you had! I’m such a sucker for any post about Georgetown or Sweetgreen :) Two of my favorite things in the world!

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