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Fitness #FaceofFitness Contest!

I entered this* on a total whim the other day, and actually think I was pretty late to the game – it shows on the contest that voting started October 19 and ends today? – but regardless, I’m in!

Fitness Magazine’s Face of Fitness Contest
(tweet/share with #FaceofFitness hashtag)

 

As of yesterday I went from #229 to #30, and now it’s kind of exciting and I’m here to ask for your support! You can see my submission below, and if you’re so inclined, please click through to vote:

lululemon Georgetown Ambassador Run 1

Vegetarian BQ Marathoner

By day I am a corporate wellness dietitian, coaching people to change their lives and make healthier choices. By any other time I am a runner and yogi, spreading my passion with anyone who will listen, run or stretch with me! I lead weekly group runs as the Georgetown lululemon Run Ambassador, share my adventures in fitness through my blog – dietitianontherun.com – and join fitness groups around DC to meet like-minded people. Two years ago I cut out meat from my diet, and was training for my first marathon. My own food philosophies and habits were evolving. Now I have four full marathons behind me, and as of October 2012 I am a Boston-qualifier. I love to help people realize that finding your fitness passion will open doors in every aspect of life! By challenging yourself you realize what you’re truly capable of – that the lines of your comfort zone should always be tested. My face is always smiling because fitness teaches me how to grow and become the best version of myself!

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I sort of have a career history with Fitness magazine…we continue to cross paths!

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Thank you for your vote and/or for coming here to read the story!

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O.L.B.A – Spreading the Good Words

I remember extensive searches during my Dietetic Internship, looking for Dietitians speaking up online. It was even a project of ours for one rotation, “Best RD Blogs”.  I found a few sites – some of which have strongly survived the online world’s fleeting fads – but wasn’t thoroughly impressed by most of what came up. I couldn’t wait to get those two letters behind my name, and  start using my voice, training and experience to really talk nutrition, diets, trends, news, fitness, and food.

DOTR Collage

In the meantime, people have really caught onto this information medium; the list of blogging dietitians, nutritionists, holistic health professionals, yogis, runners, cyclists, etc is seemingly never-ending!  Instead of searching high and low, we’re digging through noise and finding which ones really strike a tone with our own thoughts, philosophies, questions and lifestyles. I find new sites to subscribe to on a weekly basis;  now it’s a challenge to keep up with all of the things I want to read and soak in, battling the number of hours my sanity can stand to stare at a computer.

onelovelyblogawardgraphicAll of that said, one of my favorite new RDs (Congrats in order!), Carlene of Carlene’s Figments,  recently passed on the One Lovely Blog Award (OLBA) to DOTR. Her OLBA list is one worth bookmarking – sites to check out and read often. Of course, part of this blog-game is to pay it forward, spreading the love to the sites I can’t keep my eyes off of.  And, as usual, sharing random facts about myself:

  1. Friday Bike-muting – I finally figured out a route and even convinced D to join me. It’s completely out of his way, but our ride eventually lands him on a road that he can turn around on, and head straight to his office. One day out of the driver’s seat, miles for me, more miles for him – win!
  2. Making noiseI put the following apps in a folder on my iPhone labeled “Loud”: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & WordPress. Yes, I check it often, but it’s a good reminder to leave them all  alone on days I need some quiet.
  3. Flipping through pagesMy current nightstand book-buddy is Deep Economy, by Bill McKibben.
  4. Counting the days  – DC, I heart you (you know this), but you’ve got nothin’ on the Southwestern sun. Our New-Mexico trip is quickly approaching, and my roots are itching for a dose of green chile.
  5. On the Champs (Elysees)Aside from one cruise and a few trips over the Texas/Mexico border (ill-advised, at this point), I’ve never been outside of this country. Wanderlust firmly planted itself, and we have tentative plans to witness this next year to fix that!

To spread the love and good words, the following links come highly recommended by yours truly. My Reader rarely skips a date with their pages:

Nutrition Blog Network – had this existed three years ago my searches would have been much easier. All Dietitian / Nutritionist blogs in one place. Brilliant.

Tiny Buddha
– it’s nearly impossible to keep up with every post, but skim and search and you will undoubtedly find something (many things) you can’t help but bookmark and read more than once.

MindBodyGreen – a scan of the homepage reads “Why Every Athlete Should do Yoga”, Russel Brand and a collage of Wellness Experts that look like they’d be down for any adventure, any day. You can’t go wrong here.

The Wellness Warrior – while not every post is something I’d agree with 100%, this Warrior is a great resource and shares a great mix of recipes, nutrition news / tidbits, motivation and inspiration.

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Happy Friday! What site would add to that list?

 

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lululemon Retreat: Standing in Possibility

I may be well past the average age of your typical summer camper, but this past weekend I got the chance to check an empty box. I didn’t spend three, six or eight weeks on those cabin bunks, instead sticking around for a quick 30 hours. (Kids, I have a new respect for your summer adventure– that’s a long time to eat in a dining hall and sleep on a vinyl mattress with 12 people in a room. But, that waterfront view? Totally worth it!) I was surrounded by like-minded, pure-muscle, inspirational teachers, runners, business owners and lululemon team members.

Welcome to the first DC-region lululemon Ambassador Retreat:

Camp Letts Sign

About one hour outside of DC, I parked it in the Camp Letts lot and unloaded on Sunday morning. Immediately greeted by the the lulu team – made up of educators, assistant managers and managers from the stores all around the area – we were taken to our bunks & given some free time to explore.

Camp Letts cabinCamp Letts bunks
Camp Letts snack foodlululemon retreat baskets
Camp Letts Water

The “Salute Your Shorts Retreat**” was set up for local ambassadors; there are seven stores in this region, and there was a great showing from every area. Our Georgetown crew was represented by myself, tanO Mazi and Emma Saal (Epic Yoga DC).

We had fun summer camp-type activities on the agenda, mixed in with some goal coaching, action talking and lululemon culture love.

lululemon ambassador Salute your Shorts retreat sign

My mind is still absorbing everything that ran laps through it from Sunday to Monday morning. It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to really think about where I’ve been, where I’m going and what I want (ahem, set goals). I’ll get to that soon; for now, think about this:

What you say is what you become. I am ____. Someone else’s “I am” shows you their entire world.

When you stand in nothing*, you open doors to possibility.

*Let go of preconceived emotions and perceptions, past events that may hold you back from action, old frustrations, feelings and boundaries.

To bring this home for runners – imagine you had no idea what your last race time was, and/or have never looked at your watch for a split. Imagine stepping up to the starting line with no preconceived expectation. You simply told yourself that could run harder, faster, stronger. 

Standing in nothing, what would you allow your muscles to do?

Deep thoughts & ambitions aside (for now), we had fun. Those quick 30 hours consisted of zip-lining (or a ropes course, or both!), trail-running, tennis (or basketball, or beach volleyball), camp food, candlelight yoga by the water (i.e. bliss) and a bonfire with s’mores & vino.

Yep, these lulu-peeps know how retreat.

lululemon retreat notes 2Camp Letts direction signs
lululemon ambassadors zipline instagram
Camp Letts sunset


To get your brain movin’, fill in the blank:

Standing in nothing, it’s possible to ____________.

**Raise your hand – who started humming the theme song?!

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