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Old 11-13-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I can't believe how many people I saw out walking today. I think the entire metro area must have been outside.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Of course they were:

#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside Stuff NoVA People Like
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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LOL!
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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Fat doesn't necessarily mean unfit just as skinny doesn't mean fit.
glad to see someone pointed this out
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Probably the high-number of foreign-borns. Completely different types of diets and eating habits.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Probably the high-number of foreign-borns. Completely different types of diets and eating habits.
That might be a factor, but to be honest I don't think it's a big reason. After you move here, go to the Cosi in Rosslyn on any Saturday or Sunday morning and watch the people running by. You'll see at least 100 people people go by. They look pretty fit, and it's not a crowd of foreign-born people (although there are probably several, since you'll see all ages, races, nationalities).

You see similar sights all over the area, I just mentioned the Cosi because that's where I catch the bus to New York and I always see a ton of runners going by while I wait.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Does having an advanced degree make you more competitive or overqualified?
Not around here. There's always some job or another that needs degrees and security clearances up the ying yang.

I see a lot of people out jogging today, even though it's raining. Of course, maybe they're just running to get out of the rain.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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The definition of irony!: I was far more physically fit before I moved to NoVA. But back then, I wasn't yet working full-time (I'm convinced our bodies crave calories to compensate for less sleep) and also lived in a less-traffic-dense community where I could ride my bike on streets all over town (including some really beautiful, straight 3+-mile-long ones that were, yes, part of a gorgeously symmetrical grid network.. *sigh*) at any time of day, including rush hour (and 3 a.m.)!
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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The thing that really surprises me, though is to be #1. The reason I'm surprised is we're not a youthful area. You'd think the fittest cities would be the ones where all the 18-25-year-olds live--Nova skews more to the middle aged. But I guess fitness isn't always the realm of the young.
Fairfax and Loudoun may be middle aged, but DC/Arlington/Alexandria (where the survey was done) are pretty youthful. There aren't near the percentage of families as in the aforementioned counties.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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So..... let's see if we can make it four years in a row!

In the last week or so I've noticed the number of joggers has started to increase quite a bit. So even though it's still a bit chilly I've decided to get out there too. Anyone know of an upcoming 10K to train for? I'm going to do the one here in Cascades but that isn't until summer. I want to find something in April or May to keep me motivated.
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