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Brightest Young Things turns 10 this year. Since we want to survive for another decade, we’re beginning to focus on events that get our heart-rate up in a healthy way.


The North Face Mountain Athletics Training

I’ve hiked but I’ve never scaled. I think I’m in the majority. If you’d like to be someone that can scale not-so-tall rocks, this free, weekly training session in Stanton Park might be a good starting point.


Wednesday Only Womens Ride

Starting at Capitol Hill Bikes, the free ride begins at 6:15 p.m. and loops throughout Southwest, the Mall, Potomac Park and more. Women only, obviously.


Pacers Social Runs

Pacers Running offers group runs Monday through Saturday, morning and night. The 14th street store Thursday run begins at 7 p.m.


Mindfulness Meditation @ Circle Yoga

We were going to suggest an outdoor yoga class but since it’s going to rain (on the day we’re publishing this D.C. has had 14 consecutive days of rain and there’s a 100% chance of thunderstorms on Friday according to weather.com), an indoor option might be best. And rather than stretch out your limbs, maybe a lunch time meditation class could help you brighten your dark, depressed and soaked mind.


The Color Run @ National Harbor

Watch the video and you’ll know if it’s for you. If you’re a casual runner, you’ll be fine. This is not a race-race. It’s a fun 5K that’s more about fun than PRing.

It’s also EU Open House Day! While this isn’t technically an event that features exercise, it is outside and the best way to get around is by bicycle.


“Petal” to the Parks Bike Ride

Riders will begin at BicycleSPACE in Adams Morgan go through Rock Creek Park to the National Mall to Anacostia Park for 13-mile bike ride before ending at The U.S. National Arboretum. It’s also World Bonsai Day Festival and there will be a scavenger hunt to find Petal, the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s garden gnome.