Labor Day has come and gone but that doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself indoors quite yet, there are still plenty of ways to kill some time outdoors.
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Take in views of the Potomac while mastering your Warrior I pose, or use them to distract yourself from your burning thigh muscles, from National Harbor’s East Pier Platform from 7 to 8 pm. Namaste.
Fitness leader Running on Pixie Dust organizes different fitness outdoor fitness events around D.C., and this Wednesday, bring yourself and your running shoes to U Street metro and be ready for running and core work in the park.
Head just a little bit outside of the city to Anacostia River waterfront in Bladensburg for a free evening of canoeing. As a bonus, the waterfront park where you start and end has a covered pavilion so you can have pre and post canoe snacks and beverages before heading back to city life.
Even if you bike to work, you probably never look at what the you’re peddling by since you’re just trying to get from point A. to point B. without getting hit by a car, so let one of REI’s bike tour guides take you around D.C. so that you can actually take in the scenes around you. No worries if you’ve done this tour before, there’s no set route which means it changes up every ride.
Three of D.C.’s biggest running collective’s (District Running Collective, November Project, and The Fit District) have all teamed up with REI to bring you a mysterious run called Map the District. Meet at the Washington Monument West Lawn at 3:57pm. RSVP/ more details: here.
While visiting Adams Morgan Day isn’t a workout in and of itself, you will work your legs by wandering around to hit up all the vendors and artists participating in the festival. For extra leg work you can head to one of the numerous band shows and bounce to the beat.
End this week on a pensive, high note by following one of the Congressional Cemetery’s tour guides that cover a multitude of subjects (from LGBT to suffrage, to brewers), or make your own path through the grounds, and finish your day at the cemetery with their Notes from the Crypt chamber music concert at 4 p.m., if you’re so inclined.
Go forth into nature!