- MisFits Columnist
Vicky Hallett has been one of The Washington Post’s MisFits since the column began in 2007. Read it every week in the Wellness section or Lean & Fit e-newsletter for the latest on the area exercise scene. Her day job is editing the Fit section of Express, which is where you’ll also find her weekly transit column, DC Rider. She lives in the District’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with her husband.
If you don’t feel a little better after reading this article, then we suggest reading it while shoving your face with carbs. (You still have Seasonal Affective Disorder.)
Brenda Martinez knows a lot about firsts. The track star was the first person in her family to graduate from college. At last year’s world championships, she became the first American woman to place in the top three in the 800 meters. And this week, the California native is taking her first trip to D.C.
Amtrak just announced a new residency program that welcomes writers to ride the rails across America for inspiration. Rather than wait for my invitation, I decided to craft my own version of the program — on the Metro.
Forget winter weather: Indoor surfing transforms squats, push-ups and planks into new moves by adding a touch of instability and fantasy.