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Home Institution: Dickinson College

Internship Site: Teens Run DC

Program: Advocacy, Service and Arts

Not Goodbye, but See You Later D.C.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I am a country girl from a small town in Tennessee. If you told me, a few years ago, that I would be living in a city for a few months, and working in a city, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. I hate cities. I love nature, and I love being able to get lost on a good running trail, and more things you can't do in cities. However, I fell in love with D.C. When you are living in D.C. it does not feel like any other city.

We Run This City!

Monday, December 05, 2016

On Sunday morning, I rose out of bed at an unspeakable hour (for a weekend at least), and started my run. As I ran under the light of the street lamps, I saw some neighbors just stumbling home after a long night out. They peered at me, slightly confused, as I was in running gear, but also wearing a glittered Santa hat, some jingle bells, and lots of red and white Christmas tree tinsel. Barreling down the hill towards the Mall, I remembered that today, I wasn’t running for myself, but for my internship.

Keeping Healthy in the Winter

Monday, November 28, 2016

If you have gone outside in the last couple of weeks, you have probably noticed that the temperature dropped and Oldman Winter is here to stay. Unfortunately we aren’t bears, so we can’t hibernate until springtime. As the cold weather sinks in, generally, so do the bad habits. The holidays don’t help either; I know I ate a few too many piled plates this past weekend. Don’t let this cold weather prevent you from eating healthy and exercising.

Transitions in Politics and Personal Life

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The hot topic of the week here at TWC seems to be about transition.  

Top 10: Sunday Brunch

Monday, November 14, 2016

In light of this past week's election, I have decided to write about something everyone can agree on…food! If you live in D.C., food usually means one of two things: happy hour or brunch. Today, I am going to list my top ten brunch places around D.C. and my favorite item to eat at each!   10. The DINER

The Art of Running

Sunday, November 06, 2016

On Sunday, October 30th, I woke up at my normal weekday hour of 5:00 a.m., but instead of going for my morning run, I was headed to (arguably) the second largest marathon in the United States. The Marine Corps Marathon had over 30,000 participants laced up and ready to run at the crack of dawn on this unusually hot fall day.

Advice to D.C. Interns

Sunday, October 23, 2016

As I approach the halfway point in my TWC semester, it’s easy to get caught up in my hectic schedule: trying to do all the work expected in my internship, make a good impression, do homework for classes, all while managing a work/life balance, that as we are told, us millennials love to have! However, I have to remind myself to take a step back, just take ten minutes out of one day this week, and reflect.  

The D.C. Sports Culture

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hey batter batter, swing batter batter! Here in D.C. the residents are avid about their sports teams. I have lived in other big cities around the U.S., but have not seen such an enthusiastic sports culture as I have while in D.C. I typically go on a long run on Saturday mornings, and sometimes I take the metro back home. At that point in the morning, the metro is filled with thousands of people wearing Nationals (baseball), Capitals (hockey), Redskins (football), or D.C. United (soccer) apparel.

Pumpkin Fever in D.C.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

As the fall weather starts to come in full swing, you have probably noticed that everyone has gone pumpkin crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin: I am all about pumpkin spice lattes and the good old classic pumpkin pie. This year though, all companies are trying to get in on the pumpkin action, producing pumpkin ice cream, various types of pumpkin cold cereals and, yes, even pumpkin Greek yogurt!  

Biking Your Way Around D.C.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Even if you just visit D.C. for a day, you can see that our nation’s capital is a biking city. I have dipped my feet into triathlons recently so I brought my bike to D.C. knowing that I would be using it to train and to take advantage of the awesome greenways. However, I did not realize I would be commuting to my internship on it!

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