Depart DC: Spartan Race Obstacle Run – LivingSocial


Get out and get fit…Challenge yourself with the Spartan Race Obstacle Run!  Enter the race through Living Social for half price. $52 gets you race entry, free drink ticket, tee, and finishers medal. Hurry…this deal only lasts for 12 more hours~

According to Living Social: “Head to Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia, where the Spartan team will be waiting to check us in. From there, we’ll hit the trail for an obstacle run that will really put our endurance to the test. The grueling course—spread out over a converted 1,200-acre historic estate—includes an unrelenting series of physical challenges, including mud pits, barbed wire, spear throws, and cargo nets. Heats start every half hour and participants will have as much time as they need to finish the race.”


Depart DC: @STROGA, @Recoup, & A Strange Case of Uncanny Timing

One of my dearest friends, Kelly, has a friend who writes a pretty cool blog…S.C.O.U.T. (an acronym for A Strange Case of Uncanny Timing).  Essentially, she writes about situations that occur in her life and the lives of those around her that are unexplainable.  For instance, have you ever thought about a friend you haven’t talked to or even thought about in years who inexplicably calls you a day after you thought of him/her?  Well, if you know what I am talking about, you must check out her blog AND keep reading this one, because I just had a S.C.O.U.T. experience myself involving one of my posts from yesterday and STROGA yoga studio!

In my Do/Sip post from yesterday, I unveiled a deal for yoga led by a super capable instructor from STROGA set in the glorious countryside of Rappahanock Cellars!  Sounds decadent doesn’t it?

Before I post anything that is new to me, I do some research to ensure that it is something that I would actually do myself!  I would totally do yoga in a vineyard!!  Right? 

Well, I must be honest with you.  I had not heard of STROGA until yesterday.  Only after my due diligence found that the folks over at STROGA are top notch and offer a unique approach to yoga with an emphasis on strength training, hence the name, did I feel comfortable sharing it with you! 

I digress…back to my S.C.O.U.T. moment.  Today I open up an email from Recoup, which is a fantastic deal site that gives a portion of your purchase to a selected charity of your choice.  You can even increase your charitable donation by decreasing your savings.  Totally up to you.  So I open the Recoup email, and what do I see?  A deal from the very same yoga studio that I had never heard of until yesterday.  You guessed it!  STROGA!  I think it’s a sign that I must either buy the Recoup offer or head down to Rappahanock Cellars for one of their Vinyasa in the Vineyard experiences through Living Social!  Either way I take my S.C.O.U.T. experience full circle AND get some zen mind and body time to boot!  Namaste. 

Depart DC: National Gallery of Art – I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938???2010


Everyday we walk down the street there is a thater all around us. People coming and going. Where did they come from? Where are they going? Questions with answers we will never know. People watching and wondering has now been captured on film in an exhibit at The National Gallery running from April 22-August 5, 2012. Admission is free and like all people watching, will leave you with more questions than answers. But isn’t that really the best part?