Spring has sprung, so let’s get moving!

Spring has arrived here in DC and with it have come the cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and an urge to be outside! NARIC staff are enjoying the blossoming flowers and warmer weather. They are also gearing up their exercise routines in preparation for their favorite 5Ks, 10Ks, and Walks to support their favorite causes! For example, Jessica Chaiken, our Media and Information Services Manager, will be running with her best friend in the Zombies, Run! Virtual 5K and is preparing for the Capitol Hill Classic 10K in May. She has also participated in the past in the Hogwarts Running Club Mad-Eye Moody Constant Vigilance Virtual 5k, which raised money for Limbs for Life. Ms. Chaiken and her family have also participated in the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot for So Others May Eat (SOME) for the last three years. SOME provides meals and social services for those in need in the DC area, including people with psychiatric disabilities and Veterans with disabilities. Marta Garcia, our Bilingual Information Specialist, is preparing for her first three mile walk as part of the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis in May and the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk In November.

Are you also feeling that urge to be outside? Here are some great resources from the NIDILRR community and beyond on exercise for people with disabilities:

Make sure you speak with your doctor before you begin any exercise regimen!

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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