Thursday, January 3, 2013
Resolve to complete a triathlon in 2013? Start Jan. 9, when registration for the Reston Sprint Triathlon opens.
Is competing in a triathlon on your list of resolutions for the new year? Here is a way to get started: Registration for the Reston Sprint Triathlon, scheduled for June 2, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. This is a popular event, so if you are planning on entering, mark your calendars for Jan. 9. Enrollment will be capped at 740, organizers said. The quarter-mile swim is in the Lake Newport Pool. The bike segment is 12 miles, all within North Reston, with police and volunteer course monitors. The 5K-run run segment is in the heart of North Reston, on streets and on Reston Association paths. Proceeds from the event benefit Reston Interfaith. To register, click here. You can also Follow the Sprint Tri on Facebook or Twitter to get the most …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Reston, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Reston to make it an even better place to live? Use the bike paths more and clog the roads less? Swim in every one of the Reston Association pools this summer? See more shows at CentreStage? What is on your Reston wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below about why you love living here or what your would like to see change in 2013.
Friday, December 28, 2012
These online tools make it easy for you to keep track of your progress and provide accountability.
Some of the most common and traditional new year’s resolutions—losing weight, quitting smoking, getting those finances in order—are the most commonly broken. Keeping them may be a bit easier with some online assistance. No matter what resolution you’re working toward achieving, it’s important to make your goals specific and realistic, set intermediate goals to reward yourself along the way, and have a strong support network of people who know about your resolution and can help you keep it, according to Active.com. Here are a few websites you might want to look into as you resolve to make yourself a better person in 2013: Stikk.com has you to sign a contract with yourself and designate a referee to verify your progress online toward your …