03.25.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Week Two: Tips on Choosing the Right Running Shoes
When deciding to become a runner it is important that your feet stay happy. Finding the best running shoes can be tough with the amount of choices on the market. Knowing what to look for can make finding the shoes that properly fit from heel to toe easier. Brian Fullem, D.P.M., secretary-treasurer of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine shares these 6 tips for buying running shoes:
Shop at Smaller Stores
Major department chains can’t always answer your specific needs, so look for smaller specialty stores like ... Read More
03.25.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Refuel! (Hydrate and Nutrition)
Proper fueling before exercise is important to optimize performance, but nutrition for recovery from exercise is often overlooked. Our bodies rely upon a well-balanced array of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in rebuilding the parts of our body that have been stressed during exercise. Refueling after a workout with a well-rounded set of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats will help your body reap the most benefit from your hard effort
Water is also absolutely essential to overall health. In particular, following exercise, proper hydration is important in order to replace the fluids that you have ... Read More
03.24.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Inspired by a heartfelt presentation from anchor Robin Roberts, several Redskins wives on Monday took part in a community event preparing care packages for domestic violence victims.
“Optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use.”
That was the main message parlayed Monday by Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, who inspired dozens of NFL spouses at the league’s annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
Roberts — a breast cancer survivor who has also undergone a successful bone marrow transplant — left an impression on every single woman in the room, particularly Tanya Snyder, a breast cancer survivor who ... Read More
03.23.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
In the nation's capital, men may head every branch of the federal government—but increasingly, it's women who are stepping up, taking charge, and getting things done. Here are a select few of ELLE's fifth annual Washington Power List.
Muriel Boswer, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Capitol Hill may still be mostly a boys' club, but with the recent election of Mayor Muriel Bowser, 42, you might say that girls rule the 650,000 residents of the city around it: Bowser is actually Washington, D.C.'s second female mayor, and both the city's police chief ... Read More
03.22.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
Check out some facts about our new 2015 Coaches!
Joe Barry: Defensive Coordinator
Born: July 5, 1970
Place of Birth: Boulder, Colo.
College: Michigan, USC
NFL Coaching Experience: 14 years
Previous Job: Linebacker Coach; San Diego Chargers (2011-14)
Bill Callahan: Offensive of Line Coach
Born: July 31, 1956
Place of Birth: Chicago
College: Illinois Benedictine College
NFL Coaching Experience: 16 years
Previous Job: Offensive Coordinator/ Line Coach; Dallas Cowboys (2012-14)
Perry Fewell: Defensive Backs Coach
Born: Sept. 7, 1962
Place of Birth: Cramerton, N.C.
College: Lenoir-Rhyne College
NFL Coaching Experience: 17 years
Previous Job: Defensive Coordinator; New York Giants ... Read More
03.21.2015 / Blog Posts
Written By: Kathi Laughman of Today's Innovative Woman
In this month we celebrate Women in History. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the U.S. president from 1933 to 1945, was a leader in her own right and involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. An important note about her role is that she was one of the first public officials to use mass media to talk about important issues such as civil rights; the rights of children and women; and the value of public service. Because of that, there are many quotes ... Read More
03.20.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Whatever you have on your grill this 4-piece Redskins BBQ Set has everything you need for a great backyard barbecue or Redskins Tailgate! The Redskins barbecue set is stainless steel and features a fork, tongs, spatula and brush! Each utensil is branded with the Redskins team logo. The spatula also features a laser etched logo.
Item: 4-piece Redskins BBQ Set
WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL150
Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Read More
03.20.2015 / Blog Posts Events Redskins
On Thursday, March 19 , WOW teamed up with WISE (Women in Sports and Events) DC Chapter to host a networking and panel event, “Up Close with the Women Behind the Redskins”. The WOW Leadership Series and WISE Power Play Panel introduced a powerhouse of female executive leaders working for the Washington Redskins.
The event started as an in-depth interactive panel discussion moderated by Julie Donaldson, Anchor for Comcast SportsNet Central and active WOW member. Each executive discussed their career paths and current position responsibilities. Our guest panelists included Jane Rodgers, Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation; Nancy Hubacher ... Read More
03.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community Events Health and Wellness Redskins
Today marks the start of our Couch to 5K Countdown Series! Since running for beginners can be extremely tough without a plan, we have created a secret weapon for our ladies on the Official Women of Washington 5K team. Our Couch to 5K Countdown Series will give you the perfect training advice so that you will be ready for the big day! Be sure to check back every Wellness Wednesday from now until May 2nd to keep updated!
Week One: Motivation
Get Motivated to Run!
The time starts now to begin to push yourself to train for the Draft ... Read More
03.17.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your girlfriends? You're in luck! With help from The DC Ladies we have found some creative ways to cherish the evening without having to guzzle the Guinness.
Pot of Gold Cocktail
(makes 8 servings)
- 24 lemon rind (strips)
- 8 tbsps limoncello (liqueur)
- 4 tsps fresh lemon juice
- 750 ml champagne (brut, chilled)
Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve ... Read More
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