Not clowning around — Positivity Award winner Carrie Clowney strives to make a difference, connect during quarantine (DC)

Yesterday, we surprised Carrie Clowney outside of her building — as she returned from a morning bike ride — with the Positivity Award in a socially distanced presentation. Big thanks to Austin MacDougall for doing the behind-the-scenes work to help us plan it and film it. Carrie has been a consistent force of good during quarantine in the NPDC world. She brings positive vibes to the daily Zoom plank + coffee calls, she’s delivered baked goods to friends, she’s connected with NP folks from other cities and more. This award is long overdue! Enough from us, though. Hear from/get to know Carrie below.

How does it feel to be the first NPDC quarantine recipient of the Positivity Award?
 I feel honored! I think we’ve done a great job of finding ways to stay connected with NP through quarantine – virtual workouts, virtual coffee, virtual happy hours – so it seems fitting that we bring back one of the last parts of NP that hasn’t gone virtual, the Positivity Award! I think Mary (Finkebone) stated it nicely on Facebook, we need the Positivity Award more than ever now that we are physically separated from each other.   read more

Y’all Good? (YEG)

Another week another blog. Another week at home. Another week without high fives from NP. These may be facts but they are a bit negative and to be honest that’s not really who I try to be.

I am the kind of person that likes finding silver linings – probably to a fault but still I try. I can be a pragmatic pessimistic optimist all at the same time right…right?? hahaha. What I am getting at is that I know that what we are going through is hard and I know you know that but I’d rather focus on some of the good. So here’s a list of some of the good around NP/fitness/life that I’ve noticed so far: read more