HI! I’m Alyssa.
I currently reside in Richmond, Virginia with my black lab/running buddy, Chloe. She’s got the biggest zest for life you’ve ever seen.
It’s true what they say about running being cheaper than therapy. I’ll even reference that fantastic Legally Blonde quote, “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.”
When I’ve laced up my sneakers (yes, sneakers — I grew up in South Jersey) and am pounding the pavement, I’m in my happy place. I am also a Pure Barre teacher, and I’m a big fan of total body spinning. I’ve found my passion in fitness, and I’ve completed a marathon and 9 half marathons.
You can probably find me working out most days at a myriad of different times. Even, perhaps… in a parking lot? In flip flops? Don’t make it weird. That was a strange day.
My favorite races are run alongside my boyfriend, Alex. His one stride equals about three of mine, but he graciously lets me run beside him.
Just to even out the sweaty-not sweaty ratio of this page, I’ll throw you a picture of us all dressed up, too.
I’d consider brownie batter, wine, and smiles the perfect diet (hey, one’s calorie free). But that’s kind of a lie, because most of my homemade dinners are made up entirely of veggies.
I’m a (mostly) health-conscious girl with unhealthy adoration for online shopping, Snapchat filters (follow me @ ablyssa), musical theatre, and ridiculous costumes.
Corny as it may sound, my blog is meant to capture all that is “blyssful” in my life. From great runs to my adventures in fitness and nutrition to my crazy misadventures, I cover it all. And rebranding once you’re 6 years in just takes too much time and energy, ya know?
So gimme a ring if you need some enthusiasm, wine, a showtune, or a good laugh. Or an inordinate amount of Anchorman/Wedding Crashers/Stepbrothers quotes.
I’m always down to lend all of the above.