The Search For A New Running Watch/Fitness Tracker: I Need Your Help!

August 27, 2015

All electronics are rebelling against me. All of them! Remember my beloved Garmin vívofit? I lost him. (I did a writeup about it compared to other fitness trackers here). I think it’s a goner. I have no idea where I lost it, but the band started getting loose and falling off my wrist. I think […]

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My First Infrared Sauna Experience

August 24, 2015

When I heard an infrared sauna was coming to Richmond, I was pretty intrigued. I’ve sat in a few saunas before, but I’d never heard of an infrared sauna. After my initial research, I learned the benefits included muscle and injury recovery. My muscles are always so sore between my daily barre and running regimen, […]

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Trader Joes, You Really Screwed Me [that time there was a bug in my packaged food]

August 20, 2015

I had a bad day.   You see, I’m a big Trader Joes fan. Some of my all-time favorite staples come from their grocery. I swear upon their smoked paprika (more flavorful than other brands, furreal). I adore their mushroom risotto. Their pre-seasoned veggies are awesome, and I really like their frozen shrimp stir fry […]

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Catching The Hatching of Wild Sea Turtles

August 19, 2015

The coolest part of our vacation to North Myrtle Beach this year was the big impromptu event on “crab night”, the night we all sit around picnic tables by the beach and pick crabs for dinner. Right as we were getting ready to sit down to dinner, we heard the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle […]

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Our Week in North Myrtle Beach: a vacay #photodump

August 18, 2015

If you’ve been following my snapchat [username: @ablyssa] or my instagram, you know I’m back to reality after our annual trip to North Myrtle Beach, SC. Real life is hard. I did every single morning run on the beach. After being used to the Richmond streets, the ocean breeze was awesome (unless it’s blowing against […]

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Life is Good [Life Update Time]

August 6, 2015

You know when you have several months of…. well, not the best fortune? And you try not to dwell on things not going your way, trudging on through, waiting patiently for improvements? As you know, the last year was a tough one, getting laid off, living in a new city, and feeling very alone. I […]

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10 Tips for Running Safety

July 28, 2015”

In talking with my friends who run for fun or are in training for races, I realized so few people take proper precautions to ensure safety while running. Here, I’ve compiled 10 of my favorite ways to ensure safety while running. 1. Change up your routine Is it just me, or do you always wonder […]

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Summertime Moisturizing & Exfoliating [A Peter Thomas Roth & BeautyBlender Giveaway!]

July 23, 2015

Moisturizing and exfoliating. It’s just as important to me in the summertime as it is in the winter. The sun dries out our skin. Flip flop feet exposed to the elements are not cute. Thankfully, Lather is pretty darn helpful, and Elements Beauty Shop has a zillion products to choose from to help quench the […]

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How to Hold Plank for Over 20 Minutes

July 21, 2015

I almost entitled this post “How Holding a Plank for 20 Minutes Will Totally Change Your Outlook on Every Obstacle You Approach.” That’s really wordy. However, it’s completely true. For work, I took the health insurance producer exam on Friday. As I was freaking out over how little time I had to study, one of […]

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Pre- and Post-Exercise Replenishment & Fueling with Dailyburn

July 10, 2015

Who’s in for a chat about protein powders and pre- and post- exercise supplements? You? Great. First up, protein. I’m forever trying to figure out how to boost protein in snacks and meals I make around the house (see: meat head). When I got my hands on FUEL-6 by DailyBurn, I think I met my […]

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