What the Heck is PiYo Strength?


I’m a newly certified PiYo Strength instructor — and I’m in love with the format. It’s strength building — lunges, push-ups, burpees — combined with postures from yoga and pilates — the warrior series, sun salutations — set to Top 40 music. It’s not like any other yoga class you’ve ever taken, but you will build flexibility, balance and sweat a heck of a lot.

Things I’m Loving: Part 2


From Disney to new shoes and fabulous FREE race photos, there are a lot of things making me happy right now. Here are a few that make the list.

Thank You, Jerk in College

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During a weekend run, I wrote a letter to a college bully and decided to forgive his terrible behavior. Because hurt people hurt people.

How to Save a Life

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I hope I never have to use my new skills, but if an emergency arises, I feel much better about my ability to help save a life.

Giving Thanks for a 5K PR


I am so proud that I put in the work before the race and the guts the day of to run my little heart out and PR at the Women’s Running Series 5K in St. Petersburg, Florida. (DISCLOSURE: I was a sponsored athlete.) Plus, it turned out to be an amazing staycation, too!

Are You in The (Polar) Loop?

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This is a sponsored post via Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Polar. The Loop is my favorite new health and fitness gadget and after just a week of wearing it 24 hours a day, it’s something I can’t leave home without.