Saucony Virrata Review


Over the years, I have dabbled with zero-drop shoes on more occasions than I can remember.  I SO wanted to wear a lightweight, more natural shoe.  But each time I have had to sadly return to my previous training shoe because my foot felt too naked, too unsupported for anything more than a mile or two. They just […]

Runner’s World Weekend

Larissa, Jess, Amanda, Kristin, and me (Photo courtesy of Kristin!)

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Runner’s World Half & Festival Weekend.  FitFluential, Runner’s World, and ICON fitness invited 25 bloggers to the RW Half & Festival in Bethlehem, PA, in order to meet editors and running experts, run one (or more) of the races, and get some exposure out about the race and […]

What’s Beautiful?

Under Armour

When do you feel most beautiful? Is it when you are all dressed up for a special occasion? Or when you have your hair or makeup a certain way?  Or wearing a certain outfit or accessory? Or maybe you are like me and it’s when you accomplish a goal? At that moment, I feel unstoppable.  I […]

FitBlogNYC: Friends + Inspiration + Awesome Swag = Day to Remember

Oakley's newest sunglasses - designed for the active, yet stylish woman!

I’ve been looking forward to FitBlogNYC for over a month now – it was going to be my first “real” blogger/tweet-up event and I knew there would be oodles of twitter and FitFluential friends that I would FINALLY get to meet. It did not disappoint. A few highlights of the day: – Got to catch […]

Why You Want ME


Before I explain to you why I would be a great addition to your team, let me give you a brief background of how I ended up where I am today. Exactly three years ago, I was getting ready to return from Iraq after my third deployment with the US Army as a Captain in […]

Five Tips for Achieve a FitFluential Balance During the Holidays

All ready for my husband's holiday work gala!

As a runner, I often use running analogies to put things into context.  I view a calendar year the same way I view a marathon. If you’ve ever hit the “wall” during a marathon, you know how painful the remaining miles can be. They never seem to pass and no matter how hard you try, […]

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