About Me

My daily adventures in striving for a healthy, happier life in New York City are chronicled on this blog. I started the blog in April 2009 as a place to chronicle the training for my first marathon, 2010 ING NYC Marathon. Since then, the blog has evolved into a place where I share my attempts to find balance in the “city that never sleeps” as I balance corporate life with the roles of wife, friend, workout partner, and blogger.


I attribute this blog to helping me find balance and sanity in my everyday life and introducing me to amazing friends and role models both in New York City and across the country.

I love to travel and run, a lot! My favorite race recaps and travel posts are below, but feel free to check out the rest on my race recap and travel page. In addition, I promise I haven’t always been a runner. You can read my journey to running and health here.

Some of my more popular posts are my most personal including Confessions of a Real Person and A Few Positive Changes.



Biking Around Bermuda

Greetings from San Francisco

Miami in Pictures

Exploring Seattle


Race Recaps

National Half Marathon: Success

New York City Marathon Recap

Staten Island Half Marathon: Someone Else’s Legs


In addition to running and traveling, my husband and I love to cook together so you’ll find an average of one recipe each week. I realize that not everyone enjoys spending hours in the kitchen so I try to include both beginner and intermediate recipes focused around local and in season foods.


An Easy Roasted Chicken

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Beet Arugula Salad

If you like what you see above, I hope you’ll stay in touch through Twitter, Facebook, and comments on the blog. In addition, please be sure to review the below privacy disclaimer.

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Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife June 1, 2012 at 3:07 am

Hey Ashley! I love reading your blog and I’m so glad I found it! It was so nice to meet you at your Equinox event & it just made reading your blog even! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Pink Tree Award! Details are on my page http://healthylifehappywife.com !


Caitlin August 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Is Theodora doing a boob cup in that photo?! #curious


Mary MacDonald October 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Hi Ashley! I love your blog – I’m new to the blogging world (new to writing my own blog, not reading blogs) and I love what you have done with your blog – I hope to combine my loves for running and travel into my new blog too – Running in Transit.


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