The Refresh Summit in Tennessee


First of all, I hope you are all following on Instagram because I've been having so much fun over there lately! You can follow me @Ericka81 if ya fancy! The Refresh Summit I spent the weekend just outside of Nashville, TN at the Refresh Summit with a great group of women, all gathered because of our love for faith, fitness and community. Blogging was also part of it for some -- like me ;) It had been years since I've done any kind of faith-based retreat. When I saw that my blogging friends Bobbi and Lindsay were involved, I knew I really wanted to go. All the ladies you see above were critical in putting together this weekend. Bobbi started Refresh with the inaugural event earlier this year. Amia was our speaker for the … [Read more...]

Tips for Better CrossFit Recovery


Whether you are just starting out with CrossFit, or you are a seasoned veteran, you know that allowing for optimal recovery is crucial. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to tell if you have recovered properly until you start your next workout of the day (WOD). You might think things are OK, but the minute you start you feel weak and you have trouble keeping up, every pistol is an agony and you’re lucky if you can even manage one pood (kettle bell). These are all sure signs that you haven’t fully recovered from your last WOD before starting the next one. Even though you don’t have to be hardcore to do CrossFit, you might still try to push through the fog and make it happen. Unfortunately, cheating your body of a full recovery can do you … [Read more...]

Silky Hair: Get it With the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Silky Hair Dare


Thank you Dove for sponsoring this post. Try the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection today! I've never been a "hair person." There was one salon I used to walk into that always asked me, "What do you love about your hair?" I usually came up empty and just said "give me a trim." I like mine okay but I've never done anything special with it. Everything always seems like too much work. I don't understand hair like I don't understand make-up. The problem is, I want to have better hair. I want to have silky hair! With so many products on the shelf, I seriously have no idea where to begin. So when I got a chance to try out Dove's Pure Care Dry Oil System shampoo, conditioner and oil, I figured why not give it a shot? Let's just say … [Read more...]

Post-Marathon CrossFit: Almost 3 Years Down


Hello friends! Hope you had a great weekend. Somehow the weather has held out for us and it's been awesome! I finally replaced my winter coat -- which I lost last year at the Richmond Marathon :( Got a steal at Nordstrom Rack! I've also been trying to study hard for my NASM certification, which will be scheduled in early January. Thankfully, Heather gave me so many great tips in her comprehensive study guide. She just passed recently and I was so thankful to have this. Post-Marathon Post-marathon, I'm still feeling really glad I ended up training enough to run the marathon this year. It was hard but the weather was too nice and the crowds too amazing to have missed it. Additionally, I didn't want to spend my weekends dreading 20 … [Read more...]