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Melissa

new york, New York
Hi, I am a blogger that writes about making health and fitness a part of your life, and having a whole lot of fun while doing it. I am a marathon runner, so my training does make an appearance, as does the city that I love---New York City! I don't believe in obsession, guilt or sacrificing your... Full Bio
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New Balance Factory Experience by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last weekend I was fortunate enough to run a Reach the Beach Relay on behalf of New Balance .  I was part of their blogger team a few years ago and you can read abou ... Read on »
A Choosing Raw Dinner by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A month ago, I celebrated something truly special.  The cookbook launch party of Gena’s new book Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat.  The idea t ... Read on »
SUMMER WORKOUT PLAYLIST by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love summer. So much.   I never want it to end.  Likewise, I’ve got a summer playlist on rotation that I can listen to over and over!  Check it out if you need to p ... Read on »
NOLA Part 2 by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I can’t believe I’m just posting part 2 of our NOLA trip!  Better late than never I guess. It was just too fun not to share! (Here’s the link to part 1 ) We woke ... Read on »
30 Minute Equinox Quickie Workout by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The last major workout of the 1 Week Beach Ready Plan includes a interval circuit challenge and 10 minutes of stretching and relaxation! 30 MINUTE EQUINOX ... Read on »
3 Beach Ready Nutrition Tips by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Along with the 1 Week to Beach Ready workout plan, Equinox shared a few easy nutrition tips to help keep my diet in check this week. They are really easy to incorpora ... Read on »
Beach Ready in 1 Week: Workout Day 2 by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello All! Just a reminder of the workout for Day 2 of the Beach Ready Workout plan is: Tuesday’s Workout Read on »
UAE 10k and Brooklyn Half Recap! by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For the last 5 years, a fair number of of my spring, summer and fall weekends have included an NYRR race–the last two weekends were true to form. Last week ... Read on »
Beach Ready Workout Day 1 by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The first workout of the one week to Beach Ready Workout Plan includes: 20 Minute Interval Run (need a plan, try this one !) 20 Minute Metabolic Strengt ... Read on »
1 Week to Beach Ready Workout Plan by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello Lovelies! I can’t believe we are only a little over a week away from Memorial Day!  Sadly, I’ll be working most of the weekend, but I still want to feel gre ... Read on »
Weekend in NOLA by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few weeks ago, we went to New Orlean’s for the French Quarter Festival.  It was amazing.  We had so much fun.  NOLA is different than any other city I’ve ever visit ... Read on »
Stitch Fix and NB Brooklyn Half Pre-Party! by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Let’s start with the New Balance Brooklyn Half Preparty! Pretty much everyone is running the Brooklyn Half, including me! New Balance is hosting an awesome 4 mile fun ... Read on »
Yay Boston and Soul Cycle by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Boston Marathon had so much meaning this year. It was great to see all the support and have the race come back this year stronger than ever.  Congrats to all the ... Read on »
BurnThis Challenge: FitnessRuns+Core Fusion by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday, I had the chance to attend a truly awesome fitness event.  The BurnThis Westside Cross Training Challenge ! BurnThis is an app that lets you bo ... Read on »
4 NYC Workouts I Want to Try by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s that time.  Time to start to think about getting in shape for summer.  Sundress motivation is never lost on me. I often find the best motivation to be trying ... Read on »
Training Again by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s been so long since I’ve actually trained for a race that it almost feels like I am starting from scratch…except I kind of know what I’m really in for! The Br ... Read on »
Fitbit Flex: First Thoughts by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Monday, my birthday present to myself arrived, it was a Fitbit Flex. Initial reaction–I love it!  I haven’t been using it long enough to do a full revi ... Read on »
Wine Tasting in North Fork by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living North Fork Trip Part 2! After our delicious breakfast, we set off for our first vineyard of the day,  Bedell Wine Cellars.   We were the first people to arr ... Read on »
Weekend in North Fork: Fig and Olive B&B by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My  birthday weekend in North Fork was wonderful. It really is the perfect escape from the city.  It’s quaint, relaxed and charming, it kind of reminds me of cape cod ... Read on »
Escape to Northfork by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yay for a long weekend.  What’s the occasion?  Just a little celebration of getting a year older.  While I don’t know how I feel about that, I do know that I am thril ... Read on »