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Hi all! My name is Ashley, and I am a 23 year old living Baltimore and making the most of this amazing city.  I have been active my whole life, and have grown up playing sports. In high school I played field hockey and lacrosse, and then went on to play field hockey in college. I had the greatest experience in college, and made some of my very bset friends there.

The thing about playing a sport in college, is that your life is so structured. I didn’t have to worry about gaining the freshman 15, because I was practicing at least 2 hours a day during season, and in off season we would have practices and lifting scheduled into our routines too. I actually ended up losing a few pounds throughout school, even though my eating habits were awful.  I felt as though, since I was so active, there was no reason for me to eat well.

I’ve graduated, and realized that now is the time to figure out how to fuel my body the right way. I am on a journey now to balance work, play, and being active. In 2009 I completed my goal of running a 10k. My goal for 2010 is to run a half marathon. I have just recently signed up for the DC Cherry Blossom 10 mile race with some of my best friends. I’ll be documenting my training for the race, my yoga practice, my friends and family, and my food. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

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  1. January 7, 2009 9:04 pm

    Hey – thanks for the comment and welcome to the blog world! That is great you are going to be training for the Clydes 10k! I like your approach to food – mine is the same – love it, but no silly diets. Want to eat the right things, splurge every now and then exercise!

    • dailygoods permalink
      January 7, 2009 9:30 pm

      Thanks for the warm welcome!

  2. January 8, 2009 7:17 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like your story and your anti-dieting approach 🙂 Good luck w/ everything!

  3. January 9, 2009 1:54 am

    Welcome! I just started blogging in September and I just love it. I hope you enjoy it, too!

  4. January 9, 2009 2:20 pm

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I went through the EXACT same thing as you only it was in high school. I played ice hockey competitively for six years so I could eat whatever I want and still be in good shape. When I went to college I quit going to hockey (and started drinking) and that’s when the weight piled on!!

    Great blog! I’ll definitely stop by more often 🙂

  5. Kate permalink
    January 9, 2009 3:03 pm

    I am the same way-I felt like I got to know the bloggers by simply reading their posts! I’m glad we’re close in age (and foodie philosophies:) I hope to get to know you!


  6. livelaughlyss permalink
    January 10, 2009 3:28 pm

    welcome to the blog world! can’t wait to follow your blog! 🙂

  7. Jasmine permalink
    January 10, 2009 9:34 pm

    hey there and welcome! I am still trying to figure out the confusion with my username and how it doesn’t sometimes link to my blog! I am adding you to my blogroll as well =)

  8. January 13, 2009 2:16 pm

    Love your blog! What a cutie you are! Enjoy blogging! XOXO

  9. January 13, 2009 2:41 pm

    Welcome! So glad you’ve joined “us” bloggers!! Can’t wait to read more 🙂 YaY, for healthy athleats!

  10. Sweet and Fit permalink
    January 14, 2009 9:05 am

    hey there! I’m thinking we should meet up in georgetown for some shopping when the weather warms up =)

  11. January 14, 2009 12:31 pm

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I agree with your ideas about eating whole foods and not going to strict diets! I’ll be reading more….

  12. Sarah permalink
    January 16, 2009 10:46 am

    thanks for commenting, cute blog. you are so adorable! happy friday and have a good weekend!

  13. January 20, 2009 6:21 am

    Dear Ashley!
    Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
    Thank you so much for accepting my Friendship request at Foodbuuz!
    We share a love for sport! This old geezer still plays cricket and watches a lot of rugby, soccer!
    There is not much Lacrosse (French word!) in Japan unfortunately!
    Although I’m an omnivore, I eat more veg than the average and write about them whenever I can!
    Take good care of yourself (ves: BF and doggie!)

  14. January 20, 2009 7:00 am

    Dear Ashley!
    I don’t believe it!
    You were born in Okinawa and Lived in England and played cricket!
    Now listen to that:
    I was born in Dijon, Bourgogne, France!
    I spent my college years in England!
    I’ve played cricket for ages, and Ihave introduced and played the game in Japan for the last 25 years (I came to Japan 32 years ago!).
    And i did go to Okinawa, I mean mainly Iriomote and Ishigaki Island!
    Small world, isn’t it?
    Looking forward to reading your blogs!
    Make sure to notify me!

  15. luckytastebuds permalink
    January 29, 2009 6:16 pm

    🙂 Aww you are too sweet. I think you would TOTALLY fall in love with Taiwan. I get to go back only once a year now since I’m so far away. Where do you live now? And where did you go for college? I have lots of friends from high school who went to school in the UK! Can’t wait to read more from you blog!!!

  16. February 3, 2009 5:06 pm

    thanks for commenting on my blog! i started a blog after being a long-time reader of other blogs, too, so it’s good to know that i’m not alone in being new to the blogging thing 🙂 i’m looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  17. February 10, 2009 11:01 pm

    Hey girly! I’ve been seeing your comments on my blog and wanted to check yours out 🙂 I can definitely relate to you in many ways and can’t wait to read more!

  18. February 17, 2009 3:02 pm

    HI I just added you to my google reader, great blog!

  19. Arianne permalink
    March 4, 2009 12:27 pm

    Hey Ashley!!! I am about to go to the gym with your lovely sister, we just had fruit smoothies and waffles with peanut butter on it! I am so excited to see that you were starting “Three Cups of Tea” I heard it was amazing. I am actually going to start reading it over break this week because the author, Greg Mortenson, is coming mid April to campus for a presentation!!! So I am definitely pumped, just not looking forward to the extra reading load that will suddenly be added on to my regular work. Okay, well hope to see you soon GYM TIME YEAH!!

  20. March 9, 2009 2:31 pm

    hi ashley! i played field hockey in high school too and then i played on the club team at university of delaware. so cool! i really miss that a lot. have a great day and love the blog! its comforting to know that others are new at it too!

  21. March 18, 2009 3:44 pm

    Love your blog!

  22. March 19, 2009 1:11 pm

    I was a field hockey and lacrosse player too! I miss it soooo much. I’ve always had problems with me eating and consistently exercising. No I decided to become a certified aerobics instructor to hold me accountable to working out. I also started a tea cuisine blog to hold me accountable to tea right and creating balance. I am glad you enjoyed your Tea Spot teas!!!

  23. March 24, 2009 3:54 pm

    welcome to blogging world 🙂 It is a great community. I love your anti-diet / whole food mentality!

  24. angiesappetite permalink
    April 9, 2009 7:43 pm

    Enjoyed browsing through your blog- I am completely new to the blog world – but I’m loving it. Thanks for sharing!

  25. princessmisia permalink
    April 17, 2009 3:18 pm

    hey there:) kudos on your blog! i’m new to the blogging world too and lovin it already! i’m also a big fan of whole foods and everything organic! i’ve just started posting my recipes and i’m really excited about it! take care!

  26. princessmisia permalink
    April 18, 2009 11:43 am

    hey Ashley:) just wanted to share my healthy muffins recipe have a good weekend! x

  27. April 24, 2009 9:24 am

    Hey! Your story sounds a lot like mine. Due to being an athlete my whole life (basketball for 12 years, among other sports) and working a really active job throughout college I sort of tried to eat healthy but never really had to worry about it. Enter adult life and a desk job and all that changed. I am still at a healthy weight but I am working hard to live a balanced lifestyle and stick with a good routine (for fitness and food).

    Good luck to you! I also started a blog to track my accountability if you ever want to check it out :o)

  28. april permalink
    June 5, 2009 9:43 pm

    Hi! I’ve just stumbled across your blog and its very cute! I’ll be back often!

  29. lilybeans permalink
    June 30, 2009 6:06 am

    Hey, Hey Baltimore! Glad to see there are more heath and fitness lovers in this city! Are you running the Baltimore 1/2? I give you snaps for that, 10k are about as far as I will take it. I will be reading!:)

  30. lilybeans permalink
    July 1, 2009 2:54 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    Question: Are you running any races this summer to get ready for L.I.??? I can’t seem to find any I really like.

  31. emlutfy permalink
    July 20, 2009 9:43 am

    Totally love your story!

    I’m beginning to train for a race that i’m running in October! i read over some of your tips and i’m gonna hopefully take them to good use! good luck!

  32. August 3, 2009 10:47 pm

    hey ashley i just found your blog and i love following it. i hope you will check out my blog, i just started it! hah. talk to ya!

  33. August 10, 2009 10:34 am

    Hi!!! yay bmore 🙂 I can’t wait to read your bloggy 🙂

  34. glutenfreecitygirl permalink
    August 14, 2009 7:45 pm

    Hey Ashley..I was browsing through your blog and found that we have a lot in common! I live in Balto too and played fh in college (and lacrosse in high school). I looove sports!! I’ve been running for a few years but nothing serious or anything. I’ve never really trained for a race persay haha but I’ve run lots of 5Ks and a 10K. I’m running the relay in the Balto marathon. Good luck in your running and blogging!!

  35. September 8, 2009 5:20 pm

    Just found your blog and LOVE it! I am from MD too! Maybe you can tell me some good places to eat/go out since I just turned 21!! hehe
    my blog is!

  36. September 19, 2009 2:51 pm

    Hi Ashley, I’m Taylor. I just found your blog and wanted to say Hello. I’ve been blogging for a couple of months and love finding new foodie blogs, for the inspiration and discovery of new foods. I hope you’ll check out my blog and let me know what you think.

    Taylor @ Joy of Food

  37. September 22, 2009 8:19 pm

    Wow, I feel like I have a similar story to you, except I have been out of college a lot longer. Playing sports was so easy. I loved eating whatever I wanted and not worrying since I was practicing so much! Glad I found your blog!

  38. Cara permalink
    September 25, 2009 10:11 pm

    Hi Ashley,

    I’m new to the blog world and just found yours! It’s great! I started blogging for some of the same reasons as you: stay fit and eat healthy. Hope to hear from you!

  39. November 9, 2009 12:40 am

    What a cute Blog! Thank you for the wonderful posts 😉 You are now on my daily read list and I am excited to read more!

    Have a great Sunday night doll!

  40. rhodeygirltests permalink
    November 9, 2009 11:46 am

    Hi gorgeous girl! It was so nice meeting you in person and I am still thinking about how much I loved your jewelry haha! So chic yet classic. Love it!

    Hope to see you again soon… HLS 2010 followed by Foodbuzz 2010?

  41. November 10, 2009 8:16 am

    It was so great to meet you Ashely- let me know if you’re ever in Richmond, but otherwise, keep in touch!

  42. December 2, 2009 7:58 am

    How cute are you? I think I found a new obsession…YOUR BLOG!

  43. December 17, 2009 8:36 pm

    I’m doing the Cherry Blossom 10 miler too! 🙂

  44. hhhhheidi permalink
    December 24, 2009 4:54 pm

    Hi Ashley,
    I just came across your blog and am enjoying every bit of it! The pictures of the food are fantastic! Good luck in your running adventures!

  45. January 8, 2010 3:30 pm

    Came across your blog looking and enjoyed reading your story. I just completed my first half marathon last summer and now am trying to do a triathlon this coming summer. It’s a wonderful experience. You’ll love it.

    Best of luck!

  46. Nell permalink
    January 22, 2010 8:54 am

    Hey, girl! You’re so darn cute! I just found your blog, and I’ll make sure to keep reading. I hope your knee starts feeling better so you can resume your training.

    – Nell

  47. February 24, 2010 5:55 pm

    Good luck in the Cherry Blossom 10 miler!!! I’m about to sign up for the Minneapolis 10 and am a little nervous! =) I’ll definitely be following your progress, you have an awesome blog!

  48. April 14, 2010 12:16 am

    Hi Ashley, I just came across your blog and wanted to congratulate you on finishing the DC Cherry Blossom race! I grew up in DC, and I remember looking forward to springtime every year just for the cherry blossoms. 🙂

    I’m currently training for a 5K (baby steps, haha!).. I added you to my blogroll, so I’ll be stopping by your blog often!

    • April 14, 2010 6:06 am

      Thank you so much for your congrats! My first 5 k was 2 winters ago, and I never thought that was possible. You’ll do great in your 5k! But be warned, you’ll soon catch the running bug! 🙂

  49. April 27, 2010 12:29 pm

    Love your blog girly! Good luck with the races. You can do it!


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