Thanks for stopping by healthy ashley. I’m Ashley I live in Orlando, FL, with my CrossFit trainer husband and four big, black dogs. I’ve lived in Orlando for a while but spent a year in Asheville, NC, with Richard before bringing him back down to Orlando. I love it here.
I love staying active and favor endurance running events, triathlon, yoga and CrossFit. I completed my first Ironman distance triathlon October 2010 and have done four ultra marathons, dropped out of a 50-mile race, and several 26.2′s. My favorite marathon is Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN.
I’ve been a vegetarian since 2000 because eating meat didn’t make sense to me. We had small farm and my chickens were pets; I had no interest in eating them. I followed a vegan diet for four years and, while I believe it’s possible to be a healthy endurance athlete as a vegan, I quit being vegan to honor my body’s cravings. Since leaving the vegan label I’ve settled into a Paleo-vegetarian-flexitarian diet and am loving it. Basically I eat eggs, fruit and veggies. Oh- and I love protein powder.
On September 9, 2011, I crashed my bike going downhill on a training ride. I broke my pelvis in three places, suffered a concussion and had lots of road rash. Here is the first post after the fall. Since the accident I’ve completed several marathons, including an ultra marathon, and hope my story inspires others to set big goals and go for them, because we’re stronger than we think and anything is possible.
My accident gave me a new sense of determination, taught me how to love and be loved and will always serve as a reminder to how lucky I am to move, sweat, run, lift and breathe. So I try to move, sweat, run, lift and breathe often.
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