hi! Welcome to what used to be Runner Ritsa. My name is Ritsa, obviously. And I am a runner turned CrossFitter. You can also call me CrossFit Ritsa but at the time it didn’t have the same ring to it. I had taken a 3 year hiatus but I am not back with Ritsa Runs on Fitness. A blog about running, CrossFit, fitness, travel, nutrition, and all things Ritsa.
I live in northern MD but am a Jersey girl at heart (holler Point Pleasant!). I began running in college but only a few miles here and there. In August of 2009, I began training for races and running as a way of life instead of a quick run at the gym. Being active wasn’t always a priority to me but I have made fitness a part of my daily life. Sitting at my desk all day at work doesn’t hurt to motivate me either.
I have completed a handful of half marathons, 10ks, 5ks and other distances! I began CrossFit in January 2013. CrossFit has now become the main part of my fitness regimen but I continue to run and try other things. I love being active.
Some fun facts about me:
Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ
Birthday: July 30
Favorite color: Green
Guilty pleasure: Cupcakes, cake, cookies, pie (see a trend?)
Favorite workout: “Diane” Deadlifts and HSPU
Half Marathon PR: 1:40:58 (April 2017)