Whether it’s a new adventure or taking on a difficult challenge, you’ll find Ally Pintucci chasing after something. By day she’s RYU’s very own Social Media Manager. Outside of work you’ll find her high in the mountains, on a road trip taking photos or blogging.
She recently committed to her first marathon for this upcoming May. Ironically enough, she can’t stand running. “It’s my least favourite activity, I dread it. A marathon is something I don’t think I’m physically or mentally capable of completing. So when I wanted to take on a new challenge that would both test me and launch me out of my comfort zone – running a 42.2 km race would be a pretty honest one”.
Ally mixes in her marathon training with Crossfit and weightlifting at Dynasty and 40 minutes of meditation a day. We caught up with her to see what she carries in her bag.
RYU Dopp Kit – I throw my makeup and shower essentials in here. Between work, the gym and being on the go a lot, this is always a must in my bag.
LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo – When you get your sweat on almost everyday, washing your hair can really dry it out. I swear by this stuff and will never use another dry shampoo.
Canon 6D + Lenses. This is my baby. I take her everywhere with me. Photography is a meditation for me. I love the feeling of getting lost in creating content and it’s also a freelance job for me.
Saje First Aid Kit – This thing is my best friend for body pain and stress relief.
Saje Pocket Pharmacy – Soothing, revitalizing and supportive. One of the best things in my bag.
Rad Roller Stiff – It’s a bit intense to roll out with – but I as much as I complain about sessions with this thing, I don’t know what I’d do without it.
Ear Plugs. I meditate 20 minutes, twice a day. So if I’m not in the comfort of my own home I throw these things in. I also use them for my sessions at Float House.
what does “Beautiful Tough” mean to you?
There’s something incredibly beautiful about the struggle of reaching your goals. It’s raw. It’s real.
Nothing comes easy, and to watch someone bust their ass while continuously working towards becoming the best version of themselves is inspiring.
To me, Beautiful Tough means exposing the not so pretty side of dedication and the amazing progress towards achievement.