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Jens_Itchy_Feet

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Hi. My name is Jen. I started running in early 2010, after hitting my first mid-ish life crisis and needing a new goal in life. My couch-to-5k quickly turned into a 5-to-10k plan and I recently completed my third half marathon and first duathlon (though I’m still literally chasing –... Full Bio
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Taking a Time Out by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hello all! Happy summer. Well, for most of us at least. I just wanted to stop by and say that I've decided to take a wee break from blogging. I know that I said that I ... Read on »
Easing Back into Training... Yeah Right! by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What does any semi-intelligent person do after a week of zero exercise? They ease back into their regular routine. I never said that I was se ... Read on »
To Ski or Not to Ski...when carrying extra baggage by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Every year, G and I go to France for a bit of frolicking in the snow. So of course we found out that I was pregnant the day after booking a week in th ... Read on »
Running and Relaxin by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Since being preggers, I’ve turned into an Internet-research machine, trying to find out as much as possible about what’s happening to my body and the ... Read on »
When Two Become Four by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Things have changed A LOT ‘round here this year. For one, I have barely blogged. This time, though, I have a semi-good excuse. And I’m also about to eat my words… ... Read on »
FitBit says I'm not that Fit?! by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You may recall this post from last year, in which I was waxing lyrically about my newfound love for the FitBit pedometer. Almost a year on, I ... Read on »
A 2014 Project by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ah, hello all! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? In a nutshell, I haven’t felt that I’ve had very much to say to you all. I’m still not running. And if ... Read on »
When trees take on storms, who wins? by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What happened to last week? One minute it was there, the next it's February? First of all, I wanted to thank ALL of you for your fabulous comments on my Blue Monday post. ... Read on »
I'm proud to wear my cupcake! by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of days ago, on Twitter, someone posted a status that said: 'So next time you're starring [sic] down a cupcake maybe ask yourself if you'll enjoy wearing it later.' ... Read on »
Blue Monday and a Giveaway to Make up for It! by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know those mornings when you get up and things just aren't right? You didn't sleep as well as you should have, despite going to bed at just the right time. You wake up f ... Read on »
Beach Running by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running on the beach. It’s the ultimate runner’s fantasy, isn’t it? A long stretch of white sand that reaches for miles in either direction, not a cloud in the sky ... Read on »
Happy 2014 by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well hello there! And a happy new year to you, even if it’s almost two weeks late. As per usual disorganized protocol, G and I decided on a l ... Read on »
Happy Holidays! by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I meant to write a proper year recap for you all and then guess what happened again? Life. So on an extremely short but hopefully sweet enough note, before I go into my y ... Read on »
Dashing Santas and Other Adventures by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday morning, not so bright and early due to serious brain-failure in the alarm-settting department, I rushed out of bed to get breakfast ready for our VIP guests, soon ... Read on »
Running Advent So Far by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I might be writing this with a smug smile on my face, but... I've just done four days of running. For those of you who've been 'round here before, you know that's HUGE! ... Read on »
Excited about Running by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yes, you read that correctly. There's actually a running post on this formerly-known-as-running-blog blog. Three things have me feeling really excited about running this ... Read on »
Friday Philosophizing by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week I plastered this link here all over Facebook and Twitter. In case you missed it, here it is again (thanks, Abby , for calling my attention to it, and if any of you ... Read on »
Seven Things... by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There seems to have been this 'X things' going round amongst the Facebookers out there. And because I want to be one of the cool kids and this is my blog where I can do what ... Read on »
Bikram Yoga, Take Two by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So I mentioned on Wednesday that I decided to give Bikram yoga another chance. You might remember from the summer that I wasn't too convinced by the practice just yet but ke ... Read on »
Overdone It by Jens_Itchy_Feet Posted in: Blog Posts in Running How do you deal with stress? Do you eat? Not eat? Do you exercise? Do you get angry, mean, do you lash out? These last couple of weeks have been pretty full-on for me. Ye ... Read on »