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Jess

California
Hi! My name is Jess. I'm a 20-something and currently live right outside Washington, D.C. I'm a runner and love training for races of all different distances, although the half marathon is my favorite. Aside from running and healthy living, I'm a huge fan of the University of Maryland Terrapins.... Full Bio
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The Most Sublime Run by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night on the Metro on the way home from work, I was itching to lace up my shoes and go for a run. That’s a really weird feeling for me. Usually at the end of the ... Read on »
Feeling Better and Family Fun by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I think I’m slowly starting to recover from the plague. That codeine medicine was the shit, but man did it give me some trippy dreams –mainly about softball. Every night f ... Read on »
Cough Medicine + Codeine = Sweet Miracle Elixir by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m still sick so I finally dragged myself to the doctor today. But not before I puked at my office this morning! Happy Thursday to me! I went into the office beca ... Read on »
Bruised a Rib While Coughing This Week by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometime last week, I came down with some form of the plague. I started feeling questionable on Monday and skipped spin class that night, but by Wednesday didn’ ... Read on »
So I Registered for a Tri… by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So you know what I didn’t think I’d be doing in 2015? Another triathlon. In fact, my big plans for 2015 were to not stress myself out over training for races. There we ... Read on »
What I do with 17 days of vacation by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well it’s the third day of 2015 and I have still run zero miles this year. I’m pretty OK with it though. I ran some miles on NYE, and I’ve been busy enjoying the last few ... Read on »
Goals, Goals, Goals by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ve already written about my 2015 running goals (stay injury free), and I’ve been thinking a lot about my other goals for the upcoming year Two years ago, going in to ... Read on »
Jingle All the Way 5K Recap by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I made some last-minute changes to my travel itinerary for the holidays, so I fueled up (both me and my car) and hit the road this morning back to PA. Yes that’s ... Read on »
Holiday Lights Run and Giveaway Winner by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week, when I was buried under finals stress, I desperately wanted to squeeze in a few quick runs to break up the monotony of studying and get some fresh air. So I ... Read on »
2015 Running Goals and a Giveaway by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This post is sponsored by TomTom (and there’s a fun giveaway at the end for you!) I got my new copy of Runner’s World in the mail the other day, and the New Year’s iss ... Read on »
The Munchkins Turn One! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (Be forewarned, this post is full of adorable baby pictures! In fact, if you look at the approximately 1,000 pictures currently saved on my phone, I’d say at least half of ... Read on »
You Know It’s Finals Week When… by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. I fall asleep on top of my textbooks and wake up thinking maybe I learned something through osmosis. 2. I’m living on a steady diet of cereal and foods that come ou ... Read on »
Rolling Stone’s Massive Disservice to Rape Survivors by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We’re going to go a bit off the normal topics that I blog about here and tackle something a little more serious because I have a lot of thoughts and feelings on this Rolli ... Read on »
Ugly Sweater “5K” Race Recap by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few weeks ago, when Emily asked me if I wanted to run the Ugly Sweater 5K with her and our friends, Anne and Jennifer, I’ll admit I was hesitant mainly because the race ... Read on »
Meeting Baby Heather by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh man I’m so not ready for my long weekend to end! Between all the holiday-themed activities I had going on and the extra doses of family time I got (my aunt from Califor ... Read on »
Decorating Gingerbread Houses at Make Meaning by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend was full of two things: studying and a ton of holiday-themed activities. Christmas has come to my apartment My finals are coming up this week, an ... Read on »
CCHS Class of 2004 High School Reunion by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As is the great tradition of high schools almost everywhere, my high school hosted our 10-year reunion while I was home in PA for Thanksgiving. I wasn’t totally sold o ... Read on »
A cold and snowy Thanksgiving run by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Thanksgiving friends! Before digging into turkey and all the fixings and spending the day vegging on the sofa watching football (GO EAGLES!), I decided to get in ... Read on »
Allentown snow day by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Quick housekeeping update: Comments are back. A few people told me they missed them, so I’m bringing them back for now. They’ll stay as long as the spam doesn’t get too cr ... Read on »
So much to be thankful for by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday did a nice job of reminding me all I have to be thankful for, and it really couldn’t have come at a better time with Thanksgiving just a few days away. I spen ... Read on »