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Jess

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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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Frederick Half Training Week Two by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Tuesday friends! Last night I went over to College Park to watch the Lady Terps play in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The girls stomped Princeton and ... Read on »
Basketball and Long Runs by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Didn’t mean to disappear for almost a whole week, but got caught up in training, work and of course, so much basketball. Friday night Terps game watch The Ter ... Read on »
Frederick Half Training Week One by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before we dive into how my first week of half marathon training went, let’s talk tournament. Yes I repped my Terps on my long run on Selection Sunday Is this ... Read on »
Tempo Runs Are Brutal by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Guys, it turns out that not only do I hate tempo runs, I’m pretty bad at them too. Something about maintaining a challenging pace over the course of several miles just ... Read on »
My Urban Intervals by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My first workout of my Frederick half training cycle was mile repeats. Oof. Repeats in general are no joke, but mile repeats are just kind of torture. Welcome to half mara ... Read on »
Slip and Sliding Through my Long Run and New Shoes by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Saturday morning, I had plans to do a six mile “long run” to ease my way into training for the Frederick Half. When I woke up I was having an intense internal debat ... Read on »
Sports, Miles, Book and Looks of February by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I truly have no idea where February went. Going into the month, I knew it was going to be extremely stressful. I had three straight weeks were I didn’t have a single free ... Read on »
Half Marathon Excitement by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of weeks ago, I threw down the registration fee for the King Crab Challenge. (That’s the Frederick Half marathon, the Baltimore 10 miler and the Baltimore Half). ... Read on »
Running All the K’s in Sleet by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday Pacers held the St. Patrick’s Day 5K, 10K and Double. It was the first time in years this race had been held, and it was on a brand new course, which was super e ... Read on »
Sarah’s Taco Salad Recipe by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Guys, I’ve got a real treat for you today. My friend Sarah is a phenomenal cook. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and come up with new fun recipes, and over the year ... Read on »
Happy Birthday Mom! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy birthday to my beautiful momma, best friend and partner in crime at more races than I can count! I’m sorry your birthday falls on Ash Wednesday this year. ... Read on »
Presidents Day Weekend Odds and Ends by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi friends! Things got a little crazy at the end of last week with some work and school deadlines, and I kind of fell off the face of the Earth on the blogging front. ... Read on »
MBA Math Meltdowns by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We’re going to start this post with a fun little story. (And by this I mean fun for you and probably embarrassing for me). Nerd alert: When I was a kid, I would come h ... Read on »
Love the Run You’re With 2015 5K Recap by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I ran the Love the Run You’re with 5K with a bunch of my friends. Debbie, Emily, Meghan, me and Megan post-race I did this race a few years ago and ... Read on »
Stress, Running and a Red Fox Review by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The last few weeks have been hard. I’ve struggled to find a balance between work and school and workouts and life. Starbucks and my planner…how I survive my days ... Read on »
Sports, Miles, Books and Looks of January by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I always say I’m going to be better about tracking my workouts and the books that I read, and I’ve made feeble attempts in the past but never really stuck with it. Amber d ... Read on »
Joe and Todd’s Wedding by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I come from a really big family. My mom and dad are each one of six kids, so I have lots of aunts and uncles and cousins. My uncle Joe (center) with just a fracti ... Read on »
The Puking Has Passed by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So I’ve fallen into a fairly suck-tastic pattern this winter. It goes a little like this: Be healthy for a few days. Get wickedly sick for a week. Rinse, repeat. ... Read on »
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 »