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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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10 Miles in NYC and the end of BlogHer by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember how nervous I was about running my first double digit run of this training cycle in a new place? In the end I'm not sure why I was. With my route all planned, I ... Read on »
10 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Winter by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey everyone. Today I'm spending a day at see, lounging by the pool, sipping fruity drinks and maybe climbing the rock wall. While I'm without Internet access, I'd like you ... Read on »
12 Days of Christmas Workout and Early Celebration by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m back home in PA to celebrate Christmas with my family this week. And after the stressful and miserable week I had at work last week, I’m so glad to be relaxing at home ... Read on »
17 Miles to Clear My Head by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We all handle stress in different ways. Some people head to the bar. Some people head to the golf course. I head out on nice long runs. I got some stressful news yeste ... Read on »
18 Freakin’ Fantastic Miles by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thursday night before I headed to bed, I was insanely nervous about my Friday morning long run. Running 18 miles is no joke. It’s a distance I haven’t tackled in n ... Read on »
1:59:59 or Bust by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We're officially three days away from the Philly Rock N Roll Half Marathon and the nerves are already setting in. This training cycle has hands down been my best: ... Read on »
20 Miles in the Books by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This past weekend was my 20 miler -- my longest run of marathon training. I treated it like it was a race. I ate a delicious pasta dinner the night before, laid out eve ... Read on »
2010 Goals in Review by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running With 2010 about ready to end, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at my goals for the year and see how I did. Goal #1: Get better at tracking my milea ... Read on »
2012 in Pictures by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I love looking back at old pictures and remembering all the fun times that went along with them. I saw Katie did something like this over on her blog, and I thought it wou ... Read on »
2013 in Pictures by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As we get ready to close out 2013, I thought I’d do one more recap post. Here’s a look back at my past year in pictures. While my running year may have been a bit on the r ... Read on »
2013 in Running by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did this fun little running wrap up last year , and thought it was a good way to capture my 2012 running year so I thought I’d do it again this year: Best race exper ... 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 »
24 in 24 Review by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last year I put together a list of 24 things I wanted to do in my 24th year. With my 25th birthday right around the corner, I figured it was time to evaluate and see how I d ... Read on »
24 Things To Do in My 24th Year by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few weeks ago I asked you all for ideas for complete my list of 24 things to do in my 24th year , and I want to say a huge "Thank You!" for all the suggestions you gave me ... Read on »
24 Things to Do in My 24th Year by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Turning 24 over the weekend got me thinking. I'm officially in my mid-twenties now, which made me think about what kinds of things I wanted to do/accomplish/experience befor ... Read on »
30 Day Shred — Throwback Workout by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Since I’m really forcing myself to stick with running only three days per week, I’ve been trying to find some other workouts to throw in the mix on non-running days. T ... Read on »
4 miles at 4:30 by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Hump Day friends! We’re half way to the weekend (or well for me, I’m one day away from the weekend since I’m off on Friday because I’m in my friend’s wedding on Satu ... Read on »
9/11 Memorial 5K Race by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Like most people, I can remember exactly where I was 10 years ago when the 9/11 attacks happened. I remember sitting in my sophomore year homeroom, when the vice principal c ... Read on »
92 Years of Memories by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My grandma died last night. Knowing it was coming didn’t really make it any easier. As soon as I saw my mom’s name pop up on my caller ID last night, I knew what she was c ... Read on »
A Brief History of My IT Band Problems by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For the past several years, I've struggled with extremely tight IT bands that lead to really painful runner's knee. The first time I ever had problems with my IT Band ... Read on »