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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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My friend finished an Ironman this weekend; I played softball by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of my Ironman training partners from the gym completely crushed his very first Ironman in Texas this weekend. He finished the whole thing in 11:40 and put up a 4:02 ma ... Read on »
Mini-Veggie Frittata Recipe by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I decided to have a little fun in my kitchen and whip up a new frittata recipe I found. I constantly struggle with breakfast ideas that I can transpor ... Read on »
How I Knew I Hadn’t Recovered by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday morning I was feeling all happy about running. I mean I had just come off the most epically awesome EU Embassy Run over the weekend, and after giving mys ... Read on »
EU Embassy Run by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I went on the most epic run ever on Saturday. If you follow me on social media ( Facebook , Twitter , Instagram ), you may have seen this post. 7 hours, 13 miles ... Read on »
A Fun and Sport-Filled Weekend by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running DC was gifted with pretty much the perfect spring weather over the weekend, and I did my best to take advantage of every second of it and be outside as much as possible. ... Read on »
Hiding Out From the Rain — HIIT at the Gym by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tuesday and Wednesday it pretty much poured all day long in DC, and since I wasn’t about to ruin my brand new running shoes by getting them completely water-logged, I deci ... Read on »
Looking Forward to Running by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running is slowly, but surely, starting to feel like something I look forward to again. In fact, on Friday I spent a good portion of my lunch break researching ... Read on »
Back When Running Was Simple by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I remember a time when running was simple — when I ran purely for the joy of running, even though I was slow (so, so slow — 12 minute miles slow). A time when I didn’t car ... Read on »
Meb’s Win in Boston Helps Us Heal by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This past week leading up to the Boston Marathon has been an emotional one, and I’m struggling to put into words everything I’ve been feeling. There’s the sense ... Read on »
Garminless running by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When Coach Zach read my post last week about how running had been hard and miserable and just wasn’t fun for me anymore, he immediately g-chatted me with a possible soluti ... Read on »
Why You Should Never Ever Cheat on Your Running Shoes by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Some people bounce between running shoes like someone hot on the dating scene bounces between men. One day they wear their Brooks. The next day it’s their Sauconys and for ... Read on »
Focusing on Recovery by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of the things I’ve been doing to try to make my runs more pleasant is really focusing on recovery after each run. I’ve been known in the past to sometimes skip stretch ... Read on »
Dreading my Runs by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In case you didn’t pick up on it from the title, this post is not really full of happy thoughts. I’m not in a good place with my running right now, and this post is largel ... Read on »
No I’m Not Moving to Alabama and More Answers about my MBA Program by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ever since I posted last night on Facebook that I’m going to be starting an MBA program at Auburn University in the fall, I have gotten a million questions. (Apparently so ... Read on »
Running in Shorts by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Spring just might have finally made its way to DC. I mean I don’t want to jinx it or anything, but we’ve had two days in a row with pretty decent weather — which made for ... Read on »
Happy Opening Day! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I will never understand why today is not a national holiday. I mean baseball is America’s past time after all. But luckily, I have the day off work so I’m spending wha ... Read on »
My Favorite Fitness Apps by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I first got my iPhone however many years ago now, I was very much in “download all the apps!!!” mode. More specifically, I was in download all the health and fitn ... Read on »
Blister Woes by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thanks to everyone who suggested possible race ideas based on my last post. I have a quite a list of options going that I’m hoping to narrow down in the next few weeks! ... Read on »
Help Me Pick a Race! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Now that the Shamrock half is behind me, the big question is what’s next? I’m not registered for any races right now, but I’d like to pick up some shorter races ... Read on »
Shamrock Half Marathon Weekend by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here’s the Cliff Notes version of this weekend: It.was.amazing! The weather was gorgeous, I kicked butt in the race for not being trained, and this weekend out of town ... Read on »