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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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Cheerleading, the NFL and Fair Wages by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you all seen in the news how the Raiderettes (the professional cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders) are suing the Raiders for a whole bunch of things that basically ... Read on »
After 6 Years, I Finally Joined a Gym by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running With the arctic freeze still having a death grip on DC and the gym in my building still closed due to that pipe bursting several weeks ago, I bit the bullet and picked up ... Read on »
Babies and Basketball by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to the start of a new week. It’s another bitterly cold one in DC…seriously where is summer? I had the day off on Friday so I went to hang out with my cousin to ... Read on »
RIP Crock Pot and Foot News by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As much as I love the ability to work from home, after three days cooped up in my apartment — seeing no one other than the guy at my front desk — I decided I needed to get ... Read on »
The Best, Most Fun Workout Ever by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I know, with a title like that, I must have one heck of a workout for you guys right? Welllll how does spending 90 minutes jumping on trampolines at a giant trampoline ... Read on »
Back to the Foot Doc I Go by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My foot doctor and I should just become besties, as often as I need to go in to see him. Why do I feel like another one of these is in my future? I think I ha ... Read on »
EP Fitness Prep Phase One Review by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So I’ve been working with Kris and Virginia, my online personal trainers , for a little more than a month now, and I thought it was time to do a recap of the first phase o ... Read on »
My Longest Run Since June by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So training for the Shamrock Half Marathon was supposed to start on January 6, but I was having some more problems with my feet, and I was afraid I’d somehow developed yet ... Read on »
Burst Pipe in the Gym by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Good morning and happy Thursday! I treated myself to a chai latte on my chilly walk to work this morning because it’s been a while since I’ve had one, and becau ... Read on »
Turn That Frown Upside Down by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 2014 has certainly not been off to the best start for me, but I’m so over feeling sad and miserable all the time. It’s just the worst. So now that I’m back in DC and sort ... Read on »
Post-Breakup Food Aversions by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Man if I could bottle my body’s freakish ability to lose weight after a breakup and sell it to the masses I would be a millionaire. Yes friends, my heart got dealt a s ... 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 »
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 »
Bad at Balance by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m bad at balance. And I don’t mean the stand-on-one-foot kind. I mean the balancing everything I’ve got going on in my life and trying to make time for it all. ... Read on »
The Babies Are Here! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Man I’m a little late in getting today’s post up (like 13 hours) but it was just a crazy, crazy busy day at work. We had an emergency come up on one of our contracts and I ... Read on »
Working Out with a Virtual Personal Trainer by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I mentioned briefly in yesterday’s post that I started working out with a virtual personal trainer a few weeks ago. So I thought it would be fun to tell you a little b ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday: Workouts and The Circle by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just a few quick life updates today! 1. I started working out with a personal trainer to help get some of my strength and endurance back after my injury. The cool thin ... Read on »
The Fanciest Treadmill I’ve Ever Run On by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We’ve been getting our share of wintery weather in the DC area over the last few days, and yesterday I was thinking it might be fun to do my first snow run of the season. ... Read on »
Apartment Tour At Last! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well now that I’ve officially lived in my apartment for a few months, I think it’s safe to say I’m fairly settled in and ready to give you all the grand tour. So let’s ... Read on »