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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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Weekend Warrior by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I think this weekend was the first time I really embraced the idea of being a weekend warrior — you know, one of those people who spends a really long time working out on ... Read on »
When My Routine Gets Disrupted by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember how I said in my last post that I was trying to find a routine at the gym. I had fallen in to a nice pattern of spinning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and l ... Read on »
Two Hours in the Saddle by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My foot is still being a giant pain, and I’m really starting to question this plantar fasciitis diagnosis I got. I might try to get an appointment with a podiatrist for a ... Read on »
Happy Valentine’s Day From the Munchkins! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Valentine’s Day from my favorite munchkins. Don’t they look handsome? I went to visit my cousin Laura and the babies the other day because my dad — know ... Read on »
Run for Another – A Janji Review by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of the things I’ve always loved about the running community is how dedicated people are to giving back. It seems like every major race these days has several chari ... Read on »
Best Spin Instructor and a New Training Buddy by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday was an awesome success at the gym. First, I think I finally found the best spin instructor that teaches there. Her playlist absolutely rocked, and I found mys ... Read on »
Three Things Thursday: Google Meeting, Spin Obsession and Teaching by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s Thursday, which means we’re thisclose to having survived another week, and I know for sure I will be glad when the weekend gets here. Work and my techie meetings ... Read on »
Trying Some New Tri Gear by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m starting to think I should change the name of this blog to “Jess Does Everything Other Than Run.” My plantar fasciitis is still being a pain in the butt (or more r ... Read on »
The Juice Fast Experiment: Part 1 by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Good morning and happy Monday! I promise I have a post today that’s more enjoyable than last night’s Super Bowl. My friend Jason — you may remember him as the friend whose ... Read on »
Congrats to my Dad!! by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After more than 35 years with the same company, my dad is retiring today! Me, Mom, Dad and my Aunt Marybeth at the beach in July He’ll head into the office fo ... Read on »
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 »