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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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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 »
Shamrock Half Decision by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Thursday friends! Who’s excited for the weekend? I know I am. I made a final decision that I’m going to go to Virginia Beach this weekend to see if I can run the ... Read on »
First Race in 11 Months — St. Paddy’s Day 8K by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After more than a year plagued with injuries, I toed the start line of my first race in close to 11 months yesterday. Start line and the Capitol And the good ... Read on »
Training with Ironmen by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First off, I want to thank everyone for the comments, emails and tweets about my most recent post where I was debating running a half marathon in a few weeks despite not m ... Read on »
On a Scale of One to Dumb… by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I sent this email to a few of my runner friends yesterday to gauge their opinions, and I thought I’d post it here so you could all share your collective wisdom with me. ... Read on »
What I use to rock out at the gym by Jess Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I joined the gym, I quickly realized, I didn’t really have any way to listen to my music while I was lifting. On runs, I would shove my phone into my fuel belt wi ... Read on »
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 »