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Jessica D. Patient Expert

Trail Runner, outdoor junkee, traveler, Indie Filmmaker, Writer, Lover of life and people and open heart surgery veteran.
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Running Again & USATF by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I managed to get myself out for a 2.5 mile run yesterday - the first in 9 days (8 days since I hurt my hip playing softball).  It felt good and no pain.  I plan ... Read on »
Running Again (sort of) by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running At least in my dreams.  Does that count?  Nope.  But I did dream last night that I was out for a long run with Toblerone.  We actually ran to a party or somet ... Read on »
Portland: The Good, The Bad, The Debatable by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running PDX.  Stumptown. P-Town.  Portland is known by many names.  Search for reasons why you should live in Portland and you'll be hard pressed to find a definitive l ... Read on »
Random Musings & New Management by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday I took my sore-ass body out for a 7 mile trail run.  Since I have a few loose screws I decided to run up Marquam trail to Council Crest Park.  A tou ... Read on »
Softball and Long Runs by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday was a long (but awesome) day!  In preparation for a beautiful, sunny spring day in Portland I was trying to figure out where to run.  I really wante ... Read on »
Forest Park 7 Miles by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night was comprised of several "not for a long time" moments.  First was that I ran a 100% trail run on a weekday.  Hooray for longer days!  Second, was th ... Read on »
Best Running Blogs 2010 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm honored to be included.  Thanks Jake! Read on »
13 miles = 0, 5K = 1 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's no secret to many of my blog readers that I hate running in the cold and have a really hard time getting motivation to put in my mile here in Portland du ... Read on »
Days Like That by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Let's face it - it's been a "dry" winter here in Portland.  The amount of precipitation, along with the total number of days where it's rainy has definitely b ... Read on »
Double Digits by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sunday I had a 10 mile run planned - my longest since October!  My running for the month of February has been horrible and if I even plan to get back into ultra ... Read on »
The Fire Lost by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Wednesday the fire won.  Thursday it lost.  Hooray!  Granted, it was 6 degrees warmer & very slightly sunny, thereby giving this wuss less of an excuse to skip ... Read on »
The Fire Won by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had every intention of running today.  I really did.  Portland has been blessed with sunnier than usual skies this February (the month usually only gets 2 sun ... Read on »
Drop Bag Road Trip (AKA Twin Peaks 50 report) by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running  1 week, 3+ drop bags, 136 runners, dozens of checks, and countless hours later means Twin Peaks is in the history books for 2010.   On Wednesday, February ... Read on »
Great sunny run! by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I went out for a 9 miler with my faithful training partner, Toberlone!  I waited until noon since the morning temps were in the 30's.  Brrr!!  Mid way through m ... Read on »
A Cycling Utopia? by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There are many cycling advocates in the city of Portland.  I'm an advocate of alternative transportation, but to spend $600+ million on new bike-ways in Portlan ... Read on »
The Death of Blogging by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well not really.. but I do feel like with Twitter, Facebook, etc that my blogging has suffered.  Ahhh.. Poor blog :(  I've been busy with Twin Peaks and traveli ... Read on »
Rain... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I like rain.  The liquid kind though - and not the kind when someone else tries to rain on your parade (they only can if you let them!).  Rain in moderation tho ... Read on »
Too Many Choices = Missed Happiness by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes the people who seemingly have very little can be the happiest people around.  Have you noticed that?  Have you noticed a trend with people who live un ... Read on »
Where are you going this year? by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I got this one from Abbie.  I don't really have many grand travel plans this year, mostly because I need to save money and vacation time for moving back to Cali ... Read on »
#1 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #1 Moment of 2009:  You.  And you.  And you.  The #1 spot on my list goes to all the wonderful people I met this year, the old and new friends I connected with ... Read on »