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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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Miles in Miles Out by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The data from my 7 years of running is below.  2003-2005 are estimates.  I started running in 2002 but don't really count that since I barely ran (probably less ... Read on »
#2 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #2 Moment of 2009: Weekend and Crater Lake and Bend with Christina. We had a blast at Crater Lake and in Bend despite the fire smoke hanging around the Crater L ... Read on »
The Commute That Almost Wasn't by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday was an exercise in patience.  To put it lightly. The forecast in Portland called for rain to move in late in the afternoon with snow possible at hi ... Read on »
#3 Moment(s) of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #3 Moment(s) of 2009: Running 3 marathons (to double my lifetime total to 6).  In early April I ran a horrible time at the OC Marathon but had the awesome compa ... Read on »
#4 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #4 Moment of 2009: Solo 50K.  In lieu of not running Lake Tahoe (for various reasons), I opted for a solo 50K "jaunt" around Lake Oswego.  It was tough at times ... Read on »
2010 Plans by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Even the best laid plans can change from month to month.  Week to week.  Day to day.  Below are the races I "hope" to run in 2010.  I have only really planned t ... Read on »
#5 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #5 Moment of 2009: Crewing for Andy at Cascade Crest.  I've helped many people and race directors at races over the past few years, but this was my first full t ... Read on »
My Newsletters (subscriptions) by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Happy Monday!  I'm updating all my blog subscriptions, etc.  Subscriber links are below for my Trail Events newsletter, Twin Peaks (2010), and for this blog if ... Read on »
Migraines and weather? by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I moved to Oregon from California 16 months ago, I noticed an increase in headaches as the winter seasons got closer - especially migraine headaches.  At t ... Read on »
Phishing Scams by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Phishing emails are about as common as friends' facebook updates.  Every once in a while I get one that cracks me up.  The following, is especially funny to me ... Read on »
Volunteers Needed! by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Volunteers Needed! I am currently looking for volunteers of all types to help with Twin Peaks on February 13th, 2010 - especially for help at the aid stations dur ... Read on »
Beauty and the Beholder by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First things first - Dear City of Portland and construction workers on 82nd:  Just how long does it take to build a fricken cement wall so people don't ... Read on »
Blog Neglect by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My poor blog has been neglected lately.  Partially because I haven't been doing that much running and partially because I've been doing a lot of writing (screen ... Read on »
Since moving to Southern Califor ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Since moving to Southern California 1 year ago I've become addicted to trail running. I rarely run on the road anymore. I have overcome my fear of running into a snak ... Read on »
I have no pics from my run on Sa ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have no pics from my run on Saturday - but I did get my camera over the weekend so I'll try it out on our Top of the World run this coming Saturday. Above is a pictu ... Read on »
Technorati Profile by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Technorati Profile Read on »
So the Sierra Peak fire is under ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So the Sierra Peak fire is under control. I don't fully understand that since it's still burning, but I guess they know what they are talking about. All the evacuees w ... Read on »
Tonight I went out and ran 7 mil ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tonight I went out and ran 7 miles starting in O'Neill Park. Since the sun sets around 5:30 and I can't start running until 5:00, I only ran the first part of my r ... Read on »
(Park Picture from http://www.lo ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (Park Picture from http://www.localhikes.com) I'm really looking forward to our run this coming Saturday. We only ran here once before and it was wonderful. There a ... Read on »
So I had this weird pain in my u ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So I had this weird pain in my upper abdomen and along my ribs.  I haven't run all week because of this.  It's getting better.  Hopfully I can do our 16 mile run on Sa ... Read on »