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Jina

Clearwater, Florida
I'm a proofreader at an accounting firm by day (it's better than it sounds) and a burgeoning runner by night. I started running seriously (well, I use this term loosely) at the beginning of 2011. A friend encouraged me to sign up for a 5K in February. And, that's all it took. I'm hooked. Since... Full Bio
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If invited to Datz Dough, go! by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Some words of advice: if someone ever invites you to Datz Dough , GO. I was recently invited to attend a tasting there with the Tampa Bay Bloggers (organized by the f ... Read on »
This "week" in running: week 5 by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So, this week in running is pathetic. I shouldn’t even call it a week in running. It was one day. Just one day. Sheesh. I think that’s the least I’ve ever run in a week whi ... Read on »
This week in running: week 4 by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If this week could be summed up in a word, it would be “sick.” And, not the good kind of sick. The actually sick “sick.” Ugh. Sunday I woke up not feeling great. I tho ... Read on »
This week in running: week 3 by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sunday The first half of this run was awesome. You can probably guess where this is going ... the second half was not. It was probably because I forgot fuel and felt m ... Read on »
October Instagram Challenge: #Octogram with #Parkesdale by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Disclaimer: This Instagram #Octogram #Parkesdale photo challenge is a sponsored collaborative effort between the Tampa Bay Bloggers and Parkesdale Farm Market . Other tha ... Read on »
HOT Run 5K and 10K, St. Pete Beach, FL, Sept. 19, 2013: race recap by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I may have mentioned a time or 50 that summer running kind of sucks for me. So, when an inaugural summer race came about, I really debated if I wanted to do it. I thought ab ... Read on »
Island Boost review: a long-run fueling option by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Disclaimer: I was provided three packets of Island Boost at no cost for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. When you’re running a long distance, you need so ... Read on »
This week in running: week 2 by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had another craptastic week of running. Darn you, Summer (or the Summer-like Fall weather)! Go away. Monday Since I missed my running group on Sunday, I made up m ... Read on »
This week in running: week 1 by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So, after I made the big declaration that I’d start posting my training, I probably had one of my worst weeks of running. Ugh. It didn’t start off so bad. Sunday A ... Read on »
See the good things by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Reader's note: I know I’m never serious, so this post will seem out of place with all the goofiness here, but I just feel that it’s something I need to write. I'll be back t ... Read on »
Many things Monday by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. I ran 7 miles on Sunday, and it was pretty awesome! It was just slightly cooler (still ridiculously hot and humid, but less so), and it felt so much better. Come on, Fall ... Read on »
Looking back and ahead by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I finally organized my  " Upcoming races " and " Race results " pages. My upcoming races make me excited. I really love running half marathons, and I can't wait to start in ... Read on »
A week of fabulousness by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The past week was full of complete awesomeness. It started off with the Bruno Mars concert. He was A-MAZ-ING. (Yes, it deserves all caps, and yes, it deserves hyphenation ... Read on »
Many things Monday by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. After last Sunday’s run , I was so optimistic about running. I thought I had things figured out. I thought wrong. Back to struggling in the heat. Sigh. Is it fall y ... Read on »
Preparation makes summer running better ... duh, right? by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I may have mentioned a time or two that I kind of despise summer running. Each run is a struggle, I get disappointed in my times, I have to walk, and I sweat a ridicu ... Read on »
Hump Day randomness by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's time for some mid-week ramblings. I’m always looking for new, fun and functional (i.e., soaks up massive amounts of sweat) headbands. When I came across Spand ... Read on »
Some reasons why August is grand by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running OK, remember that I told you I had some Amazon gift cards, and I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of some beautiful new Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13s in my size? Well, I got i ... Read on »
It sure is lonesome in mine by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Lately, my life feels like a country song. "What's going on in your world? It sure is lonesome in mine." I always liked that George Strait song until I started living i ... Read on »
10 Things Thursday by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. I still adore the treadmill. I ran a fabulous 5K on it last night and watched the Rays vs. Red Sox game (Yay, Rays!). 2. Because of my new-found love of the tr ... Read on »
A summer love affair by Jina Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have a summer romance. And, it's pretty intense. Well, as intense as things can get between a girl and a treadmill. Yes, this previous hater of the treadmill, is now ... Read on »