About Jess

Hi there! I’m Jessica, and I live in New Jersey. In 2004, I weighed nearly 300 pounds and suffered from debilitating anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder. My mother being diagnosed with breast cancer was the wake-up call I needed to turn things around, and over the next six years, I lost more than 100 pounds through sensible eating and being more active.

Today, I’m a marathon runner and triathlete, and I’m loving where this running thing has taken me. I started this blog to document my fitness adventures, share some recipes and race recaps, make some friends and have some fun along the way.

I’m glad you found me – and I hope you enjoy the ride!

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DISCLAIMER: This blog is for entertainment purposes only.  These tips, opinions, and writings are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any health problems. I’m not a registered personal trainer or physical therapist, and I take no responsibility for pulled muscles, injuries or sprained anythings. In addition, this information is not meant to replace your doctor’s recommendations or the advice of other qualified healthcare professionals.  Always check with your doctor before beginning a new fitness or nutrition program.

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21 thoughts on “About Jess

    • Hey there! It’s nice to “meet” you too! 🙂 I just had a chance to check out your blog, I love it – especially the Garminless running post, it’s so true that we sometimes have to get back into enjoying the run by not paying attention to the facts and figures around it. It’s nice just to look up at the trees and remember why we do it once in a while. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I’m so glad I found your blog!! I follow you on IG! No, I’m no stalker I just love following others who run. I had no idea you were sick! I’ve only heard of little kids getting what you got, but makes sense if your hubby works on a school. I’m glad to hear you’re doing better!


    • There’s my IG friend, so nice to see you here! 🙂 YES, that illness was no joke, let me tell you! But now it’s got me washing my hands about a hundred times a day, which isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the world I guess? 🙂


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