Hi! My name is Jess. I’m a twenty-something currently living in Washington, D.C. I’m a runner and love training for races of all different distances, although the half marathon is my favorite.

DSC05873 I’ve completed 14 half marathons, two full marathons and several other race distances. This year I even completed my first triathlon. It was an experience to say the least!

I’m not fast, and I’ll certainly never win any races, but I love running because crossing the finish line makes me feel like I accomplished something.
2012 Earth Day 5K Aside from running and healthy living, I’m a huge fan of the University of Maryland Terrapins. I graduated from UMD in December 2007 and still make it back to campus for several football and soccer games each season.Tailgating is definitely my favorite fall activity.

Terps tailgate
I love sports and since I grew up outside of Philly, I obviously cheer for all the Philly teams. I also love to play sports and am on a bunch of rec league teams…football, softball and volleyball.


In my day job, I work as a social media strategist for a government agency. Basically that just means blogging, Facebook and Twitter are a huge part of my full-time job. If you’re curious to see what I do when I wear my 9-5 hat, you can check out my work blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts or check out my first on-camera interview in my professional role. (I’m near the 35-second mark.)

Overall, I’m all about having fun and enjoying life while still being healthy. Health and fitness shouldn’t be a chore, it should fit naturally into our daily lives.

Hiking the Billy Goat Trail

If you have questions or just want to get in touch with me, you can drop me an email at jess@jessruns.com or find me on Twitter @jessmilcetich.