Hi, I’m Jessie. I’m married and have boy/girl twins who were born in 2007. They start kindergarten soon, and I feel like I’m finally coming out of the sleep-deprived fog that is infant/toddler/preschool kids. (Anybody else feeling me on that one?!)

In 2011, I had a really unsettled period of time when I realized I didn’t know who I was anymore. I wasn’t the old pre-kids Jessie. And I wasn’t the harried, exhausted, just-keep-swimming mother-of-twins Jessie either. Oh, and I also happened to be turning 30.

A little therapy and a lot of soul-searching later, I realized I can be who I want to be. I get to create a life for myself that I want to live. One of the things I’ve always wanted to be is a runner, so I signed up for a training squad for a local race in the summer of 2011. And there began my love affair with running and, then more broadly, fitness.

Don’t let me fool you…I don’t have it all figured out. But one thing I do know; it’s my life and I’m creating the one I want to live.


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