“Only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods. You are a slave to your passions.”—Eliud Kipchoge

My name is Jessica. I’m closing out my 30’s and heading into my 40’s as a new runner. After years of injuries, I trained last year and finished my first marathon (the New York Marathon) at 4:50! I thought I would do it once, but in true type-A fashion, I just keep running, hoping to get stronger, faster, and better. I’ve learned a lot over the past year – the importance of speed work, form, and nutrition …but most of all, consistency. I’ve started this blog to record my progress. I’m hoping to keep myself honest and on track and share some of the tips and strategies I learn along the way. One of my favorite things about the running community is that we cheer each other on. I’m looking forward to building a community here so we can do just that. Let’s do this!

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