About Jess

Hi and welcome to my little corner of the Internet! My name is Jess, and I'm a thirty-something currently living in Washington, D.C. I'm a runner, rec league sports all-star, and lover of all things food, fitness and fun!

#tbt this weekend four years ago when I set my marathon PR at my hometown race @Philly_Marathon and ate a delicious Philly pretzel afterward.
I love training for races of all different distances, although the half marathon is my favorite, and I'm border-line obsessed with my many rec league softball teams. (I also play flag football and volleyball).
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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 my rec league sports, I'm a huge fan of the University of Maryland Terrapins.

Sorry ladies, he's taken. #thinkB1G #testudolove @umterps

I graduated from UMD in December 2007 and still make it back to campus for several sporting events each season. In fact, I have season tickets to football. Tailgating is definitely my favorite fall activity.

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But my love of sports isn't isolated to the Terps. Since I grew up outside of Philly, I obviously cheer for all the Philly teams, which is tricky living in DC since everyone's a rival!

In my day job, I work in digital media and strategic communications for a government agency. Basically that means blogging, Facebook and Twitter are a huge part of my full-time job, and sometimes I get to visit the White House. It's a fun gig.
 
Chillin' at the White House with some @usgsa and Census peeps.

Overall, I'm all about having fun and enjoying life while still being healthy. Health and fitness shouldn't be a chore, it should be fun! Because as I like to say, "Life is funner, with a runner!"

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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.

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