Welcome to Mile High Jess!
When I started this blog about five years ago, it was purely as a way to keep my friends and family updated on training for my second marathon. I was training with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Association’s Team in Training Program and working hard to raise money for the cause. Over the years it’s transformed into more of a lifestyle blog where I share the ins and outs of my life as a runner, wife, mother of two beautiful kids and 30-ish year old woman.
I’m originally from Nebraska but was raised in Colorado. I went to Colorado State University where I met my husband Josh. He’s pretty amazing. We got married on October 11, 2008. Though it was the only cold, rainy and snowy day in Denver that entire month, it was one of the best days of my life.
Right around that time I decided I wanted to become a runner. The day I ran a mile continuously was a huge day for me. I decided to go big when I signed up to run my first marathon with Team in Training. I got so into the program that I ran three other races with the organization. Since then I’ve completed several more half marathons and another marathon. Running is now my favorite form of exercise and therapy.
After spending a few years running half and full marathons and traveling, we decided we were ready to have kids. Our sweet Ella was born on July 3, 2011. She is my little mini-me, spunky, independent, yet very loving. She is definitely an oldest child.
Our cuddly Anderson was born on August 11, 2013. He is such a mellow, sweet baby. I could just eat up his chunky little cheeks and thighs. He keeps me on my toes now that he’s mobile and loves to laugh.
We recently relocated from our beloved Colorado to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. We’re exploring and adjusting to our new home. Join me as I figure out how to get anywhere without Google Maps, find a house and train for my next marathon! Oh and transition from a full-time working mom to a full-time, occasionally work from home mom.
Thanks for stopping by!