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A Philadelphia Love Story: Broad Street Run Race Recap

On Sunday, I ran my third Broad Street Run. I’ve waxed poetic about how much this race means to me. When I started my healthy living journey more than three years ago, this was always my goal race. It was the race I believed would validate all the hard work and effort I put in to get …

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Broad Street Run Round 3: Letting Go Of Goals & Finishing With A Smile

*If you’re coming to this blog for the very first time from Philly Mag, hello! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Jessica and I blog about getting gutsy- stepping outside your comfort zone to live a life that makes you truly happy. I hope you’ll stick around for awhile! Feel free to subscribe to my twice-monthly Get …

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The Year of Getting Gutsy: Top 10 Highlights of 2013

If 2012 was the year of conquering the impossible, 2013 was truly the year of getting gutsy. Of course, getting gutsy is kind of a theme around here, but in 2013, getting gutsy took on a new and deeper meaning in both my day-to-day life and here on the blog. After spending some time reflecting …

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Keep Calm And Run On: Attempting The Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak Challenge

I think I may have gone off the deep end. Starting on Thanksgiving, I am going to run at least one mile every single day until New Year’s Day. That’s 35 days straight of running. With no rest days. It’s all part of the Runner’s World Holiday Running Streak Challenge. Here are the details: Beginning on Thanksgiving, …

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Answer This: When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?

[A version of this post originally appeared in my FREE #GetGutsy e-newsletter. It resonated with my newsletter subscribers, so I wanted to make it public for all to read. Subscribe for twice-monthly emails filled with more inspiration, ideas and action items to get out of your comfort zone.] When I was on vacation in August, I spotted a sign that …

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Broad Street Run Race Recap: A 10-Mile Adventure Through The Heart of Philadelphia

Broad Street Run, round two: CONQUERED. Before I break down my 2013 race experience, I want to start by thanking and praising the city of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Department and the team behind the Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run for an incredibly safe and well-organized race. In light of what happened in Boston, not …

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Broad Street Run (Take Three!): 10 Tips For Runners

*UPDATED FOR 2015!* Three years ago, I published a blog post detailing my journey to the Broad Street Run, Philadelphia’s iconic race and the largest 10 mile road race in the country. I wrote: I’m doing the Broad Street Run for the girl who could barely make it through the mandatory mile run in high school. …

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