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Making Peace With My Body

When women get together, there are lots of things we talk about: Our careers, passions, families, interests, dating and relationships…the list goes on and on. There’s one thing that I can guarantee you comes up in almost all female conversations: Our bodies. Or more specifically, our body’s flaws.  “Ew, I feel so fat today.” “Don’t …

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The Get Gutsy Annual Review: Top 10 Highlights from 2014, Lessons Learned and How I Really Felt Throughout The Year

Before we say hello to 2015, it’s time for some much-needed year-end reflection. In July I completed my first-ever personal mid-year check-in and now with the arrival of the new year later this week, it’s time for a full-on Get Gutsy annual review. Every year, I detail my top highlights from the year (see 2012 here …

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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 Pursuit of Progress

Progress is a funny thing. Just when you think you aren’t making any…just when you feel like nothing has changed, not even a little bit, all of a sudden, something clicks. Progress. This process reminded me of Ashley’s beautiful post about being happy where we are. In it, she refers to the “gradually, then suddenly” …

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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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