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A Much Needed Change: Saying Goodbye to FCITC

Posted by Jess on 2013 August 12

Change is one of the things I love most about life.

In 2009, I was sitting at a desk job (working in corporate wellness) miserable and unsure of what to do after realizing the job I coveted since grad school wasn’t the right job for me. What I did know was that I’m not a desk job kinda gal.

A colleague who I had cried many tears to during my short stent of wearing banana republic suits to work suggested I start a fitness blog.

A short time later, I left my “dream job” and launched Fit Chick in the City. The goal was simple, to share my professional knowledge and personal fitness experiences with more than just my personal training clients and class students.

When brainstorming a name and brand for myself, I knew that “in the City” was a limited name but for reasons unknown to me in 2009. Blogging changed everything for me. It opened doors to new adventures, new friendships and to a bigger world. The opportunities were thrilling and I couldn’t believe that starting a blog could make a few of my childhood dreams come true.

After the first few years, the newness wore off and I started to crave something different, but I wasn’t quite ready to give this and all it’s given me up. I had an identity I had worked hard for and wasn’t willing to give up.

A year ago I knew FCITC no longer fit me or my business goals but I just couldn’t let go. Well, a year or so later I’m ready to let go – finally!

Fit Chick in the City is saying goodbye as I officially re-brand and and make my new dreams come true.

You can now find me in the following places:

Twitter: @RacePaceJess

Facebook: facebook/RacePaceWellness

Instagram: RacePaceJess

Pinterest: RacePaceJess

All the content here is in the process of being transferred over to a new blog. The new site will focus more on helping you become a better runner and I’ll also continue to share my running diaries as well as feature stories about other Race Pace Runners.

I hope you will enjoy the new content and will follow me on this new(ish) adventure! Thank you for all of your support.

How to Do it All While Training for a Marathon

Posted by Jess on 2013 August 7

I’m super excited to share that JackRabbit Sports has invited me to give two marathon training information sessions at the Union Square store during the month of August.

The first session is August 13th at 6:30pm and I hope you’ll come! Information below:

Where: JackRabbit Sports Union Square 42 West 14th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)

What: Marathon Training 101

Figuring out how to strength train, foam roll, stretch, eat well, and get enough sleep while still trying to have a social life can feel overwhelming. In this session I’ll go over how to balance it all without burning out.

When: Tuesday, August 13 6:30pm

The talk coincides with JackRabbit’s Tuesday night social run which begins at 7:00pm, so come dressed to run! (usually 3-4 miles at a casual pace)

Bonus: Win a one-on-one coached session with me! All attendees will be entered to win.

See ya there!

Runner’s World Contest: Enter for A Chance to Be Featured in Runner’s World

Posted by Jess on 2013 August 5

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend full of running! I’m definitely getting back to my run happy place (though not quite there yet). I even sketched out an actual training plan over the weekend, so I guess that means I’m really running a marathon in October. Even typing those words makes me tremble with fear! 

More on that a bit later this month. For now check out this great contest:

RW/Brooks Contest

Runner’s World has partnered with Brooks Running to create a “What’s your Run Happy” contest. If  you win you could be in Runner’s World!

Here are the details:

- Enter to Win: Share your Run Happy Moment via instagram, twitter, and/or vine, then upload your photo to between August 1 – August 29.

- The Prize: Three lucky runners will have the chance to see their Run Happy photo transformed through the eyes of the Runner’s World illustrator, which will be featured in the January, February, and March is­sue of Runner’s World. Other prizes include the chance to win a GoPro Hero 3White Edition Camera, awarded to the best three Run Happy video submissions, and a pair of Brooks running shoes, awarded to three lucky people that share their favorite Run Happy photos or vid.

Submit your Run Happy photo here!

This post is sponsored by Runner’s World.

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