Thursday Tunes

So, I’m pretty confident that Thursday Tunes will easily become one of my favorite regulars on the blog. Music nerd doesn’t even begin to sum it up. Without further adieu here are three music faves from this week.


Tonight prior to bath time, Maddie and I had our own mini dance party to Sara Bareilles’s new single Brave. Secret is out, I looooove Sara Bareilles. Her voice is one of my absolute favorites in pop music today. She’s a fantastic songwriter and completely owns the piano like a badass. She’s gorge, hilarious and swears like a sailor…my kind of gal. We love this song and the video is even more fun.


2. Ellie on BGT

I’m a huge Ellie fan.  Ever since I heard her on Skrillex’s track Summit, I was hooked. She is always doing these amazing covers that I just love, love that may be magnified slightly by the fact that she’s a pretty serious runner too. Exhibit A…


3. Modern Vampires

OK so this clip may be from a couple weeks ago but I had to share. Obsessed doesn’t even begin to describe my current relationship with this album. Easily my fave of the year so far. Kids go get your boat shoes and button downs.


Thursday Tunes- My fantastic Earth Day Half playlist

So initially the goal of starting and (ahem) maintaining this blog was really more to share my new found love for running and racing above all others. However, for those who know me it’s no secret that I am equally as passionate (if not even more so) about lots of other things including music.

I grew up in a very musical family. Thanks to my mom and dad music was always a common denominator in our daily lives. All of my childhood memories have specific soundtracks attached. I started playing piano when I was 5 years old and was formally trained beyond elementary school and into high school (with a brief hiatus due to adolescent rebellion shrouded in lots of black eyeliner, Nirvana t-shirts and Doc Martens). I sang a lot too… Show Choir, Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus, on and on.

It’s no secret that mommy hood introduces such a potent concentrated passion into your life that there are times when your passions must fall to the wayside…at least temporarily. One of the best things about being a mom is, as your children grow, learning and NURTURING their passions. Thankfully for me, I’ve got a little girl who is equally as geeked about music as I am.


Yea, more on that later.

And a super speedy little boy…


Bases covered.

So today I declare Thursday officially Tunes day on RunJessRun. To kick it off here is my fantabulous Earth Day Half playlist. Happy listening!!



#2 is officially penciled in…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted….about four weeks since I ran my very first half marathon.


Quite possibly still on a runner’s high from that dang race.

I unfortunately haven’t been doing that much running the past few weeks as a result of a busy end of the school year schedule, however I’m squeezing in my miles as much as I can to maintian somewhat of a base. The first week in July starts training session #2 of the year for something I am super stoked about…..

Sunday, October 20th 2013

And no crazy kids I will not be doing the full….yet. Half Marathon #2 coming at ya in October. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this race, the course (flat flat flat) and how flawless of an event it is, so I’m really excited to finally add this one to my race list.

Am I crazy to already be obsessing about my training plan, analyzing every detail and already entering it into my Google calendar??

Nah, I didn’t think so.


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