About

Hi, I’m Jane! Welcome to Jane Runs Wild!

I am a 30-something mom from just outside Boston, MA and I love to run, travel, and be out in the wild! I am a RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) certified running coach and a member of the 50 states marathon club, slowly checking off those states! Follow my blog for a glimpse into all of those things. 

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The History:

After casually running track in High School and part of college, I built up the courage to jump to 26.2 miles. My sister and I signed up for our first marathon together at Disney World in Orlando, a great choice for a first marathon! I had no idea what to expect on race day, but once I crossed the finish line I knew that it would not be my last marathon. I couldn’t have anticipated the experience to influence the start of an adventurous, dedicated relationship with the sport that has resulted.

Since then, my runner’s high has carried me through 23 more marathons, many more half marathons, and an ultramarathon. I have found that, much like anyone else, my life has been filled with many highs and lows, but running has always been a constant positive influence. The feelings of accomplishment and inner strength that running have given me are empowering and persistent. I have been careful to never outrun the joy of running by mixing races and travel, training with friends, maintaining patience, and making sure that in the end I am having fun out there.

I would love to connect with you on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

You can also email me at janerunswild@gmail.com.

xoxo Jane

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37 Comments

  1. elsa789 says:

    Hi Jane, where was the bottom left photo taken?

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  2. janerunswild says:

    Hey there! It was taken in Canyonlands NP. Check out my Destination Utah Part 1 post for more info!

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  3. Tina Muir says:

    Oh my gosh, thank you so much for calling me inspiring :) You are so sweet! Let me know if I can do anything to help :)

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Tina, you’re a rock star on so many levels! Thank you and happy running this weekend!

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  4. Ohmigosh! I’m so excited for you! Paris!!! And I have to tell you, my hubby and I are doing Missoula too!! :D We might have to have a cheers at the finish line!!!!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      That is awesome!! I’ve heard great things about Missoula so had to sign up. I am sure I’ll see you given that it’s such a small race! Good luck with your training!

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      1. Thank you!! And you too!! :)

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  5. Deena says:

    Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog! I have my sights set on Paris for my first marathon… Can’t wait to see your review of it.

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  6. I’m running my first half marathon in march. I’m not sure what the hell I should do training wise. Any tips? I think I might actually prefer speed at shorter distances . ie 5k..but I’m signed up now!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      I have many tips on training, but recommend starting with Hal Higdon’s novice 1 half marathon program. Email me with any specific questions. Good luck!

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  7. Hi Jane, I am glad I found your blog. Now that my first marathon is done, I was wanting to do one overseas and was thinking of Paris. Hope you enjoy your run and all the other wonderful things Paris has to offer. Happy Running ! – Tania

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  8. Your blog is so fun! I love how you combine your passion for travel and running.

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  9. So nice to meet you! Great blog you have!

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  10. Satish says:

    Great blog. Its fantastic that you are running for the pure joy that it brings. Am sure Boston will also happen soon. Best wishes, keep running joyously.

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  11. bjscheirer says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a neat blog here. Good luck with your upcoming races, and enjoy our neighbors in the big sky state. I’m hoping for Fargo around the same time. Missoula is a little too far to travel for us at this point.

    All the best.

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Thank you so much! I am eyeing Fargo as well, but might be tough to fit it in with my other summer plans. I have heard great things about the marathon- flat, fast, and well-organized. Looking forward to hearing how it goes for you– good luck and have fun!

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      1. bjscheirer says:

        Flat, Fast and well-organized, indeed. One thing to prepare for is WIND! I missed it this year due to things on the home front, but we are eyeing it for next year and possibly an annual event. I do have a blog about my misadventure in 2014.

        See ya on the trails.

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  12. Josh dV says:

    Looks like lots of good experience to learn from here. I’m on the trails myself and though I have never officially run a marathon I’ve finished a few ultras that have of course included them.

    Looking forward to lots of idea exchange.

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  13. Dale E Funk says:

    Do the Rock and Roll Marathons. They’re a blast. Phoenix in January.

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  14. Loved Marine Corps!! I’ve run it 3 times. I’d like to do Wineglass as well. So many 26.2’s so little time!! Best of luck and keep doing you!

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  15. Matt Randles says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like cool stuff here!

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  16. Rashminotes says:

    Very interesting blog Jane and very nice too! Look forward to reading many of your posts. Thanks for stopping by mine:)

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  17. carriecannon says:

    I think it is wonderful that you combine races with traveling, like going to Paris! Amazing! I just started running, never really being much of an athlete before and so far I’ve only signed up for races near where I live, but I love the idea of seeing other places!

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  18. annette92 says:

    Thanks for the like, Jane! Great blog; looking forward to following your running journey! xoxo

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  19. Tgellenbeck1 says:

    Excited to have found your blog and excited that you’ll be running Boston in 2016! Congrats!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Thank you for stopping by! 😄

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  20. Daniel says:

    Nice blog. You have a lot of good content and I look forward to reading more of it. I just finished my first half marathon and in the back of my mind I am contemplating a full marathon, just seems like too crazy of a thing right now. Feel free to check out my blog, https://fat2fit81.wordpress.com, where I discuss similar items as you: running, fitness, health, my journey to live a healthier life.

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  21. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Qualified for Boston in 1982 when the woman’s qualifying time was 3:20…I ran 3:13 and won that small NH race. In those days, you got in with any qualifying time! It was an Epic Boston with withering heat…the pavement someone said was 110 degrees. Dickie Beardsley and Alberto Salazar ran neck and neck just about the whole race with Salazar winning by an inch! Amazing they could race like that in the heat! I wilted and ran 3:30, but finished with many others falling around me! People were giving out ice cubes to put under our hats. I have since thrown out many, many T-shirts, but that’s one I saved! I now am a walker after many injured years of running…but that is one race I am grateful to have run. xo

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  22. Thanks for the like. Coincidentally I’m about to run my first marathon at the end of the month!

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    1. janerunswild says:

      That’s exciting!! Which marathon are you running?

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      1. It’s in my home town of Edinburgh, Scotland so I’ve been able to run sections of the route in training which hopefully will help.

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        1. janerunswild says:

          That is great! Good luck!

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  23. Cool blog! Lots of running adventures here! Don’t hesitate to try Pyrenees trails if you have the chance, sure you’d love them ;)
    All the best,
    Xavi

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    1. janerunswild says:

      Thanks for reaching out! I would love to hike those mountains one day! Have fun out there and continue the adventure!

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  24. Anisha says:

    Jane…u have an amazing blog here..I m into fitness and am so glad i found you! keep running girl…:)

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