Hi, I’m Jane! Welcome to Jane Runs Wild!
I am a 30-something from 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. Also, check out my posts on the Run Farther and Faster blog for more running-related material!
I started running with my high school track team and continued with shorter distances into college. I built up the courage to try longer distances post-college and I signed up for my first half marathon on May 2010. My first 13.1 miler was full of highs and lows, but as soon as I crossed the finish line I wanted to tackle my next big goal: the full marathon.
In 2011, my sister and I agreed to run our first marathon together. We trained by following Hal Higdon’s Marathon: Novice 1 . On race day, I had no idea what to expect, but once I crossed the finish line I knew that this would not be my last marathon. Since then I’ve run many marathons, and each one was its own unique experience! One of my big goals was to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I have twice met the official qualifying time, but both times ended up missing the final cut because of the number of registrants!
But then in early January 2016, I got notice from Clif Bar that I was selected to run Boston Marathon in April with them! Check out the recap here! Life is certainly unpredictable, and I know that this is cliché, but I do think that everything happens for a reason. I didn’t win the race, but was so incredibly honored and happy to have run this hometown marathon, reaching one of my life’s goals at last!
Not making the cut initially to run Boston sparked my interest in finally working on this blog, which I have loved! It also pushed me to establish other goals, including attempting to run marathons in all 50 states, as well as focus on other interests such as exploring the great outdoors (and attempting to climb the 48 peaks in NH that are higher than 4,000 feet), and travel.
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