Pics from the race! Whooo Hoo!!

Thank you to everyone for your support! Here are the pics from the race taken by the photographer.

I look crazy but what can you expect?! LOL



In the Home Stretch!


March 28th is the big day and I’m super excited. I’ll be video blogging most of it so you guy will get to enjoy the ups and downs and ups again. These next few weeks I’ll be blog happy so sit back and enjoy! We’re coming down to the wire, and that means the training has to step it up. I’m getting a T-shirt made that says “JG* Runs The City” and I’m thinking about setting up an online store for Ladies Run The City.

I’ll keep y’all posted.



JG*’s back in the gym!

New Vlog for you guys!

Y’all know I was getting my cardio in the Church last week, so my actually gym participation was down a little bit. But I’m back, and I’m sharing! Like always, nevermind the hair. THIS IS HARD WORK! THIS IS A STRUGGLE! No time for cuteness! LOL Even though I did put a little lip gloss on. 🙂

Enjoy! Work hard!


My Trainer only means the best…

For  Valentine’s day my trainer thought it would be a good idea to give me functional gifts instead of things like chocolate and candy that would seriously derail my training. Before he met me at the gym he texted me: “I have some surprises for you!” At this point I have come to know that this cannot be anything that I’d actually enjoy.

But alas! It was (kinda). I have a strong aversion to water and my trainer knows this. I don’t like it. I especially don’t like tap water, or anything that didn’t come from a bottle. But we’re in a recession and buying 40 bottles of aquafina isn’t really in the budget. So, my trainer first presented me with the wonderful and fabulous:

Brita Water Filter!

Brita Water Filter!

Seriously. How cool is he?

The next surprise meant that he was serious. He got me a Workout Log which is similar to this but I write in which workouts I do myself and it came in a book. It’s very detailed and it allows me to remember what workouts I need to be doing, how many reps, etc. Additionally it also helps him keep tabs on me. The sneaky man…..

The last surprise was dreadful, but I’ve learned to appreciate it.

That's me and that's his 3rd surprise

That's me and that's his 3rd surprise

That’s right a jumprope. Oh the pain and the misery. But luckily this was just for the 5 min cardio warm up. It looks easy as I was reminded of my elementary school years in which we had to jumprope for a certain amount of time for our fitness tests, but trust me. It aint what you think. But I’ve come to love this, better than being on the treadmill anyday!

Hope you all enjoyed my surprises as much as I did. 🙂 Next stop is another run!


How I get up in the morning


The weekend is here! It’s the weekend of love and I know it’s in the air. If you’re single, it’s still in the air for you too. I encourage you all to check out this post on something very meaningful that you can do tomorrow.

Let me share with you how I get up in the morning.

I get up listening to this song. Everything about it says acheivement. You may not be a coldplay fan or what have you, but come on!! The following song is my ringtone because again, it just makes me want to live life!

Of course both songs are on my iPod for when I’m running. I can’t help but smile when I hear these songs. It makes me kick it up a notch when I’m really feeling like I just want to stop. It makes me push myself harder. It reminds me of what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and the impact it could have.

What gets you up in the morning? What inspires and motivates you? I just want to add that knowing that SOMEONE reads this blog inspires me. And I’m thankful for that. 🙂


New Runners! Get involved!

So I’ve gotten some interest from some ladies to join the blog and document their runs and training. If I can get SIX MORE LADIES (that would make 1o) then I’ll move the blog to a network site and we can watch it grow from there. So I’m just going to put it out there for now. Please email me if you would like to join in!I have a few media contacts, and if this thing grows like I think it should, we’ll be in big business!


JG* Runs Atlanta. Live from the Field

So  I know you guys have seen the videos of me before the workout, after the workout, in the gym but not working out (ahem), well here is one from off the route. It’s funny. My trainer did a 3 minute running/2 minute walking thing with me, and I shot this short film, during a walking period. I did much better last night in that I was much more consistent. I’m getting my breathing down better, but the burning calves thing is still a major problem. 

Enjoy my foolery!