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Welcome to Skinny Chick Blog!

My name is Jacqueline or just J for short, but never Jackie.  Winking smile

I live in Monterey, CA with my husband Mike and Jack Russell, Bam.


I love cycling, pizza, cupcakes, racing, wearing yoga pants every day, not doing my hair, photography, beach days, coffee, running and my family.  In that order, but backwards.

Running is my passion, I believe that race bling is the only acceptable form of wind chimes.

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Here you will read my ramblings about my love of torturing myself by training hard, coffee, daily adventures, and the extremes I go to stay outdoors as much as possible.  I am convinced that I’m solar powered.


I’m your middle of the pack runner, everyday chick who pours my heart into this little running passion of mine.  I also deal with injuries and other issues.  I’m not superwoman (yet!) and may never become a marathoner, but I can relate to other runners who strive to be their best, reach for PR’s while still living life, dealing with life issues and drinking an embarrassing amount of coffee.

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As of 2013 I am officially off the broken runner list after struggling with the injury punks off & on for about 2 years.  With the help of my PT ninja and a lot of dedication to strength training I am finally able to torture myself as I please.  Bring on the hurt, but only the good kind mmmkay.


I am a horrible cook and as Mike lovingly say’s I could burn water so I stick to easy, mostly healthy meals.  I use the word “healthy” loosely because I was diagnosed with IBS C  last fall and a big part of managing it is through a medium fiber diet.  But the words medium fiber and healthy is like an oxymoron, so I’m working on finding the right balance that works for me.  It’s so fun.

I hope you’re sensing my sarcasm.

My goals are to stay in half marathon shape, crush PR’s, stay injury free, and be thankful for the simple things while offering you free entertainment & encouragement along the way.

I write like I talk.  So if you’re confused, just think blonde.  I enjoy hanging out with you guys, virtually & in real life, so feel free to email me at skinnychickblog@gmail.com  Warning label: I am only socially awkward in person.

Check out this post about changes to SCB in 2014.

Blog rules:

I hate rules, I don’t even know why I’m making these up.  Oh yeah it’s for those people.

  • There’s no crying in running.  Crybabies will be banned and get the SCB beat down.  Whatever that is.
  • If something offends you on the blog, please bring it to our attention so we can all laugh at you.

If you’re not sick of SCB yet, you may check out Mike’s guest post here.

29 Responses to About

  1. Michael

    I’m so glad you found an outlet for creativity! I think you are going to have a lot of fun doing this. I can’t wait to see more. Love your Man, Mike.

  2. *Andrea*

    just found your blog and love it! you are gorgeous and seem very confident, which i admire.

  3. Aleen Rodebush

    I am impressed with this website , very I am a big fan .

  4. sav

    search of asics socks brought me to your sight. I have always trained with their brand and trying to do more research on best style for hard core training. thanks for your comments

  5. Brisbane Sales Training

    Greetings from Brisbane. Thanks for the useful info. I’m doing a project at college and your stuff was quite useful. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Shayla @ The Good Life

    Hi there!! Just found your blog and I live in San Mateo too!! Right off of 3rd and Norfolk – what a small world! Looking forward to following you here :)

    • Jacqueline

      Your right, it’s such a small world. We’re practically neighbors. Let me know if your up for running and/or cupcake adventures!

  7. char eats greens

    Make sure you DO try surfing!!! It’s such an awesome experience…and workout!!

  8. Enriqueta Dobosh

    I really hate tummy aches because i have very low pain tolerance. I usually take fiber supplements to prevent future stomach problems. `:*”‘

    My own, personal blog

  9. Leslie @ TriathleteTreats

    Great to meet you!!! I love running and cupcakes too!!!

    Vegas is overrated(that is where I lived my first 18 years on this earth)! It is definitely worth going to once but there are so many other places that are so much better than Vegas!
    You definitely have to do a tri…especially since you run and cycle!! So much fun!!
    Zip-lining is amazing!! Totally recommend it!!

  10. Courteney Osborne

    A friend recommended your blog to me and I must say I love it. This sounds strange but I instantly connected with a lot of what you say and how you say it. Keep on running, blogging, and enjoying life and I plan on following you daily!!!

  11. Sejin

    Hello! Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Are you doing the Mermaid Tri in Capitola this year?

  12. Sami

    I’m so happy I found your blog! It’s so cute and creative and we have a lot in common: crushing PR’s, irritable tummys, coffee lovers, and yoga pant enthusiast’s 😉 (seriously it’s my wardrobe every day). Anyways can’t wait to read more from you!

  13. Jodi

    Great blog! Refreshing to read someone on my level! Usually people post PR’s of 3:10 for a marathon and I’m like…moving on this girl can’t relate:)

  14. The Silent Assassin

    This comment is pretty late in the game. But glad I found you!

  15. leerunsdistances

    Nice story and blog!!

  16. Michelle @ 3cheaprunners


  17. Michelle @ 3cheaprunners

    one more test…

  18. it's effortlyss

    I love your blog! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://itseffortlyss.com/2014/06/27/exciting-news-2/

  19. willrunforpizza

    Dude. I LOVE your blog. I JUST found your blog. Because you found my IG photo last night. I love meeting other people who have the same gift of sarcasm as me. We could seriously take people OUT! Has anyone ever told you that you look like Gwyneth Paltrow?

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