Let me introduce myself


I’m Jen and I live in Staten Island, NY with my husband and two great kids, P.J. (10) and Alyssa (6).


Before they fell asleep on NYE

I work full-time in NYC and then I come home and go on Mom duty.  On top of all that, I run and workout regularly.  My love affair with running is almost 20 years strong.  I have run countless races and four marathons.  I was supposed to run the NYC marathon in 2011 and 2012, but did not.  Instead, the week before the marathon, I lost my home and all of my family’s possessions in Hurricane Sandy.  

It was a tough year, but I have learned how lucky I truly am.  The storm didn’t break me, it made me stronger.  Strong enough to run the NYC Marathon on November 3rd, 2013.  It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.  It was so great that I ran NYC again in 2015.




On top of that, I love to connect with others who are also on a journey into fitness and wellness.about

People always say that they don’t know how I do it all.  I do what I can and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s not not easy, but it is absolutely worth it!  I am worth it and so are you!

This blog is full of sorted tales of my juggling act of life and my journey to find balance.  Additionally I sometimes even talk about my New Kids on the Block addiction.


Me and Joe McIntyre on Grand Turk aka NKOTB Selfie

If you are looking for the way to make it happen, follow along but hold on tight because it’s a bumpy ride.

If you want to chat further, email me at momsgottarun [at] gmail [dot] com.

For now, I gotta run!


xox, Jen