When you have your photo taken, do you immediately freeze up or become Betty Spaghetti and not know what to do with your hands? This happens to me every single time. You would think someone who works with models on a daily basis would know what to do with their hands and body but as soon as I get in front of the camera I never know what to do.


Yesterday I received new glasses! My vision is awful, and gets worse every year- I’m convinced working in front of a computer all day everyday doesn’t help. So holla for -7.25 vision! Picking out new frames was really hard- I like my glasses to be on the bigger side (Brock jokes that the older I get the bigger my glasses will get) with a thick frame. I opted for these Tom Ford frames, and I LOVE them. They have just the slightest cat eye shape and the attention to detail and overall quality of the frames is pretty spectacular. This summer I really need to get the ball rolling on contact lenses, because I don’t know if any of y’all have gone running 3+ miles running with glasses, but it sucks.

My new ½ marathon training schedule has me running 3 days in a row, which I’m not used to, so I’ve been mega sore the past few days. After running 3 miles I can’t comprehend how at some point I’ll running 10 more…so keep me in your thoughts.


The past week has been a blur. My days have been moving by really slowly, so I’m trying to come up with projects of my own to take on. I just don’t feel very challenged with much at the moment, and I love learning new things and being busy…so I’m trying to change that. Brock and I are planning to visit the beach this summer- we’ve NEVER been! Can you believe that? I love all the trips we’ve taken together, but we’ve never taken a relaxing trip just for us. We are looking at Destin and lately I’ve been doing tons of air bnb research for a place to stay. I’ve never used air bnb before, if you have, please let me know about your experience! And if you’ve been to Destin give me any tips you might have. We are shooting for a July trip, August would be ok as well. I’m already daydreaming of long days on the beach with a book and cold drink in my hand.

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19 thoughts on “RUN JESS, RUN

  1. I know exactly what you mean about being in front of the camera. I’m super awkward whenever I have all the attention on me so its no different when it comes to photos. I haven’t used airbnb but I’m looking into it for a trip soon too. Let me know how it goes for you! Especially your first trip to the beach!!!

    p.s. I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check it out here –


  2. haha i used to be like that with photos! blogging definitely helps- i kinda know what to do with my body now. but i only have like…four different positions haha. And lovin this outfit- it’s so casual but adorable. You hit the perfect balance.

    xo marlen
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  3. That cardigan is adorable. And haha, yeah I don’t know what to do with my hands either. When I wear a hat I literally just hold on to my hat because what else what I do with my hands haha

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