Jessica Skarzynski has Lost Over 100 Pounds as a Runner; She has Gained Much More!

Today I’m going a few easy miles with Jessica Skarzynski, who has lost a lot of weight and become a dedicated runner over the past 10+ years.

Jess Skarzynski Running in the Rain

Jess is a fan of the moderately long distance races such as the 10k, but she will be making her debut in the marathon later this year.

All the Star Wars Races

Jess is a Star Wars fan. And by fan I mean borderline junkie.

Earlier this year, Jess headed out to California to run in the Star Wars Rebel Challenge at Disneyland.

And between the time of our chat and the release of this episode, Jess came down to Florida to run in the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge here at Disney World.

Two race weekends, all the medals.

Jessica Skarzynski + The Medals

And for the record, I got a huge sweaty hug from Jess along the course for the half down here in FL as well!

It was awesome.

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Changing Her Life

A little over 10 years ago, Jess decided to make a positive change to her health by making an effort to lose some weight.

She’s not exactly sure how much she weighed at her heaviest, but Jess does remember seeing 275 on the scale at one point.

Jess Skarzynski Before

After changing her diet and becoming more physically active, the results speak for themselves.

Jess Skarzynski Now

In addition to improving her physical health, the weight loss and focus on improved health has made a difference in many other areas of her life as well.

New York, New York!

Start spreading the news!

Jess is at the point in her running career where she’s ready to tackle 26.2, and she’s making her debut on the biggest stage of all: New York City!


Living near the City, she’s really looking forward to running through New York and finishing in Central Park.

And after all of the miles she’s logged in her running journey to date, this race in NYC is going to be the cherry on top!

If you’d like to connect with Jess, you can check out her blog and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook.

Chatting with @jessrunshappy about her #running journey, weight loss, and more! Click To Tweet

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