Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The SkinnyChick Behind the Blog

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

As most of you know - us 3CheapRunners are new to the "blogging world" (we started just 2 months ago today!!!). Up to that point I had really only read this girl's blog (since I saw her featured on Women's Running Magazine's online "bloggers")...well, one day in April while I was reading this post - there was a link to Jacquelin (aka SkinnyChickBlog)...I immediately knew we were destined to be friends, I mean come on:

- Her husband's name is Mike - my husband's name is Mike

- She loves cupcakes - I am obsessed with Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

- She likes running - I run too :)

- She prefers sarcasm to taking life too seriously...me too

- She luv's lululemon - I practically own shares in lulu ;)

....really the list just goes on and on.

I've really enjoyed getting to know her through her blog, as well as through email and Instagram, and I was BEYOND excited when she agreed to be a guest interviewee!!!

So let's dive right in...Here's my interview with the cool kid - SkinnyChickBlog

How long have you been running?

Since September of 2009. Not that I'm counting or anything.

What (or who) inspired you to start running?

I started reading healthy living blogs and was shocked when I read race recaps. I literally thought to myself "adults run races!?" Yeah, it's a good thing I never claimed to be smart. Then I got to thinking, hey why not give it a shot. I was always athletic in school, but after I graduated I never really found my niche, until then.

What are you favourite shoes to run in?

I am in love with my Mizuno Wave Rider 16's. I kind of want to marry them, but I don't think Mike would agree.

What race is on your bucket list?

Anything Disney! I mean what's not to love? Running in the happiest place on earth, sign me up!

***side note - I am still trying to convince her to meet us 3CheapRunners at a Disney race to run together***

What’s your biggest running/cycling accomplishment?

2 years ago I completed the California Classic 2 day event. I did the metric ride on a Saturday and ran a half marathon on Sunday. It was incredibly challenging and so much fun. I'm actually doing it again next weekend, except I'll be doing the 35 mile ride & run the half marathon. I got injured a few weeks after this race and struggled with multiple injury punks since then, so crossing the finish line this time should be schweet.

This race was on May 18th and 19th, and you can read her race recaps here and here

Where is your favourite place to run?

I love running outside. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area about a mile from the Google Headquarters so I tend to run around there. The Bay Trail which is about 30 miles-ish and goes all the way to SFO is also close by so I'll run along the bay too. The weather here is incredible for running year round so it almost makes up for the cost of living here. Almost.

Why write a blog about it?

Because my husband does not like running which means he is not cool and doesn't want to talk about running, hydrating, racing, PR's and injuries like I do. I don't even know who he is anymore. ;)

And now some just for random…

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Anything Britney Spears & Rihanna basically because I use the Britney Spears station on Pandora. I also love country music too.

What is you favourite snack?

Fresh fruit, cheese and chips. Does coffee count? If so, then add that too..

If you follow SCB on IG then this is almost a daily photo you'll see ;)

Are you ticklish?

Yes, very. Ughh

How many pairs of running shoes do you currently own?

Um, 5 but I only wear 1 and keep track of the mileage on them.

Do you like drinking from the cup or a straw?

Cup for hot coffee and straw for cold drinks.


A huge thanks - to someone I now consider a friend :)

Make sure you check her out daily on her blog - so that way you can enjoy all her blonde tendencies everyday - just like I do :)

And before we finish up with SCB...we have partnered up to host a #plankaday Challenge for the month of June...who's joining us?!? (Make sure to leave your IG name in the comments below - so we can follow your plank progress!!!


And the best present (almost ever)...



  1. Love reading about other runners. So motivating. Hey, sign me up for plank a day! I started a few days ago too!!!

  2. You rock SCB! Love reading your blog!

  3. Thanks for the love!! Y'all are way too sweet.

  4. Thanks for joining in girl!!! #plankon

  5. You are more then welcome. Thank-you for allowing us to get to know you!