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**These posts also offer some more insight about me:
Discovery of Clean Eating
Who Am I?
Words From Alumni

I also have my guest post that I did over at Jen’s blog and my guest post on Madison’s blog.


My name is Alaina and I currently reside in central Massachusetts with my husband David. I won’t bore you with the mundane details of my past (believe me, I could go on and on). Basically my blog is just a journal of the fun goings-on in my life.

I started blogging about my training for the Maine Marathon in 2010 (Blissful Running), then started The Jogging Concierge to branch out in to talking about my every day life. I was able to keep that up ’til about the spring of 2012. Since then, life got in the way: David returned home from Afghanistan and we started building our house.

Nowadays I’m doing what I can to get back in to running shape. That’s where my “30 Races in 2014″ comes in to play! I certainly don’t blog as often, but I still enjoy sharing my experiences and race recaps.


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1 Lisa November 23, 2010 at 11:22 am


I wanted to inform you of the 2011 Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference, scheduled for June 24-26 in Boulder, Colorado.


This conference will be a gathering of bloggers from throughout North America who specialize in the areas of fitness or health. I live in Boulder and can tell you it is a very active, healthy city and the perfect place for this conference.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to be included in conference updates. Find us on Twitter @fitnessbloggers

I hope you can join us!


2 Nicole February 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Hi there! I just came across your blog! I’m a marathon runner who lives just north of the city too (and works in downtown!).

I don’t know if we ever cross paths, but I am always happy to find other runners – and talk running of course.

Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments!


3 Alaina March 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm

We may have crossed paths! :-) I love to explore the city! Where do you work??


4 Ellie@fitforthesoul February 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Heyyy! I want to congratulate you for this PROGRESSION in a healthy journey 😀 Keep it up and keep rockin’! God bless ya <3


5 Alaina March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Thanks so much! :-)


6 Mrs. Cool Springs February 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Great story and very inspirational! I’m finally starting P90X next week. I have 4 friends who have done it and they all say it changed their lives.


7 Clare @ Fitting It All In March 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Your job sounds like a lot of fun! I too lost weight and took up running, and am now training for my first full marathon! Excited to read more from you!!


8 Alaina March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Good luck on your marathon!! Which one are you running??


9 Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 22, 2011 at 7:21 am

Hi Alaina, what a moving and inspiring story! It’s great how far you’ve gotten and how you share it! :)


10 Tara @ trulysimplebits April 15, 2011 at 12:06 am

Great work!! I have been doing p90x off and on. I was doing it full on before Christmas but I really missed running outdoors. Now I do the weight days of p90x but run or swim the cardio days. Are you still following it 100%? Its a great way to get strength training in, that’s for sure. (what I have been lacking).
I just stumbled on your blog so if I read more you may answer my questions for me :) Looking forward to reading more!


11 Alaina April 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I haven’t been doing it lately. I just moved and I think my DVDs got lost in the shuffle. I would like to find them again and start doing the strength workouts along with my running. They really worked great! Except that I can’t stand Tony. Haha. Glad you found my blog! Hope to “see” you around! :-)


12 Nicole @ Fresh & Fit April 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Hi Alaina,
I just found your blog! I am from the Boston area too! I love reading about all your fun events! Congrats on your weight loss success! Your job sounds very exciting! (I’m kinda jealous of all the celebs you have met!) I’m glad to have found your blog. I can’t wait to read more!


13 Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Hello Alaina, I am so glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours! Your weight loss journey shows how strong, powerful and dedicated you are and running and everything else you are doing continues to prove that! Your job sounds so cool too, please meet some celebs for me :)


14 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Hi Alaina! I just ran across your blog and had to comment. It looks like we have very similar philosophies. While my job doesn’t have the perks yours does (lucky!!!), I am a hard-core food-lover and I have to allow for that enjoyment. :)

Congrats on the “payoff.” That’s awesome! I’m a P90X fan myself, though I never followed the program exactly. Anyway, I’ll stop rambling and just say I’m looking forward to reading more. :)


15 Osnat Gropper May 18, 2011 at 4:43 am

Hi Alaina

A friend of mine came across your website and tweeted it to me. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and I too am a concierge, I work at the 5 star Mount Nelson Hotel (www.mountnelson.co.za) and I am so glad she came across your blog as I have started running now, training to do marathons at some point. I needed some inspiration to get through the beginning stages of the training and I think that is where your blog comes in. It is so hard to watch what we eat at all out concierge functions!

I look forward to continuing to read your blog.



16 Crista May 31, 2011 at 1:27 am

Hi! I just found your blog and I love it! I too fell for the P90X program and I saw huge benefits on my body. Congrats on your journey! I’m a beginner runner so I glean all the info and support I can from fellow bloggers :) I hope you don’t mind, I’m going to add you to my blogroll so I can keep up!


17 Baking 'n' Books June 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

What a great story and success! And that job – sweet. I’d love to visit Boston one day – if only to hear those accents 😉

Red Sox fan?


18 Nicole September 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm

You look absolutely amazing! I find it so inspiring to see people set a goal and work their butts off to try and achieve it because even though I have never had issues with being overweight, I understand how hard and trying they can be so bravo! I hope you’re enjoying your time in and around Boston which is not only home for me but hands down, one of my favorite cities on the planet! Keep up the amazing work!


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