About

Jess Mullen MS, RD
RRCA Certified Running Coach

I’ll admit it. Like most people, I used to eat a lot of junk. At 20, I remember going for a 30-minute bike ride and promptly getting sick. It was a wake-up call–the first time I really thought about the importance of what I chose to put in my body.

After studying accounting and working as a corporate auditor, I had a realization: I wanted to do something that would help real people. I went back to school and got a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science from Bastyr University, which combined a focus on whole foods with solid research.

Since then, I’ve broadened my knowledge even further. As an inpatient dietitian at Stevens Hospital, I gained considerable experience with major medical issues, like diabetes and diverticulitis. Now, in private practice nutrition and as a fitness trainer and running coach, I work with people who have a wide range of abilities, needs and goals.

As a long-distance runner, I have had years of experience experimenting with what works and what doesn’t. I have learned how to maximize my ability to burn fat and minimize stomach distress during long events. This has enhanced my my ability as a professional to support my clients improve body composition, health, energy levels and performance.

I’ve tried lots of diet approaches myself, so I understand what it’s like. I continue to read as much as possible and keep an open mind. Overall, my philosophy is to build from the positive.

What I really love most is helping active people figure out what works for them, and what they can sustain.

I truly believe you can feel better, look better and perform better, even as you age.

 

Some of Jess’s Running Accomplishments:

1st woman, 8th overall, 2017 Stagecoach 100 Mile Endurance Run

3rd woman, 15th overall, 2017 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

22nd woman, 108th overall, 2017 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run

1st woman, 8th overall – 2017 Badger Mountain Challenge 100

1st woman, 4th overall – 2016 Uwharrie 100 Mile Endurance Run

5th woman, 20th overall – 2016 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

2nd woman, 7th overall – 2016 Badger Mountain Challenge 100

1st woman, 8th overall – 2016 Coldwater Rumble 100 Mile Endurance Run

1st woman, 3rd overall – 2015 San Francisco 100 Mile Endurance Run

1st woman, 11th overall – 2014 Rio del Lago 100 Mile Endurance Run

5th woman, 32nd overall – 2014 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

7th woman, 40th overall – 2013 Pinhoti 100 Mile Endurance Run

2nd woman, 11th overall – 2013 Plain 100 Mile Endurance Run

6th woman, 33 overall – 2013 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

7th woman, 49th overall – 2013 Massanutten 100 Mile Endurance Run

10th woman, 56th overall – 2013 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Endurance Run

5th woman, 34th overall – 2011 Javelina Jundred 100 Mile Endurance Run

3rd woman, 33rd overall – 2011 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

7th woman, 36th overall – 2011 Badwater 135 Ultramarathon

3rd woman, 16th overall – 2011 Keys 100 Mile Endurance Run

1st woman, 11th overall – 2010 Mother Road 100 Mile Endurance Run

5th woman, 34th overall – 2010 Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run

7th woman, 26th overall – 2010 San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run

1st woman, 2nd overall – 2010 Pacific Rim One Day Run

8th woman, 56th overall – 2010 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Endurance Run

4th woman, 28th overall – 2009 Hundred in the Hood 100 Mile Endurance Run

7th woman, 39th overall – 2009 San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run

2nd woman, 9th overall – 2009 McNaughton 100 Mile Endurance Run

3rd woman, 23rd overall – 2008 San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run

Podcasts

Closing Hard, Hundreds, Daily Diet, and More Podcast

Videos