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 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