simply be jenny

I am a married mother of two who decided to finish what I started in 2008 – run a half-marathon. I wanted to start this blog to help me track my progress while I train, and to also give me an outlet to express my thoughts, discoveries, opinions, etc.  I finished that half-marathon, and then some, including my first full marathon in May 2013. I’m now on track to run my second full marathon in October 2014.

Let’s look at it as an online training journal. One that I am willing to share with you lovely people.

fox tail Jenny

Running is the main focus right now, but I will also be sharing other aspects of my life because I am more than just a runner.

I am a mother.

I am a wife.

I am a writer.

I am a baker at heart.

I am many things.


I live in a small BC village of 670 people (most of whom are retired) and try to live my life as simply as possible. This is not that difficult living in the country where the nearest city is almost 2 hours away; however, my credit card is saved at numerous online stores so my shopping habits haven’t been hit too hard :)

I used to question whether I was truly a Leo. Then I realized I write two blogs about my life. Yup. Definitely a Leo.

So please, feed my Leo ego and send me your thoughts, comments, suggestions, et al. I would love to hear from you.


Want to get in touch with me but don’t want to leave a comment? Email me instead:

Follow me on Twitter: simmondsfam

Find me on Facebook: simply be me

Find me on Instagram: simmondsfam

Snail mail: Box 411, Midway, BC, V0H 1M0


  1. This is so cool, I’m glad I found your blog! I live in North Van, I’d be so curious to know what small BC village this is that has only 620 people? I’m from the Cayman Islands and growing up my island had only 40,000 people and that was considered small ;) . Love your goal, half marathon – so impressive!

    • Hey Anna! I live in Midway, about 4-5 hours East of Vancouver, don’t blink because you might miss it :) I just realized I need to update this section because I accomplished my goal :) Thanks for stopping by.

  2. From: Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG

    Hello Jenny,
    Just a quick email to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter that will benefit you. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘ANYTIME’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…Over 41K folks at your access…) I am currently following you now and am awaiting your follow-back…

    All the very best to you & your family for the rest of 2013 & beyond Jenny. Look forward to hearing from you…

    (PS. Jenny, should you follow back, I’ll be mentioning you in my #FollowFriday #Shoutouts this Friday…)


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