Hi, I’m Jenelle, and I’m so glad you stopped by Mile Twenty Eight.  Welcome!


This is where I share my love for training, racing, eating, traveling, and everything in between.  I hope to inspire you and others to pursue an active lifestyle and fun adventures!  As the saying goes, “If you never did you should, these things are fun and fun is good.”-Dr. Suess

Why Mile Twenty Eight?

My co-adventurer and husband, Brendan, and I were married on August 28, 2011.  Since a lot of my running, training, and general life inspiration comes from him, I knew I wanted a blog name that fit both of us.  Mile Twenty Eight it became!


We have two adorable pups, September and Bailey.  September is a retired greyhound from Wheeling, West Virginia.  He takes his retirement seriously, but could beat either of us in a race any day.  Bailey is one of the smartest dogs I know and makes sure to always win people over with his cuteness.



Brendan, the pups, and I currently live in Upstate New York.  Complete with all four seasons, it’s a beautiful, yet challenging place to train.  We see all types of weather from hot and humid summers to frigid and snowy winters.  I would have to say, the changing color of the leaves in the fall and the warming temps of the spring make for the best training seasons of the year.


But, I should rewind a little… post college, I was fortunate to spend a few years living in Knoxville, Tennessee.  While only living there a little over three years, I formed some of the best friendships.  Knoxville was also where my love for running was reignited.  I say reignited because I ran cross-country and track in high school, but did not run competitively in college.  I missed running.  This led me to sign up and run my very first half marathon, the Knoxville Half Marathon.  After training and completing the half all on my own, I began looking for local running clubs to join.  This is when I met an incredible group of people through Fleet Feet Knoxville.  We trained, raced, and basically did everything together.  Eventually, the group convinced me to train for my first triathlon.  To this day, I’m thankful for the direction Fleet Feet gave me in both my running and triathlon training.


I love being in New York, where I am surrounded by family, friends, and great scenery.  But, nothing beats traveling to new places.  My husband and I honeymooned in San Diego, California and fell in love with the West coast.  If it were just a little closer, we would move in a second.  It’s a goal to get back there someday!  We also enjoy visiting Brendan’s hometown area of New England, especially Boston.  Trips to the Boston Marathon are a must for us every year!  A little closer to home, we also enjoy camping all over New York and Pennsylvania.


Racing Stats

3 Marathons, 5 Half Marathons, 3 Sprint Triathlons, countless shorter distance races and relays.  Check out more about my racing HERE

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