catching up with jill

Imagine waking up one day and finally paying attention to that voice in your head that’s been telling you “this isn’t right”. After a stressful eleven years in the finance industry, Lincoln Square store educator, Jill, called it quits on her 9-5 to pursue a healthier and happier life. Watch her video and read on to learn a little more about this inspiring gal.

I highly recommend Hal Higdon's book for first time marathoners as I used it last year for my first marathon. The book has a wide variety of training schedules for all different levels.

I absolutely love the Nike+ app on my iPhone because I can share my runs through Twitter and Facebook!

Hands down the most comfortable bra to run in. Fits perfectly, chafe-resistent and moisture wicking!

They were giving these babies out at the SeaWheeze and I fell in love with them. Plant-based, delicious, easy to digest for optimal energy and HEALTHY.

I never leave for a run during the day without my sunglasses. I love being incognito to get into my zen mode.

I never know where I am going to end up in the city... so I always carry my Metrocard just in case I get carried away and end up in Brooklyn!

I love how these stay in place and are moisture wicking. It basically doesn't feel like I am wearing anything at all!

This balm is all natural and vegan too!

Absolutely a must when running long distances so you don't get all chafed and sore.

Ah-mazing. I have a lot of hair and this headband keeps my hair and sweat off my face.

I love this medal as a reminder of crossing that finish line in the beautiful city of Vancouver. I was so proud to run that race as a part of the lululemon family.

Q&A with Jill

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“so I always carry my Metrocard just in case I get carried away and end up in Brooklyn”

Brooklyn is an awesome place to run, the views of manhattan are phenomenal(! And its easy to run back across one of the bridges :)

Comment by Wendy — October 10, 2012 @ 6:53 am

What amazing changes! I love “listen to your intuition and take action.” Jill’s story is so inspiring. I’ve been trying to make changes as well, and I’ve been using, which is a goal-setting workshop and achievement platform. I get texts and emails with motivating messages and images. It’s pretty awesome, so I thought people like Jill might want to check it out!!

Comment by Allison — October 10, 2012 @ 9:50 am

Im glad to hear that you had the strength and courage to give up your job. Most people just suffer through it and think that this is how life is, when in fact it is not.
Keep up all the hard work and kick ass in the NY marathon!!

Comment by Erika — October 10, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

Thanks everyone!!!

Comment by Jill Shapiro — October 10, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

Your running stuff is COOL! I should start to exercise…Maybe tomorrow. I’ve been saying that for 5 years! ;)

Comment by Nicholas — October 10, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

This is a great video! I was lucky enough to meet Jill at the Lululemon store in Manhattan a few weeks ago and am very excited to learn more about Jill’s story. A friend of mine told me recently to ‘get quiet’ ie meditate to help me compose music. He said if you stop long enough to quiet your mind, the music will come.

Good luck in the Marathon, Jill! I’m with you on this one!

Comment by dominique — October 10, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

I really love hearing stories like Jill’s. It is so inspiring. There are a couple of things she mentions on the video that I was hoping you could provide more info about. Specifically, her green juice and her Holistic Health coaching. Is there any way you could provide her green juice recipe? Also, where did she go to receive her Holistic Health Coaching? Thank you so much!

Comment by Aime — October 11, 2012 @ 7:00 am

This kind of made me want to cry. Good for you, Jill! Plus, we run EXACTLY THE SAME! I had to watch this twice to listen to her talking after getting totally distracted by our identical gait the first time around.

Comment by Kate — October 11, 2012 @ 10:37 am

Hi everyone!
Thank you so much for the amazing comments! Feel free to reach me through my website (my green juice recipe is there as well)
would love to connect!

Comment by Jill Shapiro — October 11, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

Hi Jill,

I am actually a student in NYC (Lincoln Center), and I feel I’m constantly trying to find more balance between school and the pace of the city. It was so nice to watch your video and see someone who has found clarity amidst this busy city! Thanks for the positive energy!

Comment by Caroline — October 23, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

Dear Jill!

This is AMAZING! I love the transformation you’ve experienced and how you are now sharing your lessons and wisdom with others. You’re an inspiration!

Much love,

Comment by Tisha — October 24, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

Thanks everyone!

Tisha, I love you!

Caroline, come visit me at Lincoln Square would love to meet you!


Comment by Jill Shapiro — October 26, 2012 @ 9:29 am

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