hi, i’m carrie

I’m an endurance coach, athlete, and reader. My goal is to provide resources, coaching, and support so that you can make progress, develop discipline, and be consistent with pursuits both indoors and out that bring you a sense of accomplishment and joy.

Carrie Jesse sits on the ground in a green field with trees in the background

about the bookish athlete

the bookish athlete isn’t just a book blog. I created this website to help you go the distance in your training and your reading journey. With a blend of endurance sports and reading, you’ll improve self-awareness and “shelf”-awareness with your nose in a book and feet on the trails.

“Books are the mile markers of my life.”

Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone

a little more

about me

  • I like science and psychology and have an in M.S. Exercise Physiology and a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science.
  • Member of an amazing team – an ultrarunning husband and Corgi, Orion.
  • I live in the mountains of Colorado at a little over 9,000 ft.
  • If I were an animal, I’d be a sea turtle.
  • On the Enneagram, I’m a 9.
  • I drink hoppy beer – bitter is better.
  • My favorite time to eat avocado is all the time.
  • I love to rearrange furniture – it drives my husband nuts and makes the dog very nervous.
A man walks down a rocky trail in Utah with a Corgi on leash
A girl hikes in the snowy mountains wearing a backpack with a cute Corgi inside