reasonable but over my own two feet. I crashed into the ground at full speed and was embarrassed and in pain. The fall caused my legs and butt to cramp up. The medical tent was close enough to hear me screaming in pain and came to my rescue. Nothing like a total stranger massaging your goods while other racers watch. But they did a good job and got me up and running again and I finished. I was in a lot of pain during the race but I finished.
|2008 Akron Marathon|
Jodi: What is your favorite post race snack?
Jessica: Chocolate Milk! I love chocolate milk in general but after a long run or marathon it is a must have.
Jodi: Who do you admire most and why?
Jessica: Running Moms. I seriously do not know how they do it, must be some kind of superpower to be able to run and raise kids. I have no kids or even pets and sometimes I have a hard time finding time to run.
Jodi: Do you have a favorite quote?
Jessica: “Dig Deep” I saw it on a sign while running the Chicago Marathon and it’s been my favorite quote ever since. When running these long distance races you really do have to “Dig Deep” to finish.
Jodi: Finish this statement, when I run I feel___________.
Jessica: Happy, whether I have a good run or a bad run I always feel happy after my run. I could have the worst day in the world and a run will put me right back on track.
Jodi: What is your current goal?
Jessica: I would really like to PR this year in any race at any distance. I have come close a couple times but have not had a PR in almost 2 years. I have changed up some of my training and am working hard to reach this goal. I also want to qualify for Boston again. Once was just not enough. Perhaps the Vegas Marathon in December will be my chance!
Jodi: Feel free to add anything else you feel will help people lace up their shoes and get out there.
Jessica: Anyone can run, it’s as simple as getting out there and putting one step in front of the other.
Of course no Thumbs Up Thursday is complete without running pictures!!
|2011 Buffalo Marathon|
|2010 Stomp The Grapes 1/2 Marathon|
|2009 River Run 1/2 Marathon|
|2008 St. Malachi 5 Miler|
|2011 Hyland Software 5K|
|Mile 25 of the 2011 Cleveland Marathon|