Episode 96: Jenna Powers

Jenna Powers is an ultra runner. She ran her first 5K at the age of 29 fresh off a failed marriage and that’s where it all began. At the age of 37 she ran her first marathon and since than has ran several, along with several ultra marathons as well, including a 100 miler!

Jenna is a proud mid-packer. And she says “This is important because that means I am in the majority. A weekend warrior juggling a high-stress corporate job, and building a house, and tending to my marriage and other relationships, and running upwards of 50 miles on most weeks.” And she says “While it takes a special kind of person to qualify for Boston, or run a sub-3 hour marathon, anyone — absolutely anyone — can cross a finish line of any distance. And it’s the finish lines, not the clock, that will change your life for the better.”

Jenna, works for Amazon, where in 2016, in the middle of training for her first 100 miler, she took on a new role and went from managing a team of 12 people in the US, to managing a team of 130 people around the globe. She believes there is a reason her progression at work and running have coincided. Jenna was recently recognized by Women’s Running as one of 21 Women who are Changing the World through Running, committed to running 40 races in her 40th year, as well as provide 40 race entries to others. She is finishing off her last 15 entries by partnering with the amazing group over at Run the Edge. (More info in the episode on that!)

In this episode, I know Jenna will inspire you to most importantly GET TO THE START LINE. After all, that’s the first big step right?

Show Notes: 

Run The Edge

40 Bibs

Apply or nominate someone for a Run The Edge Scholarship

The Fact of a Body 

Girls on the Run

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