Let’s give a big TROT welcome to new ambassador Jenn Kirpatrick! Jenn is a CERTIFIED BADASS as she completed her first IRONMAN 70.3, qualified for Boston, and crushed her first 50k, 50 mile, and 100 mile race in 2017. Jenn runs with the Renegade Endurance Club, and she will be pacing at Running the Rose this weekend.
10 Questions with Jenn:
What’s the most useless talent you have?
I am an obsessive packer, as far as ultras go. Now, I feel this is a very useful talent, but my teammates are merciless in making fun of me for all the stuff I bring.
What is the dumbest way you have been injured?
Non-running: I tried to do a flip on rings on a swing set once, and ended up knocking off a piece of bone from the ball of my foot. It’s still floating around in there, I’ve been told.
Whats the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
I’ve been reading the book, No Meat Athlete and that is giving me a lot to think about.
What is the most distant place you’ve visited?
Favorite running shoes Road: Adidas Adizero Adios; Trail: Salomon Sense Ride
Favorite time of day to run Middle of the night. There’s something magical about it.
Favorite song on your playlist Thunderstruck by AC/DC
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My 100 mile finish at Brazos Bend, for sure. But it was the whole package – the race was just the victory lap. The real transformation happened during training. Pure awesomeness!!
Favorite ice cream flavor
Isn’t the real question “What is your favorite Blizzard?” In that case, M&M.
What trait do you like most about yourself? My ability to stay calm and think in stressful situations. It’s extremely helpful when you are managing unexpected hurdles during a race, but even more so when, let’s say, someone steals your wallet & car keys at a volleyball tournament and you’re 200 miles away from home.