When not studying for her board exams as a Radiation Oncology resident at UTHSCSA, Jennifer is traveling all over the globe to run in some of the most awesome places.  After seeing her in action in Bryce Canyon, we know that Jennifer is the REAL DEAL when it comes to inner strength and overall bad-assery! Her next adventure takes her to Oman with her fiancé, Tyler, as he races 137 km across the Middle East.  Get to know Jennifer Lee and watch her as she takes on the world!

10 Questions with Jennifer:

What’s the most useless talent you have?

I am a dizzy bat race champion.  I am also excellent with a t-shirt launcher. (I worked for the Yankees in college)

What is the dumbest way you have been injured?

In attempts to escape the safety of the womb, I decided to try to come out a space I was way too big for (10lbs 8 oz) and broke my clavicle.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

MU = D · 100% / [D 0 · PDD(d,ra, SSD) · Se(ra, SSD0) · ((SSDeff(r) + d0)/(SSDeff(r) + d0 + g))^2]   (Sorry it’s the week before my board exams)

What is the most distant place you’ve visited?

In which direction? From where? Geographically or theorectically? Be more specific. Geographically from Texas, it’s probably Fiji to the island were they filmed Castaway. There was also a coup while I was there and we had no communication with the outside world. Although theoretically more distant and isolating was camping in the Kalahari Desert, but I did make friends with a hyena when I went to use the bathroom during the night.

Favorite running shoes

I PR’d the Berlin Marathon in Skechers. So I like those. I escaped a wildfire running Bryce Canyon Ultra with Bhakti and Carmen in New Balances. I also saved everyone’s belongings from the burning Air BNB all while they were still running, so those are pretty useful, too.

Favorite time of day to run

I’ve got a pretty awesome 5am Crossfit and yoga crew at The Union San Antonio, so I usually run after work. Gives me more flexibility to go longer especially if it’s been a stressful day at work.

Favorite song on your playlist

My fiancé used to be in a screaming metal band in college – anything but that. Love you Tyler ;)

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Helping write the national guidelines for cancer care in Botswana.

Favorite ice cream flavor

Is this a preference for future ice cream challenge TROT race? I’m lactose intolerant so I request rainbow cookies or carrot cake. Oh, or s’mores.

What trait do you like most about yourself?

My adaptability and ability to take things in stride. I often take trips without booking anything other than my flight. I never look at course maps before races.  I purposefully do things that scare me (part of the reason I don’t do more research).  I never let anything set limits on what I can do even if science and every expert opinion in the world is against me.