Poore – Jenny

My legs were boycotting and there really wasn’t anything I could do about it. – Jennifer Poore (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 in 2014, F 18 - 34, Illinois, Poore - Jenny

My legs were boycotting and there really wasn’t anything I could do about it. – Jennifer Poore (April 21, 2014)

No one likes to write a race report about a race that didn’t go well. I questioned putting these thoughts out there, but I know eventually I’ll be glad I did. It will be good to look back on it in the future–hopefully when a race goes “right.” The first few days after the marathon, I didn’t really feel like reliving each mile of 26.2. And then I thought, “Well, this year should be much easier to write than last year.” (Biggest understatement ever. It’s clear this recap was easier to write for different reasons.) Like many, I found 4.15.2014 to be an emotional day. To be...

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Remembering Happy Moments That Cannot Be Taken Away – Jenny Poore (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in 2013, F 18 - 34, Illinois, Poore - Jenny

Remembering Happy Moments That Cannot Be Taken Away – Jenny Poore (April 15, 2013)

Like many others, I sat down to write my race recap a couple of times in the immediate days after the race. It’s hard to write about something that forced you to feel so many conflicting emotions. I went to write one sentence and then slowly deleted it, thinking “Is that what I really want to say?” or “Is that what I am really feeling?” Trying to resolve the emotions between celebrating a great race and coping with what happened at 2:50pm in the afternoon has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. There’s a moment I keep replaying in my head. I’m sitting...

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