Jessica Watkins

Club Member Since 3/29/2015

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Age: 34.4 years old

Marital Status: Engaged

What I do for work:
Environmental Educator and Science Teacher

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Colorado Springs, Colorado and Savannah, Georgia

I love the mountains and the diversity of recreational opportunities in and around the springs.

When I started running and what got me started:
I began running cross country in high school to train for soccer back in 2001.

What does running mean to me:
Relaxation and endurance.

Running accomplishments:
Denver Marathon - 2013
Las Vegas Half Marathon - 2012
Tybee Half Marathon - 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005
Myriad of personal training runs - 13+ miles

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Distraction from distance and being tired

Favorite running trail and why:
Section 16 and ridge trail in Red Rock Open Space

Best running experience:
Running Wilmington Island in Savannah

Neatest thing found on a run:
Vintage looking cat picture

Running pet peeves:
Talking on the phone; frog hopping

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I have explored 70+ horizontal and vertical caves throughout the east; rappelled New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia (876') and Hallucinogen Wall in Black Canyon of Gunnison NP (1500'+).

Other hobbies and interests:
Biking, climbing, hiking, cycling

Other stuff:
I hope to explore more trails and natural spaces in the Pikes Peak region and Colorado through running.

I love ice cream.

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