It is an honor to represent Revolution Running on the 2021 team. I have been running their races for years and they always do an amazing job. My name is Jennifer Hawkins, I’m 39 years old. I have 5 wonderful children ages 5 to 19 and the most supportive husband on the planet, who I have been married to for 20 years. I am currently in my last semester of college and will graduate in May with my bachelor’s in nursing.
I started running about 10 years ago with a couch to 5k app. I had suffered from terrible anxiety and panic attacks for years and decided to try and fight it off with exercise. I made some other lifestyle changes as well… I stopped smoking, cleaned up my diet and cut out caffeine. It was like a miracle drug. Running cured my anxiety.
I love ultra running and prefer trails. I have participated in many 50ks, 50 mile and 100 mile races. I do all my running in Vibram Five Fingers, which usually intrigues people.
I am a member of IRun4 and have been running for my buddy Erica for 7 years. She has mastocytosis and can not run herself. She is a huge reason I have kept running all these years.
Another way I have kept myself motivated, was deciding to run one race a month. This meant I would always be training for something… that was in 2013. 9 years later I still participate in a race each month! I haven’t missed a month yet. I am beyond excited to have Revolution Running help me fill my 2021 race spots.