Pacer Jessica

Where are you from?

Northfield, IL

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Registered Nurse

Favorite marathon

Chicago Marathon


Reading, cooking, swimming, biking, anything outdoors

Favorite Running Food

Honey Stingers

What are you reading now?

“All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Who do you train with?

Often alone, but I enjoy running with friends

Personal goals

To train for and finish a triathlon



A quotation you like…

“It is our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities” ~Dumbledore


Why do you run?


I run to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.  Running is my stress reliever.  I also really enjoy eating.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Finishing the Bayshore Marathon with my oldest daughter by my side.

Why do you pace?


To help others achieve their goals.  I love bringing out the best in people.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My first one.  I finished within seconds of my goal pace time.  It was a very rewarding experience.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Why not?  I love to talk and laugh.  Please join me with your funniest stories and jokes.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


  Trust your training.  Run the mile you are in.  Relax and enjoy the ride.

Anything else you’d like to share?

 Run with your heart and believe in yourself.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Volunteering at as many races as I can.



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