About this episode

Jess is a lot of different things. Formerly known as Jess Tonn, Jess is now married, a new aunt, and calls Phoenix, AZ, home. She has been running long distances her whole life, and recently found a lot of success and confidence as a marathoner. Jess works in marketing in the non-profit sector, and she loves to cook! Oh, and Jess also finished 4th at the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Team Trials.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Jess’ rollercoaster running career including going pro out of college, retiring, and then recently going pro again!
  • years of injury struggles and unfulfilled running
  • running longevity: tips from elite athletes
  • finishing 4th in the Olympic Trials and not making Team USA
  • learning to love the process over outcomes
  • running as play, removing pressure or expectations 

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