Running, Travel, & Notebooks

Writer on the Run: All About Jenna

I’m a twenty-something-year-old writer and runner from Buffalo, N.Y. who drinks her weight in coffee and asks way too many questions. Writing and travel have been part of my DNA since diapers (… or shortly thereafter); running has not.

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I prefer photos of me stuffing my face to any race photo.

For me, storytelling has always brought people together and revealed the common threads that make us human. And that’s my goal: to tell stories that capture moments. My articles and essays have appeared in In Good Health–Buffalo, The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, Syracuse Woman Magazine, The OswegonianBlink Ink, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy and Confident. Two of my clips were also honored with a Syracuse Press Club Award and New York Press Association Award.

When I’m not glued to my keyboard or a pen, I’m lobbying for the window seat on a flight going anywhere, lacing up my running shoes and hitting the road, or sipping a cup of coffee while planning my next adventure. To date, I’ve been to Spain, England, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, France, the Dominican Republic, Canada, the Caribbean, and all over the U.S.

As for the whole running gig? Well, I’m a reluctant athlete who fell in love with the miles. It’s not so much about the finish line as it is the community and the times when I feel unstoppable. I’ve run eight half marathons and crawled most of the way. Now, I hope to tackle the Chicago full in October.

Despite my lofty dreams, I’m just winging my way through the chaos and figuring it out as I go along — but, really, aren’t we all?

 

 

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Comments on: "Writer on the Run: All About Jenna" (1)

  1. I really have enjoyed your posting so much. You’re doing a great job Jen , both writing, and chasing your dreams:) love, Aunt Mare

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