jessica graham

ambassador Member Since: 2013

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hometown north bend, washington


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"You have to wonder at times what your'e doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."  - Steve Prefontaine

Why do you run?
So many reasons! I love the way running makes me feel mentally and physically, and really find that the run is what makes me feel most alive, strong and focused. Running track and cross-country in high school and college, I also found running to be a social activity. At all points in my life, my closest friends have been my running buddies and teammates. More recently, I have realized how much I run for my health, both now in the future.

What is your favorite place to run?
Schenley Park in Pittsburgh and with my dad on his usual 3.8 mile morning route in my hometown.

Running gear you can't live without?
Garmin, Oiselle Distance Shorts, and my foam roller.

What is your favorite local running store?
The Hole 'n Run in Wheeing, WV

When you're not running where would we find you?
Researching in my lab, hiking with my husband and dog, in the kitchen testing out a ridiculous Pinterest-inspired receipe, or having a phone date with an old friend,

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Donuts! And a nap. 

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
When Harry Met Sally and A Wrinkle in Time.


jessica's favorites

Race Distance Half Marathon
Workout Tempo run or fast finish long run
Pump Up Song

Love and Memories - OAR