Jen Bergstrom didn’t start her running journey until her 30s – post children. She attempted a few times throughout her life, but it never gained attraction. She never planned to even run a marathon, and now she has seven under her belt, including three BQs, but this year would have been her first Boston Marathon.
She’s had to work through multiple injuries and figure out how to get her training in with a busy family and work schedule. Sometimes we push our goals to the side because we think we can’t have both a good family structure and a big goal, but Jen proves you can have both, and by the end of this episode, I think you’ll be itching to develop a big goal for yourself if you don’t have one already.
Listen to the full episode to hear:
- How she pushed past her comfort zone and the hard to begin her journey of enjoying running and racing.
- How creating a mantra sheet helped her stay positive and get through the 26.2 miles!
- How she found joy in the journey even when things don’t come together the way she had first planned.
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Jen was born and raised in Minneapolis. She’s been married for 17 years and has two kids, a cat, and a dog. She enjoys running, traveling, and camping. She attempted to start running three times in her life. Once in high school, but she didn’t like it, so she quit; a second time in college, but couldn’t run farther than a couple of driveways and gave it up; the third time was a charm, however, which was actually not until after she had kids.
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