Jen is one of the longest members of the D5K fun run, her first run with the group was on February 2nd, 2008 with a time of 22:43. Yup, she started out pretty fast! She increased her time every week, ending with the female course record of 20:11on April 30th. Jen worked her way up to a time of 19:22 on May 28th. She was doing great and progressing faster than most runners we have been watching. However, she unfortunately injured her IT band. She is still trying to recover from this injury, but she did come back to the run full steam this week and finished with a time of 21:24, way to go!! She has been an avid runner now for about three years, usually devoting 5 nights a week out of her busy schedule to run.
SHE’S FINALLY 21!!
Thank you to you all for making my wonderfully spectacular cousin’s birthday a memorable one!!
Jen is a Junior at Suffolk University working on her BS in Psychology. She will then go onto finishing her degree with a Masters in Psych mainly working with post traumatic stress syndrome. Besides going to school full-time she also, volunteers for the VA in Boston two days a week, works two part time jobs (Boater’s World and REI), and yes still has time to run!
Jen was born in Charleston, SC. Her parents and their 3 children eventually made their way to Danvers when Jen was in the third grade, they liked it so much they decided to stay.
Jens favorite food, I would have to say would be Riversides pizza in Ipswich! She loves to read in her free time and also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. On a nice day you could see her downtown on her Trek going for a long ride!
Jen has been a huge asset to the Fun Run, we all hope shes back up and at ‘em soon!
~Dawn Allinder email@example.com