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Jessica D. Patient Expert

Trail Runner, outdoor junkee, traveler, Indie Filmmaker, Writer, Lover of life and people and open heart surgery veteran.
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“Success is not measured ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhel ... Read on »
"Surgery" Day by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thursday morning I woke up early in order to get to the hospital at 6:45AM for my scheduled 8:15AM ACL surgery.  The morning went along pretty well but I was a ... Read on »
#1 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #1 Moment of 2009:  You.  And you.  And you.  The #1 spot on my list goes to all the wonderful people I met this year, the old and new friends I connected with ... Read on »
#2 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #2 Moment of 2009: Weekend and Crater Lake and Bend with Christina. We had a blast at Crater Lake and in Bend despite the fire smoke hanging around the Crater L ... Read on »
#3 Moment(s) of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #3 Moment(s) of 2009: Running 3 marathons (to double my lifetime total to 6).  In early April I ran a horrible time at the OC Marathon but had the awesome compa ... Read on »
#4 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #4 Moment of 2009: Solo 50K.  In lieu of not running Lake Tahoe (for various reasons), I opted for a solo 50K "jaunt" around Lake Oswego.  It was tough at times ... Read on »
#5 Moment of 2009 by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running #5 Moment of 2009: Crewing for Andy at Cascade Crest.  I've helped many people and race directors at races over the past few years, but this was my first full t ... Read on »
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"Run like a girl" was ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "Run like a girl" was a big theme of this marathon, along wtih "Feel like a girl" since there was plenty of pre, during and post-race pampering to go around.  The phase wa ... Read on »
(and Hackers) ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (and Hackers) Link Here Read on »
(based on a true story) ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (based on a true story) I wrote this short story for a creative writing class in college.  The teacher liked it so much he asked for permission to include it in his boo ... Read on »
(cross-posted in both blogs) ... by Jessica D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (cross-posted in both blogs) So today was a fun day.  I got to play tour guide for the first time since moving here and I also got to spend the day with Kayla.  She dro ... Read on »