Member since 2017
Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Current city: Portland, OR
Occupation: Physical Therapist
Instagram handle: @jaimerunspdx
Best running experience: Running my 24 mile long run with last 10 miles at tempo with my teammate Ashley Meagher. With her help and encouragement I was able to dig deep and hit my splits for the 10 mile tempo at the end of the run, which I didn’t think was possible. That workout was a huge confidence builder right before the Mesa Phoenix Marathon and I was able to draw on that confidence to run a 15 minute PR in that race! Just goes to show that working together can really make you a better runner.
Passions outside of running: I love to cook and bake, especially when I can share my creations with my friends and family! I also am very passionate about my career- I treat patients with neurological diagnoses and help them work to regain their functional mobility. It is challenging but I am always learning and it can be very rewarding. It also gives me a consistent to appreciate the things my body can do.
Favorite post-run meal: I’m usually not very hungry immediately after a race which is so unfortunate, but a couple days after a marathon I will indulge by having a burger and a drink while taking a bath! It’s a little strange, but the tradition was born while I was in Zion- a few hours after the race I had gotten a burger from In and Out, but also I was dying for a bath. I couldn’t decide which one to do first, so I hopped into the tub and ate the burger while the tub was filling!
Mile – 6:15:11, Rose City Mile 2018
5K – 21:32, Run TrackTown 2018
Half Marathon – 1:45:06, Foot Traffic Flat 2017
Marathon – 3:40:43, Mesa-Phoenix 2018