JMart 4 Ragnar 2014!

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JMart 4 Ragnar 2014! 197 miles in 24+ hours…No problem!  A proven BAMR, guaranteed to provide endless hours of laughter, positive energy, and relentless motivation to all! No sleep till Napa!

Self-Proclaimed, Another Mother Runner, “Super Fan” since 2010

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Need to stay awake?…proudly deemed the 2nd Most Talkative relay team member!  BRRTeam

Known provider of roadside sleep deprivation entertainment!

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Fearful of twilight relay legs? No FEAR! Whats a few extra miles… Jmart will accompany you!

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AMR CONNECTION Maker!  A chance meeting at Another Mother Runner expo booth resulted in pre- race dinner invite, on course support, an inclusion in  post-race celebration!  What started as a connection quickly transitioned to AMR BOND! Love my AMR St. Paul friends!

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Mid race spills, two right shoes …no problem! Crazy things are bound to happen, you have to embrace your inner BAMR and push through!

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Relentless motivation and support!  My greatest running achievements are not captured on my Garmin or hanging on the wall…its the sheer joy of motivating and pushing a fellow runner (or soon to be runner out of their comfort zone)…achieving things they never thought were possible! Sometimes that is a finish line or simply an unbroken mile.  Every step taken, no matter the distance is an accomplishment!

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 The connection of runners, especially mother runners, is something very special. Its hard to put to words It’s an experience!  

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You won’t go wrong with JMart! Please read comments to this post from JMart 4 Ragnar supporters.  They are not actors, nor paid endorsers (maybe I promised some wine from Napa?), they are the REAL deal BRF’s of JMart!  They know me like no other…they speak the truth.  JMart 4 Ragner 2014! 

🙂  Jennifer a.k.a JMart!

 

 

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62 thoughts on “JMart 4 Ragnar 2014!

  1. Woo hoo! I love this post! I am fully on board the JMart for Ragnar express! You would be totally awesome (did I just say that??) on their team! Just my one weekend with you, I can honestly say that you embody all that is AMR.

    Sarah and Dimity, pick JMart please!!!

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    • Thank Mike! My one and only “Original Male Running Partner”. Poor thing you put up with so much girl chatter! Thanks to you and Dan for hooking me and Rebecca up on our blind running date! Look how far we have come!

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  2. Jennifer is the person who motivated me that I CAN run with the proper equipment. I started 8 months ago and have run in two 5K’s so far. She not only loves running, but dedicates her efforts in supporting novices to the sport. Your team would be an outstanding motivator for the team. GO JMART!!!!!!!

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  3. Jennifer has been my babysister’s BFF for life. I have watched her take on so many important challenges, being a Mom, Wife, Professional, Boxer Rescuer and Runner with grace, humor, faith and love. Today she makes us all so proud! Her desire to encourage others has been there since she was a little girl and I will never be able to thank her for her love to my family and her nonstop support when I started my company! Honestly, if this means something to her–you will all be the beneficiary when she takes it on full steam!

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  4. JMart is the most supportive runner I know. She came to DC for my first marathon, Marine Corp on 10/31/2010, and ran it. We’ve since run eight more marathons (Tobacco Road, Nashville, Tucson, Disney, Wineglass, Richmond, the Pine Valley 40 mile trail ultra and Big Sur) and the Blue Ridge Relay race. After nine races together, I am a great judge of the fact JMART IS THE BEST PERSON TO HAVE IN YOUR VAN!!! I am pregnant (2 months and counting to go) and can barely knock out 3 miles currently, so PLEASE pick JMART for your Ragnar team, so that I can live vicariously through her:) You will not regret it…JMART ROCKS!!!

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    • 50 States before we die…or die trying. Have baby will travel! I need you back on the scene so you can save me from this crazy ultra running! Love ya girl! Thanks for your kind words. We have come a long way from the Smoking Porch of the Chi Omega House!

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  5. There is a ‘cycle’ for all runners – you are either in or sometimes in a lull (the out). I was there for JMart when she got started and at that time I was “In”….then after going out and having a baby I experienced my lull. She bought me an amazing book – autographed by the writers (Sarah and Dimity) – which brought me full circle and got me back “In”. JMart is awesome and she truly is a SuperFan of AnotherMotherRunner!!! The motivation and inspiration that she provides to all of us women is truly astounding. So my call out to Sarah and Dimity – “PICK JMART!!!!!”

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    • My “Original BRF” I remember our blind date run like it was yesterday. I was in awe of you that you had completed several marathons and I had never done a 10k! Love you and miss you terribly! Cannot wait for our Virgina Wine Half Marathon Weekend!

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  6. Jmart is the best! You can not go wrong by picking her! She is truly one of those people that everyone loves, not to mention she is an awesome runner, too! She will make your team fun, fun, fun!

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  7. JMart would be a FABULOUS addition to the BAMR Ragnar Team! I train at Raleigh CrossFit with JMart, and while I don’t see her as much as I would like, she ALWAYS makes me smile. Heck, she doesn’t even have to say anything to make people smile – her joy and silly antics make any day brighter. Pick JMart!!

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  8. My fellow runners, ask not what your teammate can do for you, ask what you can do for your teammate. You can be a bad mother like JMart that’s what! JMart for Ragnar 2014, a badass you can believe in.

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  9. You need to be on that team!!! I’m sure that we (the BAMR in my own crazy mind) made a great impression when we met them in Chapel Hill, LOL.. They HAVE to pick you. I”ll be the team nurse!!!! I’m also a great cheerleader. JMart is AWESOME!!!! Awwww, just saw that I make the pix! Thanks.

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  10. She’s the reason I moved to Raleigh for the job. She’s the reason I started running. She’s been the best motivator, inspiration, and Badass friend (for running, for personal, for crossfit, & for work) a girl could have! She’s part of my Raleigh family, she is my Raleigh Family! There won’t be a dull moment with her on the team (or a quiet moment!) Pick #jmart4Ragmar!!

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  11. How far are you running? Is someone chasing you? You know you’ll ruin your knees, right? These are just a sampling of the ridiculous questions we runners are asked daily. But the one question no one should ever ask is “Where’s Jenn Martin?” because the answer is simple–running. Whether it’s running after kids, her husband, her job, her rescuees (is that a word?), or just RUNNING, Jenn makes it look easy and does it with a terrific smile and great conversation. You will be uplifted, encouraged, excited, and just plain glad you chose Jenn when she’s on your Ragnar team. Expect to never be the same after being in that car with Jenn. And you’ll be so much a better person for it.

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    • U are too funny! Just the other day I had a Mother Runner TMI moment. While pumping gas I considered blowing a “snot rocket”. Then I remembered I was not in my running clothes and it would not be appropriate. The fact I considered it is a sure sign I might run too much! Hehe! Thanks for your support!

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  12. JMart you got this. You are always so supportive of your running buddies. Now it’s our turn to support you. Go girl!

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    • Oh fearless leader of the “Cotton Club”, I love that my idea of buying you a race entry would get you running with me! IT worked! One of my proudest moments! Now you are traveling with me to a half marathon…I am sure the fact its a wine country half with a beer festival helps that effort. Thanks for your support always! love you! U make me so proud

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  13. Please select Jennifer my sister to run! She and I used to run together, but now I am scared to run with her. She is a running fool. She is on a permanent runner euphoria. Please allow her to run and get some of that energy out so that maybe I can hang with her!
    Nothing seems to stop her. I have registered her for an ultra marathon (cedarisland40; however it is 42 miles) this weekend that I am the RD for. I was hoping to get her back by making her run since she put peanut butter on my Kirk Cameron poster when I was a younger (yes I am younger than she is). Well she has trained so much and is so ready for this run that it will not torture her at all. So much for my thought of payback. She will even run the 42 miles and make it look so easy and have so much fun while she is doing it.

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    • You sister dearest are the cause of all the running craziness. You are my inspiration from the very beginning. I would never be running without you. I thought you had lost you mind when you starting doing 5k and winning rugs and crazy shit I will never forget our decision to run a half marathon ( I had only done a casual 5k for church) and we ran 4 miles at the river. I thought I would DIE! Shoot we almost died from random country dogs and loose goats! Thanks for inspiring me AMY! You introduced me to running just before life kicked me in the ass! So timely, as running saved me and my family! You helped me kick my life forward! Thank you! So get you ass in gear sister, pull up your big girl panties, we have Midnight Boogie and Croatan24 ahead of us! I will be ready…will u? Do it for Kirk!

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  14. Other than oh, say, Sarah and Dimity, no one epitomizes the BADASS MOTHER RUNNER like Jennifer Martin, JMART. She’s honest, she has goals and dreams, she stays home with sick kids, and she eats oatmeal out of a 4 cup pyrex…IN HER CAR!! She teaches new runners how to perfect the snot rocket, pack butt wipes for long runs, walk when you need to walk, and hop on a plane and follow her BADASS to a marathon in one of the fifty states. JMART lives in the present, in the moment–which is why her husband is in charge of dinner–she hasn’t gotten that far yet in her day! She lives one day at a time, and gives what the day has to give. Speaking of giving, she gives, and what she can give to this Ragnar team is exponential; too long to list. She is a Badass Mother Runner, and she doesn’t just walk the walk, she runs the run. Peace, love and RAGNAR be with you JMART:)

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    • its an 8cup pampered chef batter bowl to be exact! We mother runners have to make use of our time and hey….less dishes! I am so glad you have jumped on my 50 states quest! 20 years of friendship going strong and faster than ever! love you!

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  15. I’ve known her ALL 43 years of her life. She is the most passionate, dedicated, team-minded, determined, energetic, runner I know. She is why I now run. What can I say? She is contaigous!!

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  16. 36 hours in a van, we met as strangers and left as siblings. I’ve never laughed so much for so long and opened up on a personal level as the Blue Ridge Relay. Oh, and Jenn was fun to hang out with too. 🙂 Seriously though words can’t describe the awesomeness that is Jennifer Martin. One of the most passionate, loving, fun and dedicated people I’ve ever had the pleasure to call a friend. I loved her from the first minute I met her and I know BAMR will feel the same. Unless she’s TOO badass for you? 😉 Cheers!

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    • My fondest memory of you Beer Goat is your ability to discreetly powder up your manhood in the door of the van while I spoke to the sweetest old lady volunteer standing behind you. She was clueless! Got to love the kilt! Love you to Beer Goat! Looking forward to our next adventure. BAAAAAAA

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  17. Hey Jennifer – how could Sara and Dimity NOT choose you? You are an awesome encourager, even virtually, from afar! From my perspective, you are a most obvious choice!!! Run on…

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  18. PICK JMART for Ragnar!

    When I met JMart in 2010 I couldn’t even run one mile. She would mention are crazy running adventures to me, but it wasn’t until 2012 I got up the courage to run a half. She asked me about my training every time I saw her at work. She bought me a signed copy of Train Like a Mother and I was HOOKED on AMR!!

    In 2013 we started running together. I have hit some pretty hefty brick walls, but she stuck by me, encouraged me, made me laugh, taught me how to blow a sweet snot rocket, and how to find the perfect tree to poop behind.

    Our group of BRFs starting referring to one another as “Sole Sisters.” It describes us perfectly! JMart, along with the rest of our BRFs are truly my family in Raleigh! JMart starting calling me Code Brown early on in our running days because I’m always asking to stop – hence why it’s so AWESOME that she taught me to carry butt wipes and find a good tree. 🙂

    On a more serious note, in January 2012 I could not even run 1 mile without stopping. Now thanks to positive peer pressure from JMart, I’ve got 3 half-marathons and 1 full under my belt! JMart has helped me learn that with dedication, persistence, and a good support group, I can accomplish ANYTHING!!

    PICK JMART FOR RAGNAR!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!

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    • Brown Town, I am so proud of how far you have come. I am also proud that through this process I have acquired an awesome new friend. Our friendship is a true testimony that age does not matter. You have brought so much happiness and laughter to my life! So happy to have you as a Sole Sista! Thanks for your push and daily positive reinforcement you my friend motivate me to keep on pushing! Just one more hill my friend…you got this! Lv you!

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  19. There’s not much to say that has not already been said about my JMart. She brings everything everyone else has already mentioned to the table and so much more. There will never be a dull moment, a negative word, a lack of laughter, a complaint about the run, or enough dogs to pet with JMart in your van. When I had lost my joie for running, Jen came along and rescued me from my solo and quiet runs. I’m ruined now and can’t actually run over 3 miles without AMR with me. She knows exactly when to push me and exactly when to leave me alone (it’s the only time she ever sees my back) but is always my biggest and loudest cheerleader. You truly could not ask for a better teammate and if you don’t pick her I fear that her “super fan” (or what I lovingly call “super stalker”) status will only intensify.
    JMart 4 Ragnar 2014!!!
    Can’t wait to meet you AMR ladies tonight!

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    • Thanks KMac! Thanks for introducing me to CrossFit. It is hard to believe it has been a year. Wow, we have come a long way. I love having you as a BRF, CFbuddy, and most of all a friend. What a great addition to my life you have been my friend. Love you!

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  20. I am proud to say I was friends with Jennifer before she was a runner. She is always the person you want on your team. Here are my 10 reasons…
    10. She will keep you laughing
    9. She is a great encourager
    8. Her laugh is contagious
    7. She is laid back and high strung all at the same time
    6. She won’t judge you
    5. She is not a quitter
    4. She is tall and can see what’s ahead
    3. She will be color coordinated
    2. She never meets a stranger
    1. She will photo document the ENTIRE journey!

    She’s the one you need.

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    • Leslie, you know me better than most. We have been through it all! I use to wish you would come out of running retirement but I think we are all safer if you stick to yoga! Thanks for always being there for me and my family! Love ya girl!

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