Running nicely compensated for the loss of mountain biking and hiking after Jackie moved from the foothills of Colorado to the flatlands of Bartlesville, OK, and then Houston, TX. Jackie remembers the proud feeling of completing her first four-mile run in 2008 after moving to Oklahoma. It’s that feeling she wants to share with others by encouraging and inspiring them to enjoy the sport in the same way she does now.
Since then, Jackie has run dozens of half and full marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks, and has completed three half Ironman and one full Ironman event. She is an RRCA certified run coach. She’s also emceed, coordinated, volunteered, and promoted many races, in all capacities from seeking approval and sponsors to handing out water as runners pass by. Jackie founded and leads the Cross Creek Ranch and Lampasas Running Clubs (informal family-centric groups of people who share the same interest in running). Her goal and inner peace are driven by other people’s happiness!