“I am a teacher by day, adrenaline junkie by night. I have more energy than you possibly could imagine. I love trying new things (except foods- I have major allergies). Normally I am the one talking my friends into trying new things with me and I love being a part of a group whose whole mission to do just that.
I joined the Adventurous Babes Society (ABS) because in the past few years I have been individually completing my physical goals but wanted to ensure that I was more, well-rounded with my adventures. ABS seemed like a good foundation of likeminded women that would join me on my adventures. Before I joined, I had completed over 70 races including Tough Mudders, Warrior Dashes, 5ks, 10ks, mini triathlons, 4 half marathons, 2 full marathons, and the Goofy Challenge (39.3 miles in 2 days). While I love the finish line, doing it with friends is so much better!
My favorite ABS adventure probably would have to be Hard Charge. I loved the camaraderie that we all had even though we all had different (physical) levels. I could help those who hadn’t done obstacle course racing feel more comfortable. I knew with that experience, when I was trying new things, I would have people doing that for me.
Right now I am currently getting back into the physical aspect of my bucket list with training for half marathons again to get ready for Ironman. I would like to work on that in the next few years.
Honestly, I would tell anyone, young or old, shy or loud, that this is a great group of backup to anything you want to try. The support is amazing!”
Jessica has participated in many ABS adventures and created a painting adventure for the Wichita Area ABS Team. She has been an Adventurous Babe since February 2013. She’s an inspiration to so many of us and her energy and spirit is infectious!
Some of Jessica’s interests include running, hiking biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, arts and crafts, food, dance, skydiving, boxing, obstacle course racing, other languages, and dancing.
Things on her bucket list:
1) To be able to run and have only the right things jiggle
2) To complete Ironman in Hawaii
3) To learn a new language