Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.
Favorite running or racing memory:
My favorite race memory was my final high school XC race in 2018.
I had been trying all year to run sub-20 in the 5k all year and came close a few times. It wasn’t until my very last XC race with my high school team that I finally raced under 20 minutes and got my first podium that year after coming third in 19:47!
What do you listen to when you run?
It always depends a bit, but it needs to be something I can sing along to. Taylor Swift is a common artist in the mix, for sure.
Any PRs you wish to share?
I mainly ran the 3k, but also enjoyed the 5k. My 3k PB is 9:32, and my 5k PB is 17:02.
How did you get into running?
I was really big into soccer growing up, and when I began to get more competitive with it, I decided to join my school’s XC team to keep fit for soccer. Turned out I really liked just the running part.
What’s your message to new runners?
Enjoy the process because if you try to get to the top right away, you’ve got nowhere to go from there.
What’s your favorite post-run indulgence food?
I’m a sucker for a Dairy Queen Blizzard.
Maybe something about what’s your favorite quote about running?
Some excerpts from the movie Cars, usually “Speed, I am speed.“
What’s one myth about runners you wish was debunked or done away with once and for all?
Lighter does not equal faster.