IRONMAN TEXAS (IMTX) 140.6 ~ 15:59:39
(Half Iron) 70.3 – 2x ~ PR 6:07:51
(Olympic) 1x ~ PR 2:50:29


Chasing 50 (50 marathons in 50 states)
26.2 – 7x ~ PR 4:45:56
13.1 – 5x ~ PR 1:59:19
6.2~ PR 52:49
5k ~ PR 24:40

MUD RUNS/Obstacle Course Races (OCRs)

Tough Mudder – 2x (2013, 2014)
Spartan Sprint – 2x
Spartan Super – 1x
Spartan Beast – 1x
Spartan Trifecta (2017)

Hello! Welcome to Jen Bendewish|Running Down a Dream   … a blog about training, racing adventures, and the attempts to balance motherhood, a profession, and being a PhD student.


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My name is Jen, and I am the girl, woman, mom, business professional and the never-ending professional student, triathlete, runner, cyclist, Army Veteran, caretaker, pet lover, volunteer, friend, cook, housekeeper, and taxi driver (of my two awesome little girls) behind this blog.

I am finally learning to balance my tomboy ways, thanks to my two amazing little girls:

Madalyn Reese (born in November 2008)
Jossalyn Rose (born in September 2010)

You can take the girl out of California, but you will never take California out of the girl (though I now call Tallahassee home). I keep a skateboard in the trunk of my car because you never know when the urge to skate might hit you and I always have some 90s punk ready to blast in the car.


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