Jennilyn Eaton

Age: 26, Years running: 9, Hometown: Sandy, UT, Favorite product: HELIOS WOMEN'S

blog:
http://jennilyneaton.blogspot.com/

What are some of your lifetime running goals?

To find the lines amongst the mountains I am most passionate about, and to be capable of completing them. To push my limits until they push back, and then to push harder. In short, to experience a myriad of visceral, free, and beautiful mountain adventures.

Do you have a claim to fame?

My 50k pace is the same as my 100k pace. Oh wait, that's not a good thing? ;)

Do you have any vices?

I'm impulsive and playful... so there's too many to list.

What makes you tick as a runner and in the real world?

Curiosity and an unrelinquished need to discover

What drives you to run?

Freedom in motion; lines to be touched; moments greater than a life

What is your favorite movie?

pass

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

I reluctantly have 3. 1. Bipsy- My sisters named me this as a baby, and it stuck clear into adulthood. 2. J-Lyn- either moving to Utah made me a gangsta or locals have an issue pronouncing jenn-AH-lyn 3. Noz- the gel I make is named Noz, and a dear friend is determined to make the nickname stick for me.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

Roughly 46 hours, as a teen. Simply to see if we could pull a double-all-nighter. It sounded more fun than it was.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Georgia. Then I could be nicknamed G-Dog and maintain gangsta status.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Two eggs in a low-carb wrap with cowboy caviar.

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Music.

What really scares you about trail running?

Incompetency

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

pass

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Could I just move the ocean closer to the Wasatch? ...and make it an average of 15 degrees warmer here.

What’s your worst encounter on the trail?

My first mountaineering trip when I was barely 17 and we were caught in a lightning storm approaching our base camp in the middle of the night. We hid our packs/equipment and spread out amongst the forest in the pouring rain. I had never been so close to lightning. I curled up on my friend Mary's lap and she spent the next few hours reassuring me. I was utterly terrified.