The Story Behind the Photo: Jennifer Lee

The winner of the fifth edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!" is customer Jennifer Lee. Jennifer is a trail runner for Team Trail Racing Over Texas (TROT), and is of course fueled by thunderbird bars. Read on for the full story behind the photo and remember to keep tagging your Instagram pictures with #thunderbirdbar for a chance to win a box of bars and be our featured customer.

Name: Jennifer Lee

Location: Chisos Mountains, Big Bend

Favorite bar: Cashew Fig Carrot (a Paleo Fig Newton!)

The story: I had run my first trail ultra-marathon last year in April and then lost the vision in my right eye. It was a long slow uphill battle adjusting to my new condition. I decided to jump all in and try for another (much harder) ultra-marathon at Bryce Canyon, UT in June 2017. I headed out to Big Bend with a friend to escape and rediscover my love of trails. We arrived and there was snow on the ground (a rarity for Texans) so we were freezing, but pushed it to make it to the top for sunset. It was the most breathtaking view I have ever seen (with one or two eyes) and I remembered this is why I run and push myself each time. Because the struggle is always worth it at the top. 

Dream vacation / adventure - I am a huge traveler so I cannot choose just one, but I would love to do the pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, kayak and walk alongside penguins in Antarctica, see the endangered species on the Galapagos Islands and volunteer at a sloth sanctuary in Colombia. 

Do you want to be the next winner? Start tagging @thunderbirdbar and using the hashtag #thunderbirdbar on your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pictures, and your picture could be on the Thunderbird homepage for the month. The winner will receive a box of bars and some other great Thunderbird bar gear!
 
What are we looking for?
  • Must have a people of persons
  • Face cannot be identifiable
  • Outdoor, fun, active, adventure, and visually powerful
  • Embodies the Thunderbird bar lifestyle of living life to the fullest

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