Since Fox News‘ Jenna Lee is the daughter of a former Minnesota Vikings player and the wife of a Navy SEAL, it’s no surprise that fitness is a significant part of her life. The “Happening Now” anchor, who recently completed a triathlon, tells the Los Angeles Times how she fits it all in:
You’ve got a chaotic work schedule, especially with this being an election year. How do you manage to still fit in exercise?
It’s really crazy, but I’ve always found that no matter how crazy the schedule is that exercise has to be a priority for myriad reasons, including all the vain ones, but also the health ones. I want to look good, but that pressure is strictly from myself because it plays into being the best that I can be, both behind and in front of the camera.
You recently did your first Olympic distance triathlon. How did it go? Will you do another?
It went really well, but I got a little freaked out by the swim. I had to train a lot for that part. You’re surrounded by a lot of people, and it was a brutal one-mile swim; it was not the most enjoyable. I ended up actually placing in the top 10 of my age group, which felt pretty good.