In a key moment from the 6th Rocky Movie, Rocky Balboa, the title character, the italian stallion, was having a serious chat with his son when he dropped this often quoted piece. “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth.” That scene came to mind when I was talking to Jessica Furlan this week. Jessica has achieved a lot in her career so far, making multiple national teams, as a youth, a junior and a senior, as well as holding the national 3000m steeplechase record for a few seasons. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much from Jessica over the last few years due to some nagging injuries, ultimately leading to a surgery date this past year. With that behind her, Jessica has her work cut out for her, with dreams of the Olympics, lowering the national record again and returning to steeple dominance. What you’re about to here is a story of perseverance, patience and hopefully of redemption. What you’re about to hear is the story of Jessica Furlan.