Running For Life

Posted by | October 15, 2013 | Balanced Runner, Why I Run | No Comments
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Time For Thankfulness

I am thankful for health and fitness shared with family.  I am thankful that my running makes me strong enough to hike all day and keep up with my active children – running for life!

All members of my family greatly enjoyed a hike through Short Hills on a sunny Thanksgiving.  My 8 year old son ran up and down all the steep hills for the thrill of it!  I was proud of him and joined him on several of his sprints up the hills and also walked behind him at times, allowing him to show me up.

Our children have been hiking since before they could walk!  Yes, we transported them initially via baby snugglies and hiking backpacks, but they have been hiking on their own since they were strong enough.  Today they hiked for 2.5 hours, which is an easy hike for them.  A highlight of our summer was a 16km hike along Cape Split in Nova Scotia.

Running provides the fitness for me to take my children on these expeditions and challenge them to be fit and healthy and enjoy the great outdoors.  Today’s workout was a hike/run with the family gang.  It was glorious!

Elijah running

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Janine Moffett

About Janine Moffett

I am a mother of three incredible children, work full time as an instructor therapist, and love to run. I have run 11 marathons, with a personal best of 2:57. This past April I ran my third Boston Marathon. I love challenges and began exploring the world of triathlons in 2014. I completed my first half Ironman at Muskoka in fall 2014 and came first in my age group. Now I am taking on the challenge of a Full Ironman, which I am planning for September, 2015. I believe we need to keep trying new things and embrace life to the fullest. I hope I can provide inspiration and insights to others.

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