I started running in September 2008. It was a great idea that my sister law, Julie came up with as she told me we both needed to loose a few pounds.
It was easy right from the start because it was far from easy. But I knew I needed to do this for me and I convinced myself it would get better with time. Today I love to run. I cannot imagine my life without it.
I am a wife to Paddy and a proud mother and stepmother to Genevieve, Jonathan, Andrew and Tommy.
I can honestly say I am proud to tell anyone my age, I just turned 40 and I feel younger today then I did when I was 20!
For all those runners I have instructed – Thank You! You are my true reason that I love running more and more with each passing day. I learn just as much or more from you as I do from my own runs. I love the running and chatting with such a great running group. We are all like family after the first run together. I love it!!!
I have accomplished so much through running. When I first started I have to admit it was solely to lose weight, but now it’s just about staying healthy. I have met so many great people through running and am proud to say, I consider each and every one of them a friend.
Jennifer has completed many races from Tely 10, Soriee 8k, Huffin Puffin, Cape to Cabot, Disney ½ Marathon, Bluenose ½ Marathon to name a few.
Michelle Porter says…“Jennifer’s 1st week of LTR program, I vividly remember her dragging her legs\feet. She was experiencing a very common challenge to many new runners, “heavy legs.” I had never seen it to this extent before as Jennifer literally came from the couch to a running program. At the very end of that run she looked at me and said “I am doing this, I am going to learn how to run.” Her sheer determination was my first true experience with the power of the mind, you set the goal, want it, anything is possible!”