Athlete of the Week
Faye Reicker from New Brunswick
April 6th, 2020
Faye reached 1000 KM in less than 3 months. See how she did it!
I am 65 and I love getting outside! I hope to keep my health and ability to stay active. Every little bit helps, so get moving Canada!
How did you hear about A Great Canadian Running Challenge?
I saw it mentioned on Facebook.
Did you walk, jog or run this challenge?
I did a combination of them. I also did a lot of cross country skiing this winter, and when spring weather improves, I plan on adding biking to my schedule.
If you are a runner, tell us when you began to run and what motivated you to start running.
I am the mother of 4 boys, and when they were young, I started running for my mental and physical health. I wanted to be the best mom that I could be! At the time, exercise just became a habit, and I have kept at it, every day, for over 35 years!
How often do you walk, jog or run?
I go at least once a day, but I usually set out to exercise 2 or even 3 times in a day!
How do you stay motivated and find the time to walk and run?
It is a priority in my life. I am also very stubborn! When I put my mind to something, I do it!
What advice would you give someone to stay focused on reaching 1000 KM in 2020?
Never give up! Mark exercise as a priority in your life!
Every step you take is taking you that much closer to your goal! It is also improving your mental state at the same time!