Get to Know Janet Hamilton
We asked her to give us a few tidbits about her running.
Why did you start running?
Like many, I started running to help keep my weight in a proper range. Prior to that I had been primarily a strength athlete. I was teaching a weight training for women class at a local University and would go walking with a friend on campus afterwards, we walked for probably a year before we decided that running would get us done sooner!
Best running advice you ever received?
Trail running is a great form of training that enhances strength as well as stamina.
Favorite tip you pass along to runners?
Listen to your body. If you tune in to the whispers when something is not right, your body will never have to shout at you to get your attention. Basically if you catch injuries in their earliest stages and simply take a step back and give your body some recovery time, you can usually train fairly consistently and injury-free.
Favorite running memory, run or race?
Crater Lake Half marathon… the scenery is simply breathtaking! Other memories include all the trail running I did when I lived in Oregon – the trails in Forest Park are phenomenal.
Your running dream?
What keeps you running? I enjoy it and I’m committed to staying healthy! I think we all need to take responsibility for our health choices and this is one that I consciously make every day – run to stay healthy, run because it frees my mind, run because I can!
How can runners contact you
My website – http://www.runningstrong.com is probably the easiest way to find me. E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org