“I’m Tina and it all began when our 11- and 7-year-olds, Elena and Lucas, joined the school track team and my husband Daniel started coaching. The first time we ran with the kids, we loved it! We saw how exhilarated they were, and how awesome it felt to be part of a team.”
Who’s fastest in the family? “I am!” says 7-year old Lucas who qualified for the USATF Cross Country Nationals in South Carolina. Lucas and his father Danny, Grandpa Nick, and Uncle John all made the road trip together to cheer on Lucas down in South Carolina!
While Lucas competes to win, his big sister 11-year-old Elena believes that, “Staying fit and healthy is the best reward of running.” Their parents, Tina and Danny should be proud. Tina explains, “I feel running as a family sets an example for the kids that we as parents practice health and fitness.”
Tina and Danny have been putting in some serious work! They chose a Ragnar Relay as a get-away together with a team of friends, Tina relates, “Ragnar was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. With all our friends it was like a big party but also, pushing through the physical challenge was truly exhilarating!”
Danny adds, “Ragnar was truly gratifying to see what both the team and individual runner can accomplish together.
If you want a running family too, take Elena’s advice, “Start slowly and work your way up to build endurance. Have fun and encourage each other!” The family all agrees “Have fun and be proud of what you can accomplish!”
- Danny, Tina, Elena, and Lucas have done 4 races as a family!
- Parents Danny & Tina are training for the Trenton ½ and the New Hampshire Ragnar Relay.