Congrats to the October Ultimate Fit Runner of the Month, Janet Hortin! Janet and her husband Kent live in Henderson, KY. Although she runs in a lot of local events, her job has her traveling a lot lately. Luckily, she gets to run in events while on the road for work! Here is a little more about Janet:
What motivates you to run?
I’m just trying to stay healthy – running helps the metabolism and stress too
How many races have you participated in?
140 in 4 ½ years
What age did you start running/walking for fun & competitively?
I was 51 when my boss offered to pay my entry fee if I wanted to do the River Run – I hadn’t run competitively since High School. Then I was hooked – I enjoy the socializing and I definitely push myself harder than if I just run on my own.
Favorite place to run?
I like to experience different courses – I complain about the hills but I do like to be challenged.
Favorite local race?
There are so many – the Blazin Glazin was fun and I really enjoyed the Run the Vineyard – Run with the Yeti is always fun too!
Favorite race outside of the Tri-State?
I’ve done 3 at Disney which are very well done – I also like the Hot Chocolate 15K in St. Louis
Farthest you have traveled to do a race?
Disney’s private island when we went on a cruise for my birthday earlier this year
Favorite race distance?
I participate mostly in 5Ks but I like to do a longer distance now and then.
Favorite race memory?
The first year when my son and I did the River Run – it felt Runderful!!
Funniest race memory?
The local man who is the Elvis impersonator – ‘thank you very much’
Craziest thing you saw at or during a race?
At the Disney Princess Half Marathon – it’s amazing how many are dressed in tutus and tiaras – it was really a lot of fun!
Favorite pre & post-race meal/drink?
Post race – water and then stop and pick up Subway on the way home
What is your favorite brand of running shoe?
Saucony or New Balance
How many miles do you run/walk a week?
What are your future goals for running/walking?
I’ve run in 10 states plus Disney’s private island – I’d like to run in more states.
Favorite time of day to run?
I like mornings best when my schedule permits
Favorite weather to run in?
temperature 50-60 without precipitation
Music or no music?
Brandon L. Barrett