Congratulations to Step UP and Go’s monthly prize winner Jen Westra of Spokane, WA. Jen won a $25 American Express gift card for logging her physical activity on http://www.stepupandgo.org at least 10 times during the month of November
Jen is an avid runner and loves racing. She has run her share of marathons and half-marathons and in a few weeks will be flying to Disney Land with her girlfriends to run both a marathon and a half-marathon all in one weekend! She credits her love of running to her crazy friends who are always motivating her to push herself and try something new.
What’s inspiring about Jen’s story is that she has not always been athletic; even the thought of being considered such makes her laugh. She says that she wasn’t really active at all until she moved to Spokane 9 years ago. She started her running career training for Bloomsday and it took off from there. Jen says, “I never thought I could love to run, but I do now!” For Jen it’s as much about the running as it is about spending fun and quality time with her friends.
Jen started using Step UP and Go to track her activity last year; she participated in our WSU study using the Million Step Challenge and has been using the site since then. She has also used the Bloomsday training program and has completed the Million Step Challenge again. She says she loves the site and loves to move from point to point when she inputs her steps.
Congratulations again Jen for winning this month’s prize!