Jaime Molyneux ‘In Motion’
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Jaime grew up in Philadelphia, PA with her older sister. When, at 27, Jaime was diagnosed with diabetes she was scared to death. She knew something was wrong but never imagined diabetes. She didn’t even know what “Type I” meant. The first two questions she asked (in tears) were “How long is my life span?” and “Can I ever have children?” She thought she had been given a death sentence. She definitely believed she would be a sickly person for the rest of her life.
Jaime ran two marathons prior to being diagnosed (in Montreal and Boston) and four since (in Philadelphia, Newport, Disney, Twin Cities). She loves to run any distance–her personal best in the 1/2 marathon is 1:29 at the Indianopolis Indy Mini last year. She once tried a sprint tri–It was fun but she feels much more grounded competing on her own two feet. Jaime ran in the Disney Marathon (with Chris Jarvis by her side!) and finished with a personal best of 3:13.
Jaime has run for as long as she can remember. Before that, she would ride her dirt bike next to her mom as she trained for marathons. In elementary school, she remembers being the chubby kid in the back of the race waving and smiling at everyone. She still like to stop and give kisses to her family when she sees them on the course. Her fans are what carries her through.
Jaime is taking a break from marathoning this season. In May, she will be running a local 10 mile race “The Broad Street” run where she’s hoping to break 68 minutes.
After six marathons, Jaime has finally learned the importance of cross training to prevent injury. She now does pilates, spinnning and just started lifting seriously last fall. She finds that the weight room is a whole new culture–nothing like running and a whole different type of pain. She didn’t think anything compared to the pain she put herself through during speed work-outs but she has to hand it to weight lifters!! She like the challenge though so now you’ll find her in the gym just as much as out on the trails.
Jaime absolutely loves to dance! She’s the first on the dance floor and the last to leave. Ol’ school rap and hip hop is her favorite but she has to admit, she’ll dance to anything! Zumba gives her the dancing fix I need in her life. She ran a fantastic Zumba session for Slisptreamers this year and everyone was totally hooked on her energy (and talent!)! Thanks Jaime!
Words of ‘Betes Wisdom.
Stay connected–There’s no reason to go it alone!