Her coach Jenn says she comes to every class, smiles the entire time — even when she’s running up ski hills — and has advanced so much in the program. “It is hard to believe that she hasn’t been active prior to MOTR when watching her.”
Liji says she joined Moms on the Run because she wanted to shed her post-pregnancy excess weight. She was struggling to get into shape and her health conditions (hypothyroidism and Polycystic Ovarian Disease) made it even harder. Her sister, who is a doctor, encouraged her to start some exercise and strength training.
Liji doesn’t have a driver’s license, but that hasn’t stopped her either. Her husband, Deepak, and two daughters, 7-year-old Kashish and 3-year-old Kaneesha, drive her to every class. She has not missed one. And the MOTR effect has worn off on her husband too: Liji says she is thrilled that her husband has started to run because of her involvement in MOTR.
“The supportive group is what keeps me coming back,” Liji explains, “as well as the new challenges. Sometimes, I feel tired or have leg pain, but the moment I get ready for MOTR and get into my shoes the energy comes back and the pain vanishes. I truly feel blessed to be part of this wonderful group.”