My life has always evolve around the following mantra: Work. Family. Run. Repeat.

I constantly tackle the challenge of balancing career, family, my running and triathlon passion. I list my work first since most daily hours are spent in front of the laptop. I squeeze every minute of family time that I can out of the remainder of the day. Therefore, running gets the shortest remaining time, but that doesn’t stop me from accumulating as many kilometers as I can.

I started running competitively in 2007. Since then I have ran numerous 10km, half marathons and full marathons. My running dad journey started in 2010 when Jerrell is born. Two years later in 2012, Janelle challenges myself even further to keep a healthy and active lifestyle.

On 21st June, I believe every dad out there recalls the tales of success, defeat, frustration and elation as we tackle new goals, greater distances and increased speed. In my opinion, the most important is to set a right example for my kids to follow. What you have set out to do, never stop till you finish it. After than that, to illustrate the importance of maintain a healthy lifestyle to the kids.

Running dads in Singapore could celebrate today by joining Mileage Father’s Day Run. In view of the recent Nepal earthquake, all profits of the event went to aid affected victims. Awesome job!

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