Livingston Elementary teachers Eric Shaw and Michael Miller completed the New York City Marathon on November 5, 2017, hope to inspire their students through fitness and by displaying a healthy lifestyle.
Mr. Shaw and Mr. Miller began training 16 weeks prior to the race, running 4-5 times per week ranging from 3 miles all the way up to 20 miles. Mr. Shaw completed the marathon in 3 hours 55 minutes, just short of his goal time. Mr. Miller hopes to continue running and making his goal of finishing a marathon under 4 hours.
“Our students at Livingston School are young, grades K-4 and most of are not really sure how challenging running a marathon is. Our goal is to be positive role models through fitness. Over the past few years we have incorporated more fitness based games and activities in our PE classes to promote a healthy lifestyle. You don’t always have to play the traditional sports such as basketball, soccer, hockey, etc. You just have to find activities that keep you moving and healthy,” said Mr. Shaw. Mr. Miller shared “We found our love for running as it was a way to stay fit and it was an easy way to set a great example for our elementary students and our high school athletes. Eric and I both love the challenge to get better and better with each run. Looking forward to our next race already!”