Janelle Traver

portrait_Janelle_Traver_blankJanelle Traver  – “MileTwentyEight”




Jenelle is the voice behind http://www.miletwentyeight.com. Jenelle is a Speech Pathologist in a local school district in Upstate NY. She is into anything fitness or running oriented. Jenelle also loves with my husband, dogs, traveling and Indie Music.

How do you or how would you like to Shake up the Planet?

I shake up the planet by sharing myself to as many that will listen through blogging athttp://www.miletwentyeight.com.  My blog mainly focuses on my running: training, racing, etc.  I use Mile Twenty Eight as a way to motivate newbie runners and share tales of successes as well as failures with other seasoned runners.  I also throw in some of my favorite things, like Drink Chia and traveling adventures!

How do you Shake up your Life?

I try to keep my life balanced.  I love running and working out, but I know there’s more to life than just fitness.  I enjoy learning ways to eat healthy, traveling, meeting and sharing ideas with other athletes, blogging, and spending time with friends/family.  I also make sure to always have special time for my husband and our dogs.

How do you Shake it Baby?

I run.  I have raced every distance from under a mile to a marathon.  I love it all.  I’m definitely better at the longer distances, but I “shake it” up once in a while by trying a distance I haven’t run in a while.  It keeps me itching for more and striving to achieve my best.

What is your profession?

I am a Speech Pathologist in a local school district.

What is one achievement you are most proud of?

One achievement that always sticks out for me is when I won a local 8k race.  I didn’t go into it thinking I could win, but as the race went on, I thought of all of the hard work I had put and how I deserved to win.  I wanted it!  I pushed harder than I ever had before and took first place female overall.  It was an awesome feeling hearing everyone cheer for me.  I’m definitely proud of that moment.

Favorite music/band:

I like Indie Music.  Some of my favorite bands include: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The XX, Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Grimes.  The list could probably go on and on…

What do you like about Drink Chia?

As an athlete, I am always looking for ways to supplement my hard work, training, and recovery.  Drink Chia provides me with good hydration for both pre and post workout.  I feel I recover quicker an perform better.

Anything else you want to tell us?

I am married to a runner/athlete. He is an incredible runner and the source of my inspiration to improve as a runner myself.  He also fell in love with Drink Chia after I introduced him to it.