Running at their own pace
According to Psychology Today, British psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman found that the overall pace of life has increased 10% worldwide since the mid 1990s. In some places, it has even increased by 20%.
Buffalo Ridge Estates residents Tim and Jennifer Knowlton run at a pace of their own, living in the now with their careers and family.
Both East Coast natives, Tim attended La Salle University with a volleyball scholarship and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. During college, Tim developed a love of lacing up his Saucony running shoes, and to date he has completed at least 14 marathons, one being the New York Marathon. Tim accomplished a pace and best time of 2:26.
In the meantime, Virginia-born Jennifer attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in interior design.
Their paths did not cross, like most modern couples, without the help of online dating.
Almost exactly one day shy of a year after they met, they tied the knot at a destination wedding in the Florida Keys.
Tim’s love of running landed him his dream job working at Saucony. After 10 years, Tim made a move to Altra Running, which brought the Knowltons to Colorado from Raleigh, North Carolina in 2020.
Altra Running is a brand under the VF Corporation, the company that also owns brands like North Face and Vans. His current role has him overseeing Altra’s international distribution accounts and now he logs miles in the air rather than on the pavement. While Tim may not be running marathons, he runs five miles during his lunch hour throughout the work week. If he is not doing pavement therapy, Tim is spinning vinyl records and DJ-ing parties in his neighborhood.
The Knowltons expanded their family with twins, Harrison and Oliver. They joke “we should have had three, meaning triplets, because we aren’t busy enough. There is still some blank space on our calendars.” Both boys attend Timber Trail Elementary, turned 10 in October, and keep their parents busy with basketball and hockey. Tim is the coach for Oliver’s hockey team, the Arapahoe Warriors.
Just as talented as her husband, Jennifer worked as a commercial designer for 10 years. She currently works for Koroseal as a sales representative for textiles and wall coverings for commercial design. With an eye for detail and aesthetics, Jennifer wanted to add to her professional portfolio and started up her own business, J. Knowlton Design Studio. Jennifer can be found restyling homes in the area where she works with both residential and commercial clients to re-imagine their space. Her creative skills do not stop at wall paint and window treatments; she also bakes custom cakes made-to-order and spends her time drawing murals for clients or painting watercolors.
By ViVi Somphon, photos courtesy of Jennifer Knowlton