We all know exercise is important, but it can be hard to maintain a consistent workout routine.

One Lehigh Valley man gets moving every day, and he's not slowing down any time soon.

Jeff Juretus just turned 72 on October 5, and Wednesday marks a milestone for him. He's been running along the Little Lehigh Parkway every single day for the past 14 years.

Jeff's need to stay moving started in 1983, when his dad was getting ready for his second open-heart surgery.

Seeing his dad in that condition and noticing all the medications he took every morning flipped a switch for Jeff, who decided he was going to focus on his health. He watches what he eats and he is active.

Jeff and his two labs start each morning with a run, regardless of the weather.

He's run through rain, snow and even two hurricanes!

They aren't short runs either, as Jeff runs between 8 and 13 miles every weekday, and about 16 miles on the weekends.

Jeff says he didn't get started with the intention of keeping a streak going, but he says something just clicked.

"After a while, you just get accustomed to it, and just I enjoy it so much. I grew up in this park when I was a little kid and I just love coming to this park every day and that's why I do it," he said.

Over the years, Jeff and his dogs have become familiar faces on the parkway. Some runners in a local running group refer to him as the "Parkway Mayor."

Jeff does occasionally run in other places, and he's run in a ton of marathons and triathlons.

Jeff says he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon.

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