Not a naturally sporty person - Geraldine

I am not a naturally sporty person and have never really stuck to any exercise for more than a couple of months. After some gentle persuasion and attending a local gym for a couple of months I went along to a mixed ability session in September last year......and can easily say it's one of the best things I've done! It didn't matter that I had never run before in my life...well not since secondary school as both the leaders Anne-Marie and Jayne and all the ladies were so friendly and welcoming.  In mid-October, I upped it to two sessions a week and in January took part in my first ever 5K ParkRun. I quickly noticed my fitness and ability improving and I felt healthier and fitter by the week. I have lost weight and inches and my clothes fit better. The sessions are tough and there were times when I went through excuses in my head as to why I couldn't go but it was so worth it to go along each time. Words cannot describe the sense of achievement and well being you feel at the end of each session. The friendly nature of the group and the support and encouragement you get is wonderful. No one is competitive and we all help one another to progress at our own pace and ability whilst having fun along the way. I can now call myself a runner and it's all down to the wonderful ladies of the Any1CanRun group.

10 March, 2020

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