I started walking in January 2010 after a lifetime of mostly inactivity. As my fitness levels improved, I walked faster and further. The next obvious progression for me was to start running but I didn’t know how. I wanted to do it safely and with a structured plan and a goal. Up & Running gave me that and so much more. I was able to share the good workouts and the bad workouts with other women who understood. I was able to support and encourage in return; we cheered each other on throughout the course.
At some point during the course, my running improved. The breathing, movement and mental side of the workouts clicked. Not that I can fly now, but I am a runner. And at the end of the course I ran 5K, something I had never thought I would be able to. I could see the difference in my legs; I was so much sleeker after the course than before! Four months on, I’m still training three times a week and I know that my fitness and stamina are improving. I talk about running alot and am always happy to point to Up & Running as a wonderful place to start or continue running.