My neighbour's GP suggested she gets moving and does some exercise to help her get over her low mood after losing her husband. She's 69 and decided to give ParkRun a go having heard about it from her daughter. She went on her own for the first couple of times - she is not at all "sporty" but boy is she determined to get herself back on track - and then asked me whether I'd like to go with her. I've now done four and I am completely hooked!
For those who don't know, it's a free, walk/run on a 5km course, there are literally hundreds of groups, it is not a race, you only compete against your own personal best time. There is always a "Tail Walker" to look out for stragglers and all levels of fitness are welcome. Last Saturday I walked 5 kms in 51 minutes! We were joined by a woman who has lost 7 stone and had a knee replacement in March! I was so impressed by her.
I'm impressed by myself too!
Anyone else do ParkRuns?
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