Two years ago l couldn't have run for a bus !
Several years of retirement and a more sedentary lifestyle was beginning to show. The pounds were creeping on and when buying bigger sized clothes was no longer an option, l knew l had to do something to stop the decline. I had never run....not really in school and certainly never voluntarily. I'd heard people talking of the Couch to 5K programmes and liked the sound of it so on a freezing cold night in January l joined one hundred others of all ages and shapes and sizes at the Girls Model running track to begin something which has changed my life.
It wasn't easy ! In fact it was tough going especially at the begining but the coaches were fantastic.....always encouraging and supportive. Meeting twice a week with the same bunch of people who had the same goal felt good. Ten weeks on and so proud to wear our Jog Belfast T-shirts, we all graduated at the Waterworks Parkrun running five kilometers ! A great communal sense of achievement !
Running is now part of my life.....l'm fit and healthy ....a lot slimmer.... all thanks to Jog Belfast !