For as long as I can remember, I have had weight and poor self-image problems. In my mid-60s I found myself living alone and care taker for my mother. Watching her struggle getting up and down out of a chair made me realize I needed to get fit for my older years! My main activities were working, eating, sleeping, and packing on the pounds. I came up off my sofa and started walking.
My son's new wife told me about NoBo at Fleet Feet. In February 2012 I stepped into a world I never knew could exist for me. I'll never forget the joy and amazement I felt my first time running. This was something I never thought nor dreamed I could do. Even my brother has commented several times how my completing 5Ks is so out of character and how different I have become. I tell the participants in NoBo (yes, I am a mentor now!) "don't compare yourself to the people in front of you--compare yourself to who you were last week."
- Janie Sineath