At 64 years old, From Fat to Finish Line’s Run Your First Mile graduate Ann Paserchia wants to tell everyone that it’s never too late to start running.
The journey begins with the first step
“I always admired watching other people run. I was kind of envious of them. I would see Jennifer Roe, a friend of mine from my Weight Watchers group and one of the founders of From Fat to Finish Line run races like the New York City Marathon and I was in awe. I would ask her all sorts of questions about running. She told me about their amazing FFTFL community group and that they were beta testing a free Run Your First Mile Training Plan program. I decided to see if I could run too.”
Ann signed up for the program and began her running journey. Week by week, she completed the steps that Head Coach Rik Akey sent. She not only enjoyed the plan but also credits the support she received from the group for her success in keeping going.
“There’s no stopping me now. I am feeling stronger and seeing changes on the scale. It has boosted my confidence and self-esteem.
Ann is not only a proud graduate of the Run Your First Mile program but went on to complete the beta test of FFTFL’s Run Your First 5K Training Plan program as well. She is now currently one of the beta testers of the FFTFL Run Your First 10K Training Plan program and is looking forward to a healthy future that includes a running lifestyle. “There’s no stopping me now. I am feeling stronger and seeing changes on the scale. It has boosted my confidence and self-esteem. ‘I know I can’ has been my mantra since starting this journey.”
Ann believes that getting fitted for good shoes, setting small achievable goals, and listening to your body is key. She says, “I would’ve never imagined that at 64 years old I would start running and loving it. You can do it too. Ease into it slowly and just take one day at a time.”'I know I can’ has been my mantra since starting this running journey. - Ann Paserchia Click To Tweet
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