Comments from other customers of Fleet Feet Sports:
"I have always had a love-hate relationship with running. I have never been good at running so I dreaded every time I decided to do it. But there was always a sense of accomplishment afterward that I loved. It didn’t help matters that I was never consistent. I would run for a few weeks, get a little crazy and sign up for a 5k then I wouldn’t run again for months. It was a vicious cycle.
Last year my friend Kathy mentioned she would be mentoring the No Boundaries program with Fleet Feet. I figured if I was ever going to really learn how to run, be consistent, and enjoy it, this was my chance. I am not going to lie, it was tough but the best part was the support. With scheduled group runs each week I received support and motivation from the coaches, mentors, and my fellow runners. Twelve weeks after the start of No Boundaries it was time for our graduation run, Joy to Life. I had run this race the previous year so I had an idea of the time I wanted to beat. Thanks to Fleet Feet and the No Boundaries program I beat my previous year’s time by 3 minutes and 20 seconds. Three weeks after that I set a personal record at another 5k and had shaved another minute off my time. Needless to say, this program works!
Now I don’t dread going for a run, I look forward to it. There is still a large group of us that get together 2-3 times per week and we continue to motivate and support each other. Without this amazing group I wouldn’t be signed up for my first half marathon later this year." - Adrienne Mayben
"Three months ago if you had told me I would be running, I would have laughed! Me a runner?
Have you ever seen someone running on the side of the road and thought, “Now, that’s crazy!” I have. But, secretly I wanted to do that. How can they make something so hard look so easy and seem happy? Yes, I had tried running in the past and yes I had failed. I had written running off. You know the excuses, “I’m too old”, “I don’t have an athletic build!” and the worst excuse of all for me was, “I’m afraid to go into a place like Fleet Feet, they will take one look at me and think what you are doing here?”
Boy was I surprised at how wrong I had been about running and runners themselves! This place is so much fun. And I found out that runners come in all sizes and ages. Some are fast and some are slow; some are experienced and some are newbies (like me). But guess what it just doesn’t matter, all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other! The best part is that you have coaches and mentors every step of the way. You are never alone in this journey.
It is so hard to explain to people how much fun and exciting running can be. Oh yeah, and there are different levels of running: you can walk, combine walking and running or just run.
“No Boundaries” motto is: Running Changes Everything! And it does; not only do you look and feel better, but running gives you confidence. There is nothing that makes you feel better than to set a goal and then meet it!
We as healthcare workers don’t get a lot of thanks or pats on the back-but when you run with Fleet Feet you are always rewarded for your hard work!
And trust me there is nothing better than completing a 5K race and having about 20 people clapping and shouting your name when you cross the finish line!" - Rachel Loflin