I am so excited and honoured to be here as a Sweat Pink ambassador! I am a wife and mum of two young boys from Sydney, Australia.
In 2012, I lost 20kg in a lifestyle overhaul in order to keep up with my boys. Along the way I taught myself to run and discovered I was actually pretty good at it! Soon enough people started asking me for running advice and tips on becoming a runner. One night while I was running on the treadmill at the gym, I asked a friend “If I started a running group, do you think anyone would come?” Her answer “I would!”
So that’s how my running group Rachel’s Runners was born! A thought turned into an idea, which turned into a social running group. At the first session in February 2013, ten people came. A year and half and five groups later, we now have a group of 150+ members and sessions of up to 60 participants! Non-runners have learned to run 5k, 10k, half marathons!! And the biggest non-runner of all that started this whole thing off (me) is now training to run her second marathon in 6 months!!
I never, ever imagined that in the year I turned 40 I would be a runner, let alone inspiring others to do the same.