For John Silva, a runner from Chicago, Fleet Feet's No Boundaries 5k program was the impetus for a much-needed lifestyle change.
It all started with an ad in the Chicago Reader that said, Do you want to start running? It was in the spring of 2009 and John Silva, now 46, and his wife were expecting their first child. Silva examined the ad closer. It was from Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, and it described a group training program called No Boundaries. We Train You, it said. Silva was sedentary and severely overweight, and he knew that with a child on the way, something had to change. Perhaps this was the very motivation he needed.
So, he signed up, and got a water bottle, a t-shirt, and a jacket. The trouble was, he was so big that even the largest shirt and jacket wouldn’t fit him. He accepted the water bottle and started moving ... one arduous step after another.
Ready for your own transformation? No Boundaries starts in Raleigh and Morrisville on September 28th. If you're not sure the program's for you, join us for an info session:
North Raleigh info session: Monday, September 18th at 6:30 PM
Wade Avenue info session: Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 PM
Morrisville info session: Thursday, September 21st at 6 PM