Rachel’s Story – Movers, Shakers, and Motivators (VIDEO)

Rachel joined a training group for runners and walkers and completed her first 5k.

Carol: How do you feel Rach?

Rachel: I feel fine

Carol: We did it didn’t we? Lots of training for that huh?

Rachel: Yeah

Carol: Did you like the walk club?

Rachel: Yeah

Carol: Nice people in it, huh?

Rachel: Yeah

Carol: We enjoyed making new friends and meeting some people from the community.

Peter: Rachel loves to walk, this was a really good activity for her.

Kayla: Rachel, I mean she was pushing it every single time. I guess you could call her a leader because I mean she was really consistent. And consistency in this program is very important because if someone sees you being consistent, they’ll do the same thing.

Courtney:Before this walking group….

Phil: We just sat on the couch and …

Courtney: And sat in bed and didn’t get up in the morning (laughing)

Phil:We always thought about exercising but we’d just always make excuses. Now we have to get out.

Courtney: We were inspired by Rachel who brought us together as a training group. She was there at every one of the training groups. She inspired me I know to be there.

Phil: We didn’t want to let the group down.

Courtney: We all seemed like we became instant best friends (laughter). I was just really, it was fun.

Peter: Do you want to do another one?

Rachel: No.

Peter: Oh come on Rachel (laughter)

Carol: We’ll do another one just not today, okay?

Rachel: Okay.


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I like to collect stuff. But non-material stuff-- like friendships, stories, and wisdom from older people with smile wrinkles. This kind of stuff isn't always well organized or labeled in boxes, but it makes up who I am.
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