A 60-year-old grandmother in Arkansas started training on Monday, March 4 for her very first 5k run/walk. The walk is organized by Women Run Arkansas, which currently has over 4,000 women registered from across the state to start the free training clinic this week.
Rosaline Lipe, of the Avilla community, about 20 minutes southeast of Little Rock, is one of the registered participants. She’s excited about starting the training and getting into better shape.
When asked about her reasons for choosing to participate, her reaction was simple.
I wanted to do something active. I feel like I’ve been too sedentary. I thought, ‘It’s only two days a week for 10 weeks; I can commit to that.’
Even after the training clinic and 5k’s completion, the organization still encourages women to stay active with support from networks in cities across the state.
According to the website, “the mission of WRA is to address the special needs of women’s fitness, while promoting health and fitness through running and walking.” The organization’s goal is to simply help women, of all abilities, to get up and get moving.
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