Since July 2012, Boise Galloway Training has welcomed hundreds of runners of all shapes, ages, sizes and abilities. Even though they have all be very different and diverse individuals, their experiences of being part of this amazing group have been positive. Here are some of their thoughts on our training:
I started with the Galloway program the very first season in 2012 with just 17 other people … and was unsure if I could actually run the 5k I was training for. Well, I did it, and that ‘win’ motivated me to further push myself and set new running goals each year. I ran my first marathon less than two years later! The program has grown to over 100 people most seasons … and it’s because of our amazing Program Director, Louise, and because of our motivated and courageous members. The Galloway approach ensures a safe, injury-free method, that no one ever runs alone, that everyone has a place and a pace, and you compete with yourself, not each other. I’ve been a Pace Group Leader for most of my Galloway participation, and have loved running first half marathons with several team members. It’s amazing what a person can do when they set their intention, and follow-through with actions during the season leading up to race day. Being part of someone finishing their first race is inspiring, and nothing compares to experiencing post-finish smiles, hugs, and high-fives for their accomplishment! ~ Randi B.
I started with Boise Galloway in 2015 running my first ever marathon. I continued with this fabulous group and in 2016 had a total knee replacement and was able to run a half marathon 4 months later because of the interval running and easy rehab. In 2017, I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Endometrial cancer and despite 6 chemo treatments, 25 radiation treatments and 3 ultra-high dose radiations, I was able to complete the 2016 Onward Shay Half Marathon. Running made me feel “normal” and I could forget that I had cancer. I’m 2 years cancer free and continue to so appreciate this supportive team. I’ve never run alone and have made life-long friends. I have no doubt I made it successfully though my medical challenges because of Boise Galloway. ~ Jayne B.
This program has enriched my life in so many wonderful ways. When I joined Galloway I couldn’t run down the block and by the end of the season I ran a half marathon. With the running, my overall health and wellness were greatly enhanced, but something bigger and unexpected happened. I found myself in the middle of an incredible community full of supporters who helped me reach my running goals. Support came from runners of all levels, fast and slow, young and old, who were ready with advice, encouragement when needed, and a lot of good conversation and jokes as the miles passed by. I have met fabulous people and have made amazing friends over the past 3 years. Priceless, all of it. ~ Wendi Z.
Running with Boise Galloway changed my life. I never saw myself as a runner because every time I tried, it wasn’t fun and I felt like a failure. The Galloway run walk run method helped me start with small goals, stay motivated, and eventually work towards longer distances without feeling too tired or sore afterwards to want to do it again. Now I’m training for my first marathon, and I know exactly how I’m going to get there.
~ Erin D.
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