Running is becoming an enthusiastic passion among weight conscious people determined to shed off some extra pounds, and this is done while praying with the rosary in hand to avoid distractions.
This situation has come to light owing to the 50 year old Jan Taylor from New Zealand, who had managed to win the New Zealand Weight Watchers Slimmer of the Year award for her awards and her amazing achievement of shedding a total of sixty three kilograms from an initial one hundred and thirty two kilograms through a period of seven years.
Deciding it was time she should pay a little attention to herself, the kindergarten teacher from Wyndham started to take up the one thing she was assigned to supervise her pupils on: running. “And there has been no looking back. I plan to run on every marathon in every continent; however this year I have missed out. The Great Naseby Water Race took the place of that. This has also somehow trained me for the upcoming New York marathon that will take place in November,” said Taylor who clocked nine hours to complete the fifty kilometers race. The past seven years, she has reportedly taken part and finished fourteen marathons in six continents.
Jan had an aversion to exercising since she can recall however running has put up a whole new perspective and she had been passionate about it for the past seven years. She said she has been hooked to the regimen after she devoured a book by Kerre Woodham on running and participating in the 2009 Paris Marathon. She combines her running with praying and that is the secret to her motivation. The Great Naseby Race was conducted in complimentary parts of 50km, 60km, 80km and 100km in which a total of 156 athletes participated.