“One year ago, I was diagnosed as “pre-diabetic” and my high cholesterol was out of control (was already taking a statin). The doctor decided to wait a year before prescribing metformin for the sugar to see if I would make some necessary changes on my own. I decided to take a beginners running class with FW last summer, and committed to the fall Pint-sized Marathon. I wasn’t the most diligent runner and barely ever ran on my own, only during the class, but did do the race. I’ve run a few times since then. Today, I got my new numbers and I am no longer pre-diabetic, and the cholesterol numbers are down significantly. I have not changed eating habits, or medication. The only change…I move more. This has re-inspired me to get out and run more, and move more in general. Thank you Stephanie and FW for the knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration to do something that I didn’t think I could do before. I’ll be stepping it up this year for sure, both fitness and diet.”