Do You Want to Start Running?

It all started with an ad in the Chicago Reader that said, Do you want to start running? It was in the spring of 2009 and John Silva, now 46, and his wife were expecting their first child. Silva examined the ad closer. It was from Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, and it described a group training program called No Boundaries. We Train You, it said. Silva was sedentary and severely overweight, and he knew that with a child on the way, something had to change. Perhaps this was the very motivation he needed.

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