April Participant of the month, Jeremy Bailey

Jeremy Bailey participates in Beckley Running group and is the April Participant of the Month

Jeremy is 44 years old and hails from Beckley, WV. About 10 years ago he found himself at the lowest point in his life. Drugs and alcohol had destroyed him and caused depression.

One day I decided to change all that around 8 years ago,” says Jeremy.  Jeremy rediscovered his faith, and his thought process changed completely. He started exercising at the gym in the evenings after work. Then he decided to try running! “I remember like it was yesterday of how bad it hurt the first few times. Couldn’t even run a mile!” he exclaimed. All the friends Jeremy has met through Active SWV find that hard to believe, because Jeremy is an incredible runner.

Over the past few years, Jeremy has progressed a lot and has had a blast participating in local races. He started out with a 5K then worked his way up to a 50k. With all the great races available in the New River Gorge, who knows what’s next?

“Staying active has completely changed my life for the better, mentally and physically,” says Jeremy. He would highly recommend anyone join an Active SWV program. Jeremy has met so many amazing people that he now calls friends. 

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