Roxanne_Lewis

April 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Ms Roxanne Lewis 


 

My name is Roxanne Lewis and I am 29 years old.
 I started running in primary and the early part of 
secondary school, representing in zonal and district 
sports for both short and long distances. 
As the challenges of academic success heightened 
in secondary school and being involved in various 
other extra-curricular activities, it became
 increasingly difficult to balance. Unfortunately, 
I gave up running. 

After concluding A ‘Levels, I continued unto tertiary 
education,  where I completed my Bsc. in Biology and 
Biochemistry, followed by Dental Hygiene and 
Dental Therapy. 
Always loving physical fitness, I would go to the gym
 whenever I could squeeze some time, but 
I still was not running. It was only in 2017, when I was 
invited by a friend to the Caribbean Colour Splash 5k, 
did I run again. Not having trained for over ten years,
 it took me about 45 minutes to complete and I felt like 
I was going to collapse at various points.

Determined to do better, I participated in three other 5ks 
that year, slowly improving my time and endurance at 
each race. I now attend the gym 2-3 times weekly and
 run at least 4 miles per week. 

On Saturday 31st March 2019, I placed 1st female, 
4th overall, in the Endometriosis
 Support Run/Walk, which was a little under 5kms. 
The weekend after I did Massy Stores 2019 5k - Run for Food, 
where I completed in the top 50 runners. 
My most recent and by far most 
intense race, was the Bush Mountain TT 
Warrior Challenge, on Saturday 13th April, 2019. 
This run took us up Mt. Hololo and
 through the bushy mountain trails of Cascadia. 
Here I placed 4th female. A major challenge
 for me includes finding the time to commit to exercising, 
as I have full work days and many responsibilities at home.
 I do not have a personal trainer, however, I participate a lot 
in fitness classes at the gym, such as spin. I also do not adhere 
to a strict diet, as I have always been of a slim built. 
Exercise goals for me are therefore not body weight centered, 
but rather strength and endurance. 
In closing, I would like to encourage everyone to get involved
 in some form of physical activity. Physical, social, mental and 
emotional well-being, are all improved by exercise. 
Walk a little, you’ll soon be able to jog. 
Before long, the pace of your jog will become a run.


Photos From The Endometriosis Support Run/Walk

Receiving Prize for Endometriosis Support Run/Walk 1st Place FemaleRoxanne Lewis First Place Female Endometriosis Support Run/Walk Roxanne Lewis First Place Female Endometriosis Support Run/Walk

Photos From Massy 5k, Run for Food

Massy 5k, Run For FoodRoxanne Lewis - Massy 5k, Run For FoodApr 6th 2019 Queens Park Savannah Massy 5k, Run For Food Massy 5k, Run For FoodRoxanne Lewis - Massy 5k, Run For FoodApr 6th 2019 Queens Park Savannah Massy 5k, Run For Food

Photos From The Bush Mountain TT Warrior Challenge

 

Bush Mountain TT Warrior ChallengeRoxanne LewisBush Mountain TT Warrior Challenge Bush Mountain TT Warrior ChallengeRoxanne LewisBush Mountain TT Warrior Challenge


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Many thanks to Ms Roxanne Lewis for sharing your story with my readers.

You have certainly inspired me to become more healthy.

I would like to wish you all the best in your future endeavours. 
 

From Sharmila _ SNPhotography108 

 


 

 


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