HIGHLAND (KSL NEWS) — Utahn Shirlee Webb, 63, knows how hard it is to take the first step to get healthy and fit, but now she’s in the running to be featured on the cover of Runner’s World magazine.
Webb loves to get outside and run anyplace and in all weather.
“It’s been my sanity, I would say,” Shirlee said.
She never thought she would enjoy running when a friend asked her to go jogging 30 years ago.
“At that time I weighed 235 pounds, I just had my fifth baby in seven years,” Webb said. “I laughed. I said, ‘Are you kidding? You really want me to go running?’”
But Shirlee did start running. She started slowly, but something in her changed with her efforts, and her husband noticed right away.
“Now, you don’t want to make me cry, but I will tell you that she’s a very inspirational woman,” Tom Webb said.
After Shirlee had her first child, she became severely depressed.
“I was hospitalized for three months, and I even went through shock treatments,” Shirlee said.
But she worked her way through it. And when she discovered running, she left depression in the dust.
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