SGV resident Jan Deach, who recently celebrated July 4 by running the Peachtree Road Race, proudly displays her race number just outside her apartment door. She has participated in the annual event for more than 35 years. Running is a family affair — two of Jan’s grandsons, one of whom has a track scholarship to Wofford College, also ran the Peachtree this year, and her daughter is an avid runner.
Jan, who moved to St. George Village last year, loves to be active. She participates in exercise classes like yoga and Tai Chi, and especially enjoys walking.
“I start my day by walking two or three miles early in the morning,” she says. “That’s how I stay in shape.”
This year, she says she alternated running and walking the Peachtree Road Race. “Every year I say I’m not going to do it again,” she laughs. “But I always change my mind.”