Photo by Jessica GallagherKesha Wimpey tries on a wedding dress, helped by Betsi Strain of Simple Elegance Bridal and Formal Wear.

Some might think of running as a kind of deliberate torture; where the body is pushed to and beyond its physical limits, in an exhausting exercise that takes place in all weathers.

Melanie Boyd/Times-GeorgianJustin Parks has battled a life-threatening diagnosis head-on and continues to defy the odds as a professional triathlete.

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Photo by Ricky StilleyCarrollton Police Department Office Josh Perry

Photo by Ricky StilleyBrian McLeod is the owner and CEO of Archstone, a landscape construction and design company based in Carrollton

Photo Illustration by Ricky StilleySchool teachers can face stress from a variety of sources, as Central Elementary School teacher Katie McKenzie and some of her third grade students helped illustrate.

Photo by Ricky StilleyYoga and Zumba are alternates to traditional exercise.

Photo by Ricky StilleyYoga instructor Johnna Langlo

Photo by Ricky StilleyKaitlyn Smith and Eric Johnston.

Photo by Ricky StilleyBicyclists cross the bridge over Buffalo Creek on the Carrollton GreenBelt.

Photo by Ricky StilleyGreg Denney jogs on the Carrollton GreenBelt near Hay's Mill Rd.

Photo by Ricky StilleyAusten Bingham and his daughter Phoebe enjoy a warm spring day on the Carrollton GreenBelt.

Regions Field, photo courtesy of the Birmingham Barons and the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Alabama Splash Adventure is a water park and amusement park, located off Interstate 20/59 in Bessemer, just west of Birmingham.