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Well, I am back. . . again.

It has been a few years and I am ready to take control! This site helped me lose 30 pounds several years ago - took at least two to make it happen and I have gained back 15 of those pounds. Time to put on the brakes.

I am heading toward 66 this year and I just want to be the healthiest that I can be. Losing the weight will be a huge help - it will keep my knees, hips and ankles happy as I continue to run marathons, halfs, 5K and 10K's. And of course I want to add new challenges - maybe a longer run and a Sprint Tri. Need to start revisiting my food and fitness.

I lost my oldest sister (by 1 year and 16 days) to esophageal cancer in December 2016 and went through 2 scans recently to determine my issues - no cancer, but, some inflammation that I am currently taking medication for - goal is to get off meds as quickly as possible.

I am active - I run, bike and hike (when possible)! Love running and know that I need to add back in strength training. So, here I am - ready to be accountable!

Member Since: 11/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 51,510

My Goals:
Be aware of what I am doing that sabotages my good intentions-journal daily using the Daily Notes on my nutrition tracker.
Add strength and yoga to my training beginning 3/12/17
Complete a marathon in less than 6:00 hours
Complete my long runs weekly!
Keep streaking with a minimum of 1 mile per day of walking or running.

My Program:
Run club Tuesday/Thursday and Saturdays unless I am racing or volunteering - and then I have to find a way to fit in my long miles.
Hard Core Burn workout - Mondays - excellent core workout with my PT

Personal Information:
Staying active keeps me mentally happy and healthy. My goal is to inspire my great nieces and nephews to make a healthy lifestyle a part of their lives!

Other Information:
Upcoming Events:
3/11/17 Erin Go Braugh 7.77K Run 1:12:46.6 - did 4.5 miles before and 6.2 miles after total miles 15.5 miles
3/18/17 Westminster Six Pack Series - 5 Mile run - did 5.5 miles before the 5miler - 1:05 - 2nd Place Age group - additional 7 miles after to complete 17 miles of training.
3/25/17 - Walker Ranch Loop and Meyer's Ranch Trail - 13.5 miles - a bit over 6 hours
3/26/17 Spring Equinox 4 Mile Run - 56:54 - Windy run - bit chilly - & tired legs result of yesterday's hike!
4/01/17 Westminster Six Pack Series - 10K run - 1:21:56
4/09/17 Spring Prairie Dog Half Marathon - 2:56:29:16 9 and 7 additional miles for a total of 20 for training!
5/07/17 Eugene, OR Marathon
5/14/17 Colorado Women's Classic 10 Mile run
5/21/17 Colfax 10 Mile Urban Tour
5/29/17 Bolder Boulder 10K
6/03/17 Grand Tetons Half Marathon - Vacation Races
7/22/17 Summer Prairie Dog Half Marathon
9/09/17 Revel Run - Marathon - Utah
9/16/17 Fall Prairie Dog Half Mar

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    Hi Betty! Nice to see you back on Spark again. I'm hit and miss. I haven't been able to run in over a year as I have 3 muscle tears (1 in hip and 2 in buttocks). They don't require surgery but the doc said it could take 2 years to heal completely.
    So I have embraced fitness walking! I did 114 miles in January and 86 in February. My goal is to get to 1000 miles in 2017!
    Thanks for stopping by my page. I hope to *see* you around Spark more often.
    1121 days ago
    Just checking in to see how things are going for you.
    1690 days ago
    Welcome back! I'm glad to see some old friends back and moving. Looking forward to sparking along with you again!
    1890 days ago
    Hi...I also am a returnee. I joined up around 2004 and became overwhelmed with trying to manage diet and exercising and gave up till this January when I decided I didn't like the life I was living and wanted to make the changes necessary. I started by making a goal list of 50 things I would like to do in the next two and a half years. Losing 50 lbs. and becoming more active were top on my list. Since January I have lost 20 lbs. and I am preparing to run in my first 5K. I hope to draw inspiration from your example.
    2192 days ago
    Hi there! I just wanted to pop by your page and say hello. I don't know if you remember me, but we met a year or two ago when we were both doing the new you bootcamp. I saw that you're trying to get back on track, starting today. I had slipped quite a bit and today was my first day of getting back on track with my diet and exercise. Just wanted to show you some support and wish you lots of luck! I also wanted to invite you to the spring challenge team of losing 5% of your body weight. I recently joined but it hasn't started yet. Hope you have a great day today!
    2194 days ago
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