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UPDATE: 6/5/11
9 weeks into JG Training and things are going great! Just minor ankle aches and pains that are easily maintained with ice and rest after my long runs.

Summer classes start Tuesday, so we'll see how this Summer of Insanity pans outs.

On The Road Again...Well, the track at least :-)

After a year of highs and lows, frustration and joy, 2011 started with a "GO" from the two referees in my life for the past 4 physical therapist and my surgeon! at 4:30 pm on 12/31/10 my PT surprized me with "are you ready to go solo?" I was so shocked and amazed that only after two, 10 minute sessions on a treadmill (preceded by 8 weeks of tri-weekly therapy sessions) I was released into the wild. Well, the open air of the high school track. No road running for at least the first 3 weeks. So we're going to try again to train for and complete a marathon, improve my blood pressure (6 months and no meds!) and lose weight (which is impossible for me to do without extended exercise). So lets see if two years later, I will make more than two of my goals. Wish me luck!



After a 6 month hiatus due to back to back ankle injuries, I am running again and training for a marathon this fall. I trained for and ran my first 1/2 Marathon last year using the Jeff Galloway method and I am a true believer that ANYONE can run using his process! I now know that I will be a runner for life, no matter how big (or hopefully small) I will be.

My over all goal is improved health and weightloss, but have other goals such as the marathon, a triathalon and to help and inspire others through my running.

SparkPeople is an amazing website and no matter how often I may "fall off the wagon", once I sign back onto to SparkPeople, I find the motivation to continue.

Member Since: 1/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 24,993

My Goals:
2011 GOALS:
(Released 12/31/10 by physical therapist & surgeon to return to running schedule)

Complete Cowtown 5k (February 27th)

Run Half-Marathon

Run Full Marathon
(December or Jan 2012)

Begin training for 2012 triathalon.

Log 17,000 Spark America Fitness minutes.

Lose 30 lbs by 12/31/11

Graduate College this year- whoo hoo!!!

2010 GOALS:


Complete a Half-
Marathons in under 2:45. (Due to injury, moving this goal to 2011)

Complete a marathon.

Complete a Duathalon or Triathalon

Be down to 155lbs by end of December 2010

Log 15,000 SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes

2009 GOALS:

Complete a Half-Marathon (completed 12/13/10 in 2 hrs 49 minutes!)

Obtain 10,000 Sparkpoints by end of year.

My Program:
UPDATED 4/1/2010

1.Calorie consumption range of 1300-1500 (with one day allowed at 1700)

2. Reduce wheat products to no more than twice a week.

3. Reduce meat consumption to only 6 oz per day (to help body and planet).

4. Reduce and eventually eliminate dairy products (due to allergies)


2 short runs a week (2-4 miles)

1 long run a week (greater than 6 miles)

At least 1 day with no exercise.

2 days of walking 2-4 miles OR cycling for 90 minutes OR Water-jogging 30 minutes.

At least 2 days of strength training.

Personal Information:

Other Information:
Happily married to high school sweetheart of 25 years. One fabulous athletic son who is a Sophomore in college and playing baseball.

My husband and I LOVE to cook! We also enjoy travel, baseball (college, minor and major league), independant films, all kinds of music and entertaining in our home.

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