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Last year I did the unimaginable - I ran my first, and second, 5k. I am someone who always said I hated running, but in truth, I just didn't think I could do it. It was hard and the concept of running 3 miles seemed impossible. But I did it, and gained a pride and awe in myself at what I can actually do. This was the first time I think I ever completely accomplished the goal I set out for, but didn't really think I would do. It's given me hope, too. And a passion for that feeling again.

I've also learned how to enjoy the trip, as they say. I learned that as I was running, I could just feel the strength in my body, and be happy about that. I stopped caring so much about my weight and caring more about how I felt, strong and healthy when I was eating well and running.

I hit a fairly big road block mid-summer and went through some major life changes that knocked me back down some. But I'm back up and on my way again. This year, my goal is the Warrior Dash at the end of August. There's plenty of time to get back into running, hone it and work on my strength as well. I will need them all for this race.


Member Since: 1/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 471

My Goals:
To simply learn to live in a way that is healthy and sustainable. I want to lose weight, but I want to still feel good while doing it too.


My Program:
Watching my calories to eat enough, but not too much. I tend to do one or the other. Continue running, adding miles, and add more strength training.



Personal Information:
I live in North Carolina, work full-time and go to school part-time. I'm married to the love of my life, and have 3 kids, 19, 15 and 5. I'm all about my family-they are what bring me my joy.


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  • v TX.PATRICIA
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    How’s the May Determination Challenge going?

    Here are some motivational quotes to keep you going!!

    "It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire you never knew you had.” ~ Robert Brault

    “Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” ~ Cadet Maxim

    “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” ~ Unknown

    Have a healthy week!

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    3615 days ago
  • v CARLA-216
    Happy Birthday, Pam!
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    emoticon and a fairy to grant you your birthday wishes!
    3619 days ago
  • v TX.PATRICIA
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Birthday Blessings

    Instead of counting candles,
    Or tallying the years,
    Contemplate your blessings now,
    As your birthday nears.
    Consider special people
    Who love you, and who care,
    And others who’ve enriched your life
    Just by being there.
    Think about the memories
    Passing years can never mar,
    Experiences great and small
    That have made you who you are.
    Another year is a happy gift,
    So cut your cake, and say,
    "Instead of counting birthdays,
    I count blessings every day!"
    By Joanna Fuchs

    Hope your day is wonderful!

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    3619 days ago
  • v CARLA-216
    YES! Last week was the 5K my No Boundaries group was training for. It meant much more to me than the one Saturday. I blogged about it if you're interested in reading about it. Warning, it's kinda long...cuz I'm great at making a short story long. LOLOL
    3623 days ago
  • v CARLA-216
    My 5K on Saturday went OK. Thanks for asking! I didn't go out there with any intention to be faster than the one from last week due to some muscle soreness. Anyway, it was rather warm, and I had on a (vented) hat, but still felt like I was boiling inside! No more hats for me unless it's below 65 degrees. I finished in 40:40, 2 minutes slower than last week, and that's fine with me!
    3623 days ago
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