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My precious daughter's first race. She placed 2nd out of the girls!

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This is my before picture at 195 lbs on a girls trip to The Bahamas in May 2008

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26.2! First marathon complete!

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"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
- Teddy Roosevelt

Races I have run/registered for:

Mcguire's Halloween 5k 10/24/2009- 29:38

Move your Feet to the Beat 5k 11/26/2009- 28:12

Seaside Half Marathon 3/7/2010- 2:12:20

March for Misty 10k 3/27/2010- 1:00:40

Run for the Panhandle 5k 7/31/10- 27:21 (3rd place in my age group)

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon 10/2/2010- 2:20:53

McGuire's Halloween 5k 10/30/2010- 26:11

Women's Half Marathon 11/21/2010- 2:05:32

Bayou, Bay, and Back 5k 1/29/2011- 25:35 (2nd place in my age group)

Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon 2/13/2011- 4:44:10

Eglin AFB Nomad 5k 3/26/2011- 26:09 (3rd place in my age group)

Gulf Coast Half Marathon 4/10/2011- 2:13:51

Girls Inc. Half Marathon 10/8/2011- 2:04:34

Blue Mountain Beach 10k 10/16/2011- 53:39 (1st place in age group, 6th overall woman)

McGuire's Halloween 5k 10/29/2011- 24:47 (2nd place in my age group)

Run for the Redfish Half Marathon 12/3/2011- 1:57:19 New P.R.!

Inagural Relay Round the Bay 40 mile relay race (Leg 3, 6.06 miles) 12/31/2011- 49:00

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon 3/4/2012- 4:19:23

Gulf Coast Half Marathon 4/15/2012-

Pensacola Marathon 11/11/2012-

Member Since: 9/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 34,442

My Goals:
Goal # 1: Lose 40 Lbs and have my maintenance weight be 155 lbs.
*Goal Met 4/30/2009*
I am now fluctuating between 145-148 lbs.

Goal # 2: Run a 5k in under 30 minutes.
*Goal met! 10/24/2009 29:38* (New P.R. is 24:47)

Goal # 3: Run a 10k
*Goal Met 3/27/10 1:00:40*
(New P.R. is 53:39)

Goal# 4: Run a half marathon
*Goal met!
3/7/2010 2:12:20* (New PR is 1:57:19)

Goal #5: Run a marathon
*Goal met! 4:44:10*
(New PR is 4:19:23)

Goal # 6: Run a sub 2:00 half marathon
*Goal Met! 1:57:19*

My Program:
I run 5 days per week with yoga tossed in. I have become addicted to running, it is my passion and helps me keep my sanity!
I try to track my food as often as possible and I also watch my diet pretty closely. I have stopped focusing so much on the scale. I am tired of being held hostage and letting it determine my day.

Personal Information:
I live in Florida with my husband , 5 children and our dog, Lucy. I love to spend time with my family. We enjoy camping together and enjoying the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. I also love to read when I have the time. I am a working Mom who has finally decided to do something for myself!

Other Information:
I can. I will.

"Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win." -Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon Training Motto

"The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one's own person, utterly and completely." -George Sheehan

" It is never too late to be who you might have been."

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    Hope October is a great month for you!!! Keep pushing and never give up!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2547 days ago
  • v SAC-6582
    emoticon and emoticon to the SP's Official Success Stories community.

    3093 days ago
  • v BRHART78
    Thanks and same to you at your race!!! Can't to hear all about it Hope the weather holds out for both our races!
    3127 days ago
    Just a note of thanks....for stepping up to co-lead our Runner Girls United team! Isabelle and I really appreciate it!
    3190 days ago
    Ah man! I didn't know about the wind. I'm so sorry. I would be disappointed too. Just remember, it wasn't you! You would have done it!! You trained awesome!

    I can understand how you feel but I know you will achieve your goal! You have come so far! Keep your chin up!

    I'm feeling much better! I'm so amazed by what not sleeping can do to a person's body (and emotional well-being!) I don't like taking meds but will for as long as I need too. I NEVER want to get to the point I did again!
    3266 days ago
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