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after smoking for 18 years (heavily) and abusing my body with alcohol and fast food and weight gain...i started running and walking did my first half marathon...slowly now training for full and a 24 hour race.....lots of walking maybe run it all someday..lost 50 pounds but still long way to go....dont want to be a couch potato anymore.....i hope other smokers and non active people in their forties see that if a chain smoker can quit, train, and finish such events that they will also try quitting and accomplishing something important to them....even better if they ask me for help or advice i like to help anyone i can.....bottom line is excuses are the devil.....i had bad knees, back and lungs till i started training and ironically all better

Member Since: 5/10/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,551

My Goals:
this year it is all about finishing the half, full, the ultra...so next year i have a target....i have ambitious goals like boston and 100 miles etc but lets walk before we run ...oops sorry no pun intended.....i quit smoking 6/1/07 and will never smoke again

My Program:
right now walking and jogging and several fitness workouts to finish losing weight and hopefully be running again instead of the walking/jogging

Personal Information:
i started this journey at 273 pounds but just signed up for spark (at 225lbs) because i want to find positive minded people that hope to accomplish goals like marathons or even just a 5k and if it is local or virtual I will try my best to be a true friend supporting unconditionally
new philadelphia ohio

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Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far they can go....

pain is temporary quitting last forever!!!

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