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my first medal! 1st in my age group, 30-34. Ran one mile in 8:13.

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me crossing the finish line at my first 5k race!

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My goal is to be healthy, and have a healthy relationship with food. I've been on both ends - overeating and undereating.

I'm hypoglycemic, so eating small meals throughout the day works best for me, as well as a lower carb intake. I aim for 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat.

I started weight lifting in February 2012, and I absolutely love it! I'm constantly surprised at how strong I'm getting and the improvements I see each week.

Member Since: 4/16/2006

Fitness Minutes: 31,634

My Goals:
My goal is to maintain my current weight, to keep a healthy lifestyle with good food choices and regular exercise, and to tone my body.

Fitness goal: Building strength & muscle through New Rules of Lifting for Women.

My Program:
Weight Lifting 2x per week
Running 2x per week
Yoga once per week

Food = Fuel!

I do my best to fill my diet with whole, "real" foods and very little processed stuff. I focus on high fiber and a diet of 40% carbs, 30% fat and 30% protein and about 1400-1700 calories per day.

Personal Information:
I live in central PA, and I have an amazing husband and a great (twin) sister who help to keep me motivated.

race PRs:
10K: about 1hr
5k: 31:20
1 mile: 7:35

2012 races:
June 16: Warrior Dash 1:14:19
July 29: SP Virtual 10k - 1:17:06
August 25: Truskey 10k - 1:27:10
October 27: Diabetes 5k - 33:38

November 11: Great American Smokeout 5k

2011 races:
April 9: Believe in Hope 5k - 39:26
June 11: Warrior Dash - 1:37:42
June 25: The Loop - missed
August 6: Run for Ashley 5k - 31:20
August 27: Truskey Memorial 5k - missed
September 9: Market Street Mile - cancelled
September 24: Ashland Dare Mile - 7:35
October 1: Seasons Change 10k - around 65 minutes

2010 races:
June 26: Ringtown Loop 5k - 32:58

Other Information:
My fave quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

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    of course, a girl can never have enough shoes!!
    2902 days ago

    I purchased Altras yesterday. A Zero Drop shoe. Seriously wide toe box! And I size 7. I normally wear 5.5-6 (regular shoes) Coach said I could run in them because I have good running form! WOOT!

    Took them for a spin today.... love them!

    Toe gets a little more purple every day, just waiting it out. The Altras are 1/2 size larger than my Brooks. We'll see how these work out.

    Next time though I'm checking out Zappos and hope to purchase my shoes a little cheaper. Although Coach did throw in socks and then I got my 10% discount. WOOT!

    And Coach said I should get over 350 miles on these sh0es. For now my plan is to rotate shoes. I have 3 pair. High mile days - Altra. Mid mile days - newer Brooks. Low mile days or trail run days - older Brooks.

    2902 days ago
    Thanks for your advice about my toenail. I wear shoes that are at least 1/2 a size larger, I think they are a whole size larger than my foot.

    I have small feet. I wear size 5.5 - 6 dress shoes. My running shoes have always been 6.5.

    I have gone to the running store since I started running to be fit for shoes. However I was in the wrong shoes for 2 years. Yup, fitted at a running store and in the wrong shoes.

    I'm finally in the right shoes, but I swear I should be getting more life out of them!

    I added up my miles today, I have less than 250 miles on these shoes. they should not be breaking down. But in last nights run I could feel my foot through the shoe hitting the ground. :/

    If I have time I'm going to the running store today to talk to them about this.

    Anyway, thanks for your comments! :)
    2904 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    It would seem that Runners need more Iron, since they probably have more Red Blood Cells to provide the needed oxygen for all that running.
    In fact, I have read that some professional runners get a blood transfusion before a race to help them, and many of them train at high altitude places like Denver, so they have more blood cells.
    2998 days ago
  • v MISSG180
    No offense taken at all, it just seemed like you were interested in the topic. It's great to get to talk about what "health" really means!
    3031 days ago
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