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Still trying to shed 15 pounds! I have moved on to utilizing the Lyn-Genet Plan to determine what foods are not good for me. I have been Vegan for over 5 years and Vegetarian for 23 years. I do not eat processed foods so when I read "The Plan" by Lyn-Genet it really spoke to me. What healthy food was I eating that was not healthy for me?

Determined to drop 20. I had been a smoker for over 20 years. When I quit, 5 years ago, I put on 10 pounds. I have always been a hiker. See a mountain - hike a mountain! However, I always have struggled with my breathing. So, I started running 4 years ago. Since then I have done 3 marathons, 1 ultra, and several 5ks, 10ks, and 1/2's. I still struggle with my breathing.

I am determined to lose this extra 20 (or so) pounds and improve my breathing! I am in this journey with my daughter who is a senior in college. Together we will be losers!!!!!

MOTTO: If you can't run fast, run long!

Races for 2011:
March Stu's 30k - 3:39:05 (fell down at mile 16.5!)
March New Bedford Half Marathon (NEGP) - 2:03:59 (9:28 min/mi pace)!!!!!!!!! PR!
April Merrimack River Trail 10 miler
May James Joyce 10k (NEGP)
May Medical Center 6k (NEGP)
May *******The Shires Marathon***** Goal: sub 5 hours!
June Rhody 5k (NEGP)
June Six in the Stix Trail Run
June All out Trail Run 5 Miler
July Stowe 8 Miler (NEGP)
July Carver Cranberry 5 Miler (NEGP)
August XTERRA Stoaked 14k
August Frenzy in the Forrest 5 miler
September Maple Leaf Half Marathon
September Pisgah 50k Ultra
October Cape Cod Marathon
October Stone Cat 50 miler Ultra ??

Member Since: 1/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 6,253

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to be able to run or hike, AND breathe as the same time.

My next measurable goal will be to run a marathon in under 5 hours.

I would like to reduce my debt, slowly but surely.

My Program:
Run nearly every day - slow and steady wins the race! (or at least finishes it)

Track food and fitness every day.

Drink at least 10 cups of water a day.

Moisturize often!

Personal Information:
New England

Other Information:
I am a vegan athlete

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    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Part of why I was maintaining was I was eating more and running more. I read an interesting article that says ultra runners actually tend to gain weight! emoticon

    I did some further reading and discovered that you have to really diligent about your eating while training. They said to only eat extra on the days you expend the energy unless you are racing then you can load the few days before. The other thing was to pay special attention to your protein and good carb intake to make sure they are balanced and that you are getting enough protein for the amount of training you are doing.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!
    3284 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. emoticon
    3305 days ago
    I love your motto! Long may you run. emoticon
    3319 days ago
  • v RD03875
    Welcome to the New Hampshire Sparkers team! WE are glad to have you. Stop by the team page and say hello and join us in chat.
    3334 days ago