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Welcome to my Spage! I'm a wife, mom of four, mammaw of two, a runner, a Paralegal and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Lifestyle/Weight Mgmt Consultant. With a very busy schedule, I know something about the need for balance and have come to greatly appreciate the value of living a happy, healthy and fit style of life.

Keeping priorities in order, simplifying to reduce stress and finding the physical, spiritual and emotional balance I need to make life work for myself & my family are some of the milestones I have encountered on my personal path to wellness. I encourage anyone seeking a healthier life to consider taking the first step on your personal path, maintaining your focus and taking one step at a time as each lesson you learn becomes a "positive" that will move you closer to reaching your fitness goals. May you realize your potential AND most importantly, your VALUE!! You CAN do this!!!


3/24/07 Healthcare Classic 5 K (34:20)
10/11/08 Komen Race for the Cure 5K (28:44)
11/8/08 D.A.S.H. 5K (28:27.61)
11/27/08 Fast Freddies 5 mi Foot Fest (47:39.75)
3/7/09 Anthem 5K Classic (27:08)
4/11/09 Papa John's 10 Miler (1:41:26)
4/25/09 KY Derby 1/2 (2:34:05)
10/10/09 Komen Race for the Cure 5 K (28:07)
10/18/09 Louisville Half Marathon (2:15:24.50)
11/26/09 Fast Freddies 5 mi Foot Fest (47:19.35 clock)
3/6/2010 Anthem 5K Classic (26:57) PR
4/3/2010 Papa John's 10 Miler (1:34:35) PR
4/24/2010 KY DERBY 1/2 (2:03:43)
5/2/2010 Lincoln Nat Guard Half Marathon (2:01:39)
8/1/2010 Chicago Rock n Roll Half (2:02:43)
8/7/2010 CCHS Cross Country 5K (28:44) Masters 40+ Champ
9/11/2010 Lanesville Heritage 8 Miler (1:14:24) Div 3rd
10/2/2010 DSL 5K (26:57) Div 1st
10/31/2010 Iron Horse 1/2 (2:04:52)
11/25/2010 Fast Freddies 5 mi Foot Fest (45:22)
1/30/2011 Miami ING 1/2 (2:05:02)
2/26/2011 Anthem 5K (25:38) PR
3/12/2011 Rhodes City Run 10K (54:12) PR
3/26/2011 JASR Pittsburgh Half (2:12:40) -w/ injury
11/24/2011 Fast Freddies 5 mi Foot Fest (44:56.72) PR -comeback
3/3/2012 Anthem 5K (27:05)
3/17/12 Rhodes City Run 10K (54:16)
3/31/12 JASR Pittsburgh Half, relationship celebration (2:24.33)
4/28/12 Ky Derby Mini Marathon-1/2 (2:02.23)
9/1/12 Indianapolis Women's Half (2:01:33.5 gun time) chip malfunction - a PR :)
10/14/12 Iron Horse Half, training run w/ dd (2:24:50)

Member Since: 3/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 44,855

My Goals:
Reduce Body Fat - Increase Lean Body Mass

5 to 6 days per week consistency in exercise & maintain a healthy weight.

Run a Full Marathon

My Program:
Healthy/Clean Balanced Nutrition

Running (3 - 5 x wk)

Cross Training = Swim, Aqua Jogging. Intervals, Cycling (etc) I love variety!

Strength Training:
(2 - 3 x wk ) TRX Suspension Training, Body Weight Calisthenics

Core Conditioning and Flexibility Training w/ Yoga or Pilates - 2 X wk


Personal Information:
I'm from Southern Indiana, near Louisville and an avid reader of books on the topics of fitness, nutrition & personal development.

ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach

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    Deej - Glad to have you on the REAL team. It will be a great year for sure! Keep posting. See ya around! Terri
    5276 days ago
    Hi Deej- I just wanted to thank you for joining our group. Like I said before, it is small and cozy and I've gotten to know the ladies on there very well. They are all very nice and have their own things to add to the group.
    5280 days ago
    Hey Deej,
    Thanks for believing in!! I'm glad you like my crazy poetry! ha ha.
    Keep on Runnin!
    5363 days ago
    Hello. I was just browsing the site, and came across your page.
    I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to our team. It is called "OVERCOMING OBSTACLES".
    It is a forum that my wife (Tickle*Me*Pink-aka Carol) formed. At first, it was for people with a disabitliy,but now it's expanded to everyone..disability or no disability. As a matter of fact, more then 1/2 of the group do not have a disability. Carol says "it's like a bunch of angels carrying all of us to our goals"

    The link is located on my sparkpage, and the main discussion room is still named "disabiltiies group".
    People post their successes in life,their obstacles, their personal stories, motivation to succeed, advice, different health obstacles, parents' topics, different age rooms, losing baby fat, books insight, crafts, literary, recipes, motivation..etc.etc..and there's even a thread for jokes(to name only a few).. There are many little challenges posted , to give us a little added "spark", too.. (maybe you can come up with a challenge too--all you need to do is to contact Tickle*Me*Pink through sparkmail or check out her sparkpage..)..if you don't feel up to a challenge for now, you will definately find comfort and encouragement in any of the rooms you browse in...

    I was hoping that you will click the link, join the group, and come to post in the main room,("disabilities group forum") & maybe share some of your own successes,obstacles, goals, etc..for us to all get aquainted,better. As you read some of the posts in there, you will see some amazing accomplishments, before and after joining sparkpeople. Spark coach Jen is a member of our team, also, and is willing to help everyone.

    We hope to welcome you! (my wish is that everyone here on sparkpeople has a place to meet..wether they attend to other groups, I feel it is important that there is a place like that..PLEASE feel freeee to invite your friends in with you..I know they'll be almost as delighted as we are to welcome you to the" place where people congregate"!! )
    I hope you will click on my sparkpage, and add a comment if you need any questions answerred. (or you can sparkmail Carol or myself..we are more then willing to help)

    p.s..I admit.. this invite is a bit'll be surprised though..when you read my posts in the forum..they are short LOL well.. except for some of the jokes..which I am trying to shorten LOL (I just wanted to tell you as much as I could here, to make you comfortable and familiar and to feel welcomed)
    5390 days ago
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