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First Half Marathon - Not as planned but completed!

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Like many people on Spark, I feel like I have been on a never ending road to reaching my weight loss goal, but I have made some other amazing accomplishments along the way.

First of all, I love to exercise! I never thought I would say that! I have fallen in love with Zumba, Kickboxing and Jillian Michael's workouts. I have also discovered that waking up at 4:45 A.M. to complete a workout program with your husband is a great way to start the day! The feeling after a great workout is the BEST!

On 3/20/10 I ran my 1st 5K and learned why people love RACE DAY! I do not run to win the race, but love the adrenaline of race day, and the chance to beat my own time. In March of 2011, I ran my first 10K!!! 2013 was a big year for me - the big 4-0 and the decision to train for my 1st half marathon. On Labor Day I ran my 2nd 10K. On November 17th I completed my first half - not as well as I would have liked, due to an injury, but I finished!

So...I did not reach my weight loss goal, but I HAVE accomplished a lot! One step at a time!!! I know one thing - I will NEVER GIVE UP!

Member Since: 10/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,599

My Goals:
Lose the weight for good this time!

5K races:
3/20/10- 1st race!!! Done!
4/10 - Goal met!
4/18-3rd race & New Year's Resolution -Goal met!
10/31/10 - Halloween 5K Goal met!
12/26/10 -Treadmill Christmas 5K & Best time 29:23!!!
4/18/11 - 1st 10K! Done!
12/3/11 - Jingle Bell 5K
6/2/12 - 5K Running for a Cure- Done!
06/01/13 - 2nd Annual 5K Running for a Cure! DONE!
9/2/13 10K DONE!
11/14/13 Half Marathon DONE!
4/19/15 2nd Half Marathon DONE!

My Program:
* Drink 10+ glasses of water

* Track food 1200-1550 calories daily

*30 + mins cardio:
Elliptical & Running

Cardio + strength training:
JM 90 Day Revolution

Personal Information:
2014 Short term goals:
Heal! Heal! Heal!
Focus on food intake.

Long term goals:
Train and complete 2nd half marathon & some type of mud run.

Meet weight loss goal.

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    2057 days ago
    Happy belated birthday, DONE GIRL!
    Here's to another 365 days around the sun!
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