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My 4th Half Marathon in 2010 - EWEB - Run to Stay Warm - Eugene Oregon

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December 13, 2012
I have been gone for about a year from Spark people and I am coming back - I have gained about 30 pounds this year and 2013 will be the year I get back to my healthy self.

July 12, 2011
It has been awhile since I updated my Spark Page - I a m really struggling to keep the spark going. I don't mean that I have fallen off the wagon - I am in the best phyiscal shape I have ever been in. I continue to drop the pounds - I am down to 195 - which I didn't even think was possible. I mean I was at 205 for so long that I thought that was it for me. I am now bouncing between 194-200 and thats a very good thing.

The first half of the year has been very trying or me and I guess that is why I am trying to get my spark back. I have gotton a divorce and lost my Mom to Pancreatic cancer all in the last 3 months. Life has just gotton a bit harder and trying to deal with all that has put me in a spot of lifes struggles. My spark friends have helped but I seem to be on my own - less of my spark friends are there but maybe its because I am withdrawing and trying to get things figured out on my own.
March 13, 2011
Its been about 2 months since I updated my Spark Page and today is my 2 year Spark Anniversary - so what better day to update.

I have discovered Healthy living thanks to spark people! I have lost 100 pounds on my journey and have kept it off and continue to increase my fitness level. I am much more fit than when I first joined Spark People. On my journey, around 5 years now! First started with a little exercise and some Nutrition and over the past 5 years have increased each.

I had lost close to 70 pounds before I even found Spark People - but when I did find Spark People it changed my thinking - regarding exercise and Nutrition. Spark People turned me into an exercise Fanatic - but maybe that is the wrong word! I just do it now 5-6 times per week.

I have become a runner - at first I only did short races 5k's and 10k's and was doing well at them. I gradually have increased my mileage - worked thorough the pains of some nagging injuries. I have discovered many running friends - Both on Spark People and in my local area.

Last year I ran 5 half Marathons and look forward to this year of running close to 8-10 Half Marathons and looking at running my first Marathon. I haven't really nailed down which Marathon I want to do but I have plenty of time. Right Now I am concentrating on Half training as I get ready to start the Half's for 2011.

My Schedule so far!

I am so thankful for my Spark friends and to Spark People for making this all possible.

My best races
5k Pr 24:06 Crawfish Crawl 08/06/2011
10k PR 50;00 Friar Trot 05/21/2011
15K PR 1:27:53 Blue Lake run 10/16/2010
Half PR 1:56:21 Sauvie Island Flat 07/04/2011

5k Races
5/16/09 YM run 32:00
5/30/09 Starlight run 30:20
6/18/09 Summer Soltice 27:56
1/09/10 Resolution Run 27:10
2/13/10 Aaron Brooks Invitaional 25:00
3/20/10 Camas Middle School 23:54 not 5k distance
6/5/10 Starlight run 29:11
6/17/10 Summer Solstice 26:58
08/06/11 Crawfish Crawl 24:01

4 Mile Race
11/26/09 Turkey Trot 38:21

5 Mile Race
Mike's Marine Drive 47:02

10k Races
7/4/09 4ht of July run 58:43
8/1/09 Race for the homeless 58:55
8/15/09 Pace for Courage 57:26
9/6/09 Wildwood Trail 1:03:10
9/26/09 Best Dam run 1:00:48
3/06/10 Champoeg Run 54:37
4/10.10 HTC Handicapped 58:34
5/1/10 Hagg Lake 1:00:24
9/4/10 Camas HS CCT 1:04 not 10k longer
9/25/10 Best Dam run 57:21
10/30/10 Autumn Leaves 50/50 10k 55:40
11/25/10 Turkey Trot - Vancouver 53:33
03/05/11 Champoeg 52:38
05/21/11 Friar Trot 50:00 PR
09/10/11 Champoeg Race 52:20
09/24/11 Best Dam Run 52:50

15k Race
10/16/10 Blue Lake Run 1:27:53

Half Marathon
4/3/10 Vernonia Half 2:18:53
7/10/10 Smith rock Summer Classic 2:14:39
10/10/10 Victoria Half 2:11:40
11/20/10 EWEB Run to stay warm 2:07:45
12/04/10 Reindeer run 2:02:26
01/29/11 Marine Dr. ghost 1:58:09 (Unofficial race)
03/26/11 JASR Pittsburg 2:03:33
04/03/11 Race for the Roses 1:58:21
06/04/11 Timberline half 2:41
06/25/11 Seattle Rock and roll 1:58:30
07/02/11 Stars and Stripes 2:07
07/04/11 Foot Traffic Flat 1:56:21

Hood to Coast Relay
Leg 9 - 1:09:40 Pace 10:16
Leg 21 - 21 45:20 Pace 9:01
Leg 33 - 1:18:00 pace 10:12
Leg 6 - 49:38 Pace 8:22
Leg 18 - 49:46 Pace 9:35
Leg 30 - 45:26 Pace 8:34

Member Since: 9/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 17,168

My Goals:
No goals for 2012 - new ones for 2013

My Program:
Running 3 times a week and some ST

Personal Information:
I am 54 year old flooring contractor and very happy that things are turning around for me. I am recently remarried and been married since March we melded are families together. We now have 7 kids and 14 grandchildren together.

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