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I joined Spark people after hearing about it from others. I love to be involved in anything to do with health and fitness. I work at my local YMCA as a Personal Trainer, Fitness instructor, Running Coach, and front desk staff. Fitness and helping people are my passion. (Staying fit myself is a must as well!) I lost 50 lbs over 20 years ago and have kept it off, so I know the battles people face, and love to help them reach their goals.

I have a personal website at if you want to know more about me. My business website is at I have a business designing/hosting websites, as well as working at the Y.

Running is one of my passions. I ran my first 5k in 2002 (didn't start running until that year, age 36) I didn't run another one until 2004. Since then, I have ran:
89- 5k's-(PR 25:50 on 10/27/2012)
2-2 mile race-(10/8/2011- 16:55)- 16:22 on 10/6/2012)
3- 4 mile race (9/12/09-34:26)
2- 5 mile races
15 half marathons (made a goal of running my first 1/2 when I turned 40. Ran it in March 2006.)

1/2 marathons:
3/25/2004-Sedalia, MO 2:26:06
9/25/2006-Quad Cities, IL 2:15:10
1/14/2007 PFChang R&R Phoenix, AZ 2:17:36
10/20/2007-Kansas City, MO 2:15:25
4/6/2008-St. Louis, MO 2:22:09
10/19/2008-Des Moines, IA - 2:20:30
4/4/2009-Olathe, KS-2:26:59 (was just glad to finish this one. I had been battling IT band friction syndrome and was in PT for 3 weeks before this one).
9/26/2009-Columbia, MO 2:14:31 (distance was actually 13.62!)
5/8/2010-Quincy, IL 2:16:58 (ran the last mile faster than any others! Rocket shot must have kicked in lol)
5/14/2011-Quincy, IL-2:15:51 (rainy, cold, miserable, but I finished!)
10/16/2011-Des. Moines 1/2-2:07:20
4/28/2012- Christie Clinic Illinois Half-2:03:35
10/21/2012-Des. Moines 1/2-2:02:13 New PR!
4/27/2013-Christie Clinic Illinois Half-2:10:19
10/6/2014-CowBell Half Marathon 2:16:04
(I never said I was fast! As John "The Penguin " says "The miracle isn't that I finished, but that I had the courage to start"...Waddle on Friends"..I like those thoughts!

Member Since: 5/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 118,076

My Goals:
My goal is to stay healthy and fit myself, and to motivate others however I can to do the same.

My Program:
I do cardio 4-5 days a week, do strength training 2-3 times a week, and try to rest one day.

Personal Information:
My husband and I live in Missouri. I have been happily married to Roger since May 21, 1988. We have no kids, we borrow others, spoil them, and send them home :)

I was born in June of 1965 (you do the math), but feel like I am still 25!

Other Information:
God is #1 in my life, followed by my husband, church,family, friends.

I am a certified personal trainer, certified running coach, and teach classes at my local YMCA.

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