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It's Never Too Late to Run

I'm running until I'm at least 100.

Distance PR's:
5K - 27:07 (05:08/2010)
5M - 45:58 (11/28/2013)
10K - 57:36 (10/07/2012)
HM - 2:04:31 (1/13/2013)
Marathon - 4:36:57 (06/01/2013)
Life - 64 years

Life Plan
1. Maintain weight of 125 - 135.
2. Stay lean and fit. Maintain 20% body fat or less.
3. Be the best runner I can be while maintaining my love for running.
4. Strength train consistently.
5. Stay ...
I'm running until I'm at least 100.

Distance PR's:
5K - 27:07 (05:08/2010)
5M - 45:58 (11/28/2013)
10K - 57:36 (10/07/2012)
HM - 2:04:31 (1/13/2013)
Marathon - 4:36:57 (06/01/2013)
Life - 64 years

Life Plan
1. Maintain weight of 125 - 135.
2. Stay lean and fit. Maintain 20% body fat or less.
3. Be the best runner I can be while maintaining my love for running.
4. Strength train consistently.
5. Stay active all day. Move it!
6. Give back through volunteering.

My life goals are to have a healthy body, a sharp mind, & a happy heart; to leave the world a better place for my having been here.

Completed Races:
Austin Marathon - 4:59 (02/14/2010)
Capital 10,000 - 58:12 (04/11/2010)
Oklahoma City Marathon - 5:14 (04/30/2010)
Scholtsky's Bun Run 5K - 27:41 (05/02/2010)
Chuys Hot to Trot 5K - 27:07 (05:08/2010)
San Antonio Marathon - 5:50 (11/14/2010)
California Marathon - 5:18 (12/05/2010)
Ogden Marathon - 6:01 (05/21/2011)
St. Louis Rock n Roll Half Marathon - 2:28 (10/23/2011)
San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon - 2:32 (11/13/2011)
Austin 5 Mile Turkey Trot - 50:29 (11/24/2011)
3M Half Marathon (Austin TX) - 2:14:59 (1/29/2012)
26.2 with Donna - 5:13:07 (2/12/2012)
Capital 10,000 - 59:54 (3/25/2012)
Lake Woebegone Trail Marathon - 4:53:30 (5/12/2012)
Newport Marathon - 4:48:19 (6/2/2012)
Missoula Marathon - 5:18 (7/8/2012)
San Francisco Marathon - 5:05:20 (7/29/2012)
Air Force Marathon -- 6:54:43 (9/15/2012)
IBM Uptown Classic 10K -- 57:36 (10/07/2012)
Mount Desert Island Marathon (Maine) -- 4:59:11 (10/14/2012)
Austin Turkey Trot 5 miles -- 47:31 (11/22/2012)
California Marathon -- 4:40 (12/02/2012)
3M Half Marathon (Austin, TX) -- 2:04:31 (01/13/2013)
26.2 with Donna -- 4:47:11 (02/17/2013)
Capital 10,000 -- 58:24 (04/07 2013)
Big Sur Marathon -- 4:48:22 (04/28/2013)
Newport Marathon -- 4:36:57 (06/02/2013)
Wineglass Marathon -- 5:45:14 (10/06/2013)
Austin Turkey Trot 5 miles -- 45:58 (11/28/2013)
Austin Jingle Bell 5K -- 27:13 (12/01/2013)
3M Half Marathon -- 2:06 (01/19/2014)
Austin Marathon -- 5:17:37 (02/16/2014)
San Diego Marathon -- 6:45 (06/01/2014)
San Francisco Marathon -- 5:58 (07/27/2014)

Book Reading Challenge
2014 - 133 (135 goal)
2013 - 106 (100 goal)
2012 - 121 (120 goal)

I began this SparkPeople journey on 26 January 2009 to lose 25 pounds to get to a healthier weight. I have reached my goal weight, but that has become just a step along my new road as a clean eater and runner for life.

Phase 3 Goals (Completed):
1. Maintain goal weight of 130+/-5; reduce my body fat from 26% to 24%
***Goal surpassed (now 20%)

Phase 2 Goals (Completed):
1. Maintain goal weight of 130+/-5, but change my body composition to 26% fat
***Goal met
2. Complete the 200 Squats challenge by 9/30/2009
***Goal met: 9/13/2009
3. Run/walk a 10K and/or Half Marathon by 12/31/2009.
***Goal met: 10/18/2009 (10K)
01/24/2010 (Half Marathon)
4. Run the Austin Marathon in 2/2010.
***Goal met: 2/14/2010
5. Run the Capital 10K on 11 Apr 2010
*** Done -- 58:10
6. Run the Okla City Memorial Marathon on 25 Apr 2010.
*** Done -- 5:14

Phase 1 Goals (Completed):
1. Lose 4 inches from my waist and 3 inches from my hips by 7/31/2009.
***Goal Met - Hips: 5/18/2009**
***Goal Met - Waist: 6/29/2009**
2. Lose 25 pounds by 7/31/2009.
***Goal Met: 7/7/2009
3. Reduce body fat 6% by 7/31/2009.
***Goal Met: 6/26/2009 **
4. Have a resting heart rate less than 60 bpm.
***Goal Met: 5/4/2009**
5. Run/walk a 5K by 6/30/2009.
***Goal Met: 5/17/2009**
6. Reduce my Blood Pressure Medication
***Goal Exceeded. No longer need medication.
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Member Since: 1/26/2009

SparkPoints: 225,584

Fitness Minutes: 145,069

My Goals:
1. Read 135 books in 2014.
Read so far: 133 books
2. Qualify for the Boston Marathon.
3. Run till I'm 100.

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My Program:
1) Run 6 days a week - following a custom marathon training plan.
2) Eat clean.
3) Work with a personal trainer 2 days a week.

Personal Information:
I love cats and am owned by 6 of them. I also enjoy keeping fish. I have a 2400 gallon koi pond, a 125 gallon goldfish pond, and more aquariums than I am willing to admit to, ranging in size from 2.5 gallons to 140 gallons. I love to garden, in particular to grow my own vegetables. Unfortunately, I no longer have a good space for this, but do have lots of herbs.

I am now (happily) retired.

My husband and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary in May, 2014.

Other Information:
I am a voracious reader. I love my Kindle and the public library.

My field of study at university was English literature (I have an advanced degree in medieval English literature). My first career was teaching at university, but after a few years I went over "to the dark side" and spent most of my professional life at a large, multinational computer company, principally as a planner and project manager.

I am passionate about opera and an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of the Austin Lyric Opera.

I also serve on the Boards of Austin Shakespeare (Vice President) and the Austin Chamber Music Center (President) as well as serving as the current President of the Austin branch of the English Speaking Union.

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SLENDERELLA61
12/28/2014 1:50:11 PM

Yes, the trend is what is important. But Beck's program includes a daily report of weight change to my Diet Buddy. If I include in in my blog, I don't have to send her a separate SparkMail. Beck does say to graph only the weekly official weight not the daily weigh-ins but because I'm using Weight Grapher, I have a chart with daily weight. Perhaps I'll put my weekly weight in SparkPeople so I can have a graph the way she wants, too. Appreciate your concern. Obsessing over the right thing is important -- well said!!



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SLENDERELLA61
12/28/2014 11:59:25 AM

The only weight number I give much attention to is my lowest weigh in of the month. No, I didn't lose 1.6 pounds in 24 hours, but look at the graph. I have been trending down all month. I'm at my lowest weight in months.

I appreciate you sharing your experience and numbers, which makes me think Beck's formula must be close. But I can tell you, we are not the same fitness level. You are a marathoner - I just do HM. You run faster than I do. You lift more weight. You have far less body fat. You are fitter by far! Nonetheless, it was a nice thing to say.



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BOILHAM
12/13/2014 5:47:44 PM

Thanks Catherine, for commenting on my Long Run blog. I still check in every day on SP but haven't been really active. Glad you're still there for me!!



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SHINEWTHSLENDER
12/13/2014 11:05:46 AM

Hi Catherine : ) Thank you for adding me as a friend!!! I'm a new runner. Well, more of a run/walker learning to run : ) No doubt that I will learn a lot from you. So thank you for inspiring this newbie!!! : )



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12/8/2014 2:38:00 PM

Hope you enjoyed your emoticon yesterday!



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