Dam-2-Dam 20K, Des Moines Iowa. 2009 (May)
My running partners. Oreo (7 years), Ginger (now 4). They go up to 10 miles, even in snow.
You're not supposed to do this...My kids join me for the "Run Up the Chute"-Dam-2-Dam, IA
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
I have a family history of diabetes and high cholesterol, so even though I have not had weight problems, SparkPeople helps me track food intake and exercise.
In 2009 SP helped me get incredibly fit, although the winter season saw me put on about 15 pounds. I did not meet my fitness goal of running a marathon, and learned that marathon training is very time consuming.
For 2010, my goals are running 1-2 half marathons, exercising regularly, and dropping those 15 pounds!
Make healthy choices to lose weight and body fat, and to increase running speed.
Have daily doses of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual exercise.
Minimum of 35 minutes per day for cardio: run, bike, elliptical rotation.
1 day per week for a long run (6-7 miles)
Total Gym 6-8 minute per day men's program 6 days per week.
I am happily married to another SparkPeople person, have 2 kids, 2 dogs (a psycho yellow labrador and a mellow pointer-mix), and a cat.
I've been learning to play guitar which has been a near obsession and detracted some from my fitness obsession! :)
Love spending time with kids of all ages but in particular the 8-12 ages. Active at church. Have family history of diabetes and will do all I can to never get there.
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| current weight: 149.5
Martman!! Glad to see you are back around... I also have returned with alot of work to do. It feels just like home! Hope to hear how you are doing.
2421 days ago
Hey Martmania! Did you run the Des Moines Marathon? I wasn't able to do the half because of a family obligation. I hope it went well for you!
2604 days ago
I'm baaack! Fell off the duck pond for a while. Trying to get started again! After last Saturday's game against CAL, looks like the ducks might actually have an offense. I'll be at Autzen next week for the game against WSU. I've missed chatting with all the fellow duck fans, but now I'm ready for some football!!!!!
2625 days ago
Hey thanks for checking in with me recently. I will talk to my counselor about my issue next time I see her, but yes, bottling things up inside is difficult. That led to my brother's problems for example.
2651 days ago
Hi Martmania! I noticed you mentioned in a blog or comment that you have a Total Gym. I am considering one for us, but wondered how you like it.
2675 days ago