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Iron Girl August 10, 2014 Triathlon- I am There
On A Trip up the coast of California and Oregon . I learned a valuable lessons about mutual support from the Majestic Redwood trees thriving there. Redwoods are inclusive beings- as they grow they incorporate into their basic structure objects around them including Rocks and other Trees. Although redwoods have shallow roots they are noted for their strength and longevity because they share their roots with others Each Individual tree is invited into the Whole and ...
On A Trip up the coast of California and Oregon . I learned a valuable lessons about mutual support from the Majestic Redwood trees thriving there. Redwoods are inclusive beings- as they grow they incorporate into their basic structure objects around them including Rocks and other Trees. Although redwoods have shallow roots they are noted for their strength and longevity because they share their roots with others Each Individual tree is invited into the Whole and , in turn helps support the entire group. This adaptation appears to have worked , for redwoods are among the oldest living things on Earth.
This is how I feel about Spark - we all feed on each others knowledge and support one another through thick or thin !! Welcome to my Journey - my name is Karen - In Nov. 2010 I stepped into hole and broke both legs - had a few surgeries to walk again - during that year and 1/2 period of life I was bed ridden - Boring - But with determination and the support of Family and many people here on Spark I have gone to higher distances that I could only dream of reaching prior . I Thank all of you - I have completed my First Major Goal Yesterday 10/05/2013- that was to attend my Sons Wedding Reception standing and able to Dance with him and my Husband , daughter in law & Granddaughters . From May 2011 until now I have gone from 260 pounds to 149 -144 fluctuations - My first 45 pounds I lost prior to Sparking but the rest was all done on this site I went from a size 22 to -14- 12 - depending on the manufacture. On upper body I still have work to do , I have always been solid and gifted in the Bust Area - I am fine tuning. I know that my Sparkpage reflects my start date as 9/11/2012 - I changed my user name - due to lawsuit for legs - crazy cause really I am not in Hiding - I am now ready for MY second Challenge - IRON GIRL TRI 2014 !! I Entered Maintenance today 10/13/2013 if I lose more great but , with training for the Tri I really have increased my Calories and Cardio - I am comfortable with my weight at this moment . Who knows what will happen - I'll just keep going forward.
UPDATE - 12/08/2013 In a size 10 Jeans !!!
| Pounds lost: 129.0
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Member Since: 9/11/2012
Fitness Minutes: 60,048
Short Term Goal the Iron Girl Triathlon in 2014.
Long Term Goal is keeping the weight off and being Healthy and Happy.
Looking into some mountain climbing in the Future.
Speed Walked 8 5ks and one 8 mile race this past Year
Cycle 12 mph - every other day now even indoors training for Iron Girl 2014 . So it equals out to 120 minutes of training - 12-14 mile rides to and from the pool 150 laps have to pick up on the speed walking not my strong points but I 'll get there !
The Iron Girl Triathlon is set for August 10, 2014 -
Since I have damaged both legs in accident in 2010 Running is no longer an option but - I can Speed Walk ! I have been on the Treadmill everyday and will continue until the weather breaks have several 5ks lined up for 2014.
Cycling - indoor on Blackburn and at Vision Quest Personal Trainer .
Swimming - new swim class for form starting in January - improving my breathing technique.
Oh and have many Friends here on Spark with great advise which is WELCOME for IMPROVEMENT !
TO THE TRI !!
My Name is Karen , I reside in Chicago. I have two degrees in Advanced Medical Coding in Cardiology. My Background is in Logistics prior to College Graduation my DH worked for the City of Chicago for 40 years and now on the Heart Transplant List.
I am married for a long time . I have Grandchildren that I adore !
No one can rob me of my THUNDER !
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