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A Year Later-May 2010





5/15/10 Time 36:38





Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5K- a PR for me and a gold medal for my daughter!



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I am on a journey to improve my health after years of inactivity. Heart disease runs in my family. I lost my Mom when she was only 55 years old to a stroke and I, too, have some of the same issues, such as high blood pressure. I want to be around for my family and friends. In "The Spark" it says, "there is a simple test to help determine whether your mission on earth is completed yet: if you're alive, it isn't." I know God has a mission for me here, and I can do that better if I stay ...
I am on a journey to improve my health after years of inactivity. Heart disease runs in my family. I lost my Mom when she was only 55 years old to a stroke and I, too, have some of the same issues, such as high blood pressure. I want to be around for my family and friends. In "The Spark" it says, "there is a simple test to help determine whether your mission on earth is completed yet: if you're alive, it isn't." I know God has a mission for me here, and I can do that better if I stay healthy.

My initial goal in May 2009 was to lose 15 pounds. I was only 2 pounds away from reaching that goal when life got hectic and I stopped everything. I looked and felt better than I had in years. Now I just want to regain those healthy habits and make them stick. Getting more physically fit and shapely wouldn't hurt either!

With God's help, I can do it!

Addendum:
15 Pounds Lost on 1/31/10
20 Pounds Lost on 3/7/10
Graduated Couch to 5K on 5/13/10
Ran my first 5K in 36:38 on 5/15/10
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Member Since: 8/5/2007

SparkPoints: 29,351

Fitness Minutes: 13,354

My Goals:
-To maintain my weight within 3 pounds
-To maintain my clothing size 6
-To firm up my muscles
-To run my first 5K-GOAL REACHED May 2010!
-To lower my 5K time-GOAL REACHED
-To run an 8K -GOAL REACHED
-To lower my risk of heart disease
-To live a life worthy of the Gospel

My Program:
I will work on increasing my running distances by 10% each week and do speedwork once a week, using the Galloway method. I will train to run an 8K while also running faster 5K races.

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I enjoy hiking with my family in the George Washington National Forest, reading, knitting and running.

I am active in my church and serve as coordinator for the Harrisonburg Community Bible Study women's class.

Other Information:
...Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal...
Philippians 3:13-14

"Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. "
~ Unknown



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ZANDASMOM1
3/25/2011 2:56:02 PM

Thank you for the well wishes on my race!!! I am so excited!!! I will let you know how it goes...it will be fun!!!

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ZANDASMOM1
3/21/2011 3:12:26 PM

You did awesome on your race...it's easy to give encouragement!! I am actually feeling better today!!! Hopefully things keep improving from here on out!! I am supposed to run a 5K this weekend...I REALLY hope I can. Until then I am just going to take it easy.

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ZANDASMOM1
2/16/2011 2:53:04 PM

Hi there!!!! A Green Monster Smoothie is a smoothie that has various different fruits and veggies blended together. It sounds kind of gross, but I think they are pretty tasty and feel really good after drinking one!! I have made some of my own concoctions but started getting ideas at this website http://greenmonstermovement.com/?page_id=3
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Good luck!!! Let me know if you try one!!!

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1/25/2011 7:06:52 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award!" Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
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1/25/2011 12:54:39 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out" emoticon



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