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Hi, I'm Claire- I'm 32 years old and have been on SP for about two years to lose about 30lbs. Since joining, I've become a committed runner and am reaching goals I previously thought were unachievable. On Feb. 28th 2010 I ran my first marathon!

I have learned that it's not about perfection but about commitment and being consistent. Sometimes it's 2 steps forward, one back, but progress does come! I still have some weight to lose but I am on my way.

Thank you ...
Hi, I'm Claire- I'm 32 years old and have been on SP for about two years to lose about 30lbs. Since joining, I've become a committed runner and am reaching goals I previously thought were unachievable. On Feb. 28th 2010 I ran my first marathon!

I have learned that it's not about perfection but about commitment and being consistent. Sometimes it's 2 steps forward, one back, but progress does come! I still have some weight to lose but I am on my way.

Thank you SP!

2009 Races:
April 18 2009- Azalea Classic 5k University Park MD: 35:07
May 3- Takoma Park 5k Challenge, Takoma Park MD: 31:32
May 17- Capitol Hill Classic 10k Washington DC: 1:12:22
July 4th- Santa Cruz Firecracker 10k: 1:03:23 (PR)
September 26- Prevent Cancer 5k, Washington DC: 28:14 (PR)
November 8th- GCF: 1/2 marathon, Washington DC: 2:28:01

2010 Races:
February 28th- FULL marathon, Rock N Roll New Orleans: 5:12:17
April 18th- Earth Day 5k, Silver Spring: 29:56
May 16: Capitol Hill Classic 10k, DC: 71:39
July 4th: Santa Cruz Firecracker 10k: 1:08? approx

2011 Races:

May 22: Warrior Dash (goal Have fun!)
October 30: Marine Corps 10k (1:04:46)




Fastest mile ran to date: 8:15
Longest distance ran to date: 26.2 miles
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Member Since: 3/2/2009

SparkPoints: 11,418

Fitness Minutes: 20,586

My Goals:
I realized that I need to make some new goals as I have achieved all but 2 of the original 6.

Remaining:
The big goal is to lose 30lbs.
Fit into the little black dress in my closet!

New Goals:
Run a sub 8 minute mile.
Be under 150lbs (no longer 'overweight').
Run a sub-hour 10k.
Pay off last credit card.
Do an unassisted pull up.
Run a 2:20:00 half marathon.


Accomplished:
Run 5 miles without stopping.
(DONE! 4/27/09)
Run a 9 minute mile. (DONE 5/29/09)
Run a competitive race (DONE! 4/18/09)
Pay off 1 credit card
(DONE! 7/13/09)
Take some sort of new fitness class, yoga, etc. (DONE! Yoga for Runners 7/22/09)
Run a sub-1/2 hour 5k. (DONE! 9/27/09)
Run 10 miles in one go.
(DONE! 10/10/09)
Run a 1/2 marathon.
(DONE! 11/8/09)
Run a full marahon.
(DONE! 2/28/10)
Get SCUBA certified.
(DONE! 12/12/10)


My Program:
jogging with the dogs, working out at the Y.


Personal Information:
I live in the DC area and I am a museum scientist.

Other Information:
Changes I've made that are helping keep a healthy lifestyle, in no particular order.
* Sitting down and actually eating a substantial breakfast.
* Bringing lunch to work most days.
* Doing more housework
* Yoga nearly every day- even if only 5 minutes.
* Training for a marathon.
* Getting off the metro one stop early and walking a couple times a week.
* Going to bed earlier.
* Trying to get more fiber.
* Really trying to drink more water.
* Cut out sugar from my morning coffee.
* Quit smoking!
* Stopped eating meat (still eating fish).
* Now eating a nearly completely vegetarian diet and am experimenting with veganism.


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KATHLEEN0222
11/4/2010 11:01:25 AM

I really liked your comment on "How did you become the runner you are today" message post. You have achieved so much in such a short time!!!

I've done 2 5ks and am signed up for 2 more this year. I plan to train for 10k's next year. Maybe a 1/2 marathon in a few years? We'll see where this journey takes me!

Congratulations on your continued success!!!! Keep sparking!!! emoticon



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ALFA_SUNSHINE
8/14/2010 8:32:25 AM

emoticon to the p90x "Bring it" team! emoticon



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LADYZHERRA
7/19/2010 11:54:33 AM

WELCOME TO THE NOURISHING TRADITIONS TEAM! I am so happy that you've joined our small community! Pop in and tell us about yourself and join in on our fierce conversations about nutrition and lifestyle!

Have a great week!
Jenn



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TIAGAYEPFA
3/3/2010 12:44:40 PM

Yeah, mine was very local which was good. But you did a really cool one! I'm still waiting for www.marathonfoto.com to get the rest of the pics so I can actually have a good one crossing the finish line. I believe Disney is the 2nd week of January. There's a Spark Team I just joined called WDW Marathon 2011.



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TIAGAYEPFA
3/1/2010 12:53:13 PM

Can't wait to hear how your race went! Mine was awesome! Will look forward to your blog! - Tia



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