On the beach in Maui - Summer 2010

Maui, Summer 2010, 5th Anniversary Pictures

Before my very first 5K! I finished in 33 minutes.


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I am a 31 year old who is trying to find a balance between her love of family, love of working out, and love of chocolate! I am wife to a wonderful man, mother to a sweetheart baby, and those are obviously my top priority. I love working out and I realize that one way to show love for my family is by taking care of my health. The problem I face? Time. I have a hard time accepting that it's okay to leave my family, have some "me time," and get in a solid workout. I am trying to get better.

I feel like my life right now is clearly divided into pre-baby and post-baby. I have some very proud memories from my pre-baby times. I did the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure in 2010. In 3 months I raised $2500, and in 3 days I walked 60 miles to raise awareness. It was a life-changing experience and I know that I will do the walk again in the future. I walked (and will walk again) in memory of my Mother in Law Theresa.

I also embarked on a journey to run a half-marathon. I tried in 2009 and did it three hours. Lots of walking, lots of pain. I did it again in 2010. Lots of walking, lots of pain. Both of these experiences were a result of not training the way one must train for a half marathon. Finally in 2011 I successfully RAN TWO half marathons! My PR is no longer 3 hours, it is 2 hours and 21 minutes. Success! My new goal? 2 hours 15 minutes, but I am not setting any sort of deadline for when I need to do that.

That's all in the past. It's great that I accomplished those things, but I need to look to the future. My main goal right now is to work up to being able to long distances again and train for a Half Marathon. I would like to run two half marathons at the end of 2013.

I am a terrible eater. I love breads, cheeses, and chocolate. And wine. And beer. I try to eat all things in moderation and keep my sweet tooth in check, but it's not easy. I try.

My other hobbies include gardening, traveling, baking (dangerous!), and home improvement projects.

Member Since: 6/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 24,682

My Goals:
My long term goals include:

*Get to 135 and stay close.
*Run a half marathon in 2:15:00.
*Run a 5K in 29 min or less.
*Increase strength, flexibility, and happiness through yoga.
*Most importantly, always have fun!

My Program:
Running, yoga, cycling, & portion control.

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31, married, mama, teacher.

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My guilty pleasures include wine, cheese fries, cupcakes, cookies, and pizza. I refuse to give up the finer things in life ;)

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    I saw you charged out for 6 miles this morning.....GREAT JOB!!!!
    2223 days ago
    Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Take the Loop Trail to get to Turkey Peak. The trail up to the top is sorta makeshift though. It is not a clearly defined trail. We saw some other people up there, that is what got us going. If they could do it, so could we!
    2250 days ago
    Haha!! I love it!
    2263 days ago
    I'm just now getting around to my race report comments!!

    It was a HOT HOT Day for sure!! For whatever reason I didn't expect it to be that hot at that time of day! Silly me!!

    OMG the crazy bridge!! That was unreal!! I'll have to get out there and run on that thing a few more times before next months race!

    See you at the races!!! :D
    2296 days ago
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    "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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    2430 days ago
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