12-10-11 Walnut Creek Half Marathon


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When I started Spark in 2011, I never thought I would get back into running but that's what I did. I ran a 5K, a 10K and a half marathon. I lost the 10 pounds I wanted to lose and I was feeling great about myself. Then, I lost my job. Looking for employment was not as easy as I hoped it would be. I started taking on temp assignments, financially I was declining rapidly. By 2012 I was eating more and more and exercising less and less. To make a long story short, I gained back 9 out of the 10 pounds I lost. I'm still looking for work, but I am determined to get back on my exercise regimen and stay connected to Spark.

I may give up temporarily to rethink options and rebuild my focus but I always return to what worked and Spark worked for me, so I know with determination and commitment, it will work for me again.

Member Since: 4/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 25,267

My Goals:
Run the Lake Chabot 5K on June 5, 2011 - Done

Run the Summer Breeze 10K on Aug. 27, 2011 in Marina Park - Done

Run half-marathon on Dec. 10, 2011 in Walnut Creek - done

2012 goals:

Run several more 10Ks and half marathons

Run my first marathon in February 2013

My Program:
Run 3x a week

Strength train 3x a week.

Track food daily.

Personal Information:
I live in Oakland, CA. I enjoy running and will probably be doing it for a long time. I enjoy writing short stories. I'm an avid reader. I love to dance.

Other Information:
I run/walk 3 days a week. I also strength train 3 days a week. My goal is to get down to 130 by August 10, 2012.

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    Hi! Good to hear from you!

    Yes, I am still running.
    Yes, I am still running slowly.

    Good luck staying on track (literally and figuratively)!!!
    1590 days ago
  • v CRISSA1669
    Thank you so much for stopping by my page and giving me such wonderful compliments as well as encouragment. Every time a runner stops by my page and says something to me I am greatly encouraged and it just gives me more to shoot for in my newfound "like"(can't say I love it just yet) of running!! :)
    1673 days ago
  • v J0ETTE
    Thank you for the sparkgoodie! :) believe it or not, those are not recent pictures... Those are from success a couple years ago. I had put almost all the weight back on and have had to relose it....I have surpassed the previous low weight by about five pounds.
    1673 days ago
    Hi and thanks for your encouraging words on my SparkPage. Much appreciated.
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    1701 days ago
    I came by to wish you a good strong weekend and ask how your son's dogs are doing and I noticed that someone sent you a Happy B-day goodie. Well, gosh darn....

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you are surrounded with joy and happiness this weekend! emoticon
    1714 days ago
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