CALIMAN1   47,590
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Running toward the finish line at the River City Marathon....goal achieved! Thank you GOD and SP!





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When I run, I soar

Mine is a pretty typical story...yo yo dieter....finally found the Spark in 2008, and over time went from donut eating doubles tennis player to marathon runner and learned how to eat better and smarter....

Then post-marathon, injuries mounted up, and I started eating like a madman...for over a year. Gained back just about every pound I lost. Sound familiar? Started detesting running because it wasn't comfortable or natural anymore. Sigh...big SIGH actually.

But I ...
Mine is a pretty typical story...yo yo dieter....finally found the Spark in 2008, and over time went from donut eating doubles tennis player to marathon runner and learned how to eat better and smarter....

Then post-marathon, injuries mounted up, and I started eating like a madman...for over a year. Gained back just about every pound I lost. Sound familiar? Started detesting running because it wasn't comfortable or natural anymore. Sigh...big SIGH actually.

But I didn't give up....while my eating was and is not where it needs to be, I kept on running and going to the gym...

And while my eating habits still aren't great, my running habits are and my weight is gradually coming off...I run at a minimum 30 miles each week....

Running liberates me from the mess that life throws at me and from the mess I add to my life....running helps me grow as a person...running helps me build community with my fellow runners...

Truly, when I run, I soar...and I am someone who didn't like to run for the sake of running. Why would anyone do that to themselves? Pound their bodies that way? Why? Because it shapes us, molds us and helps define us!

Why do we run? Because we are runners and it is what we do.

And surely, if I can do it, why not you? WHY NOT? YOU CAN! You really really can!

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Member Since: 10/14/2008

SparkPoints: 47,590

Fitness Minutes: 91,907

My Goals:
Goal weight - 180 (in progress)



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Love nature, photography, did I mention running? Yeah, that, too!

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God made us special...and I think as long as we are spending time on this big blue ball, it is never too late to find out what "special" means...for you....but for others, too!

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MUSIC66
8/28/2014 6:53:43 PM

Thanks for eras ding blog and thanks for the prayers



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JUNIAATROME
8/27/2014 1:29:14 AM

Haya! Hows life? Wishing you a great day (although with all those vampires hauning your night ... ) Anyway. Good to see activity on SP emoticon



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RUTHIEBEAR
12/20/2013 7:45:07 AM

Just checking in to see how you are doing?



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10/3/2013 6:05:17 PM

You're coming back to you and that's more important than spending time on SP.



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9/22/2013 11:13:08 PM

emoticon Hi! Just dropped by to say HAPPY FALL!!! emoticon



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