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Hi all, I'm Emily. I'm a 28-year-old attorney who spends most of her day behind a desk and has the body to show for it. Since joining Sparkpeople in February 2007, I've lost nearly 50 pounds, dropped four sizes, and gone from couch potato to triathlete. I still have quite a bit of weight to lose so I figure I'll be a work in progress until at least February 2009, but I'm loving the way I'm feeling and looking these days, so I'm OK with that. Some long-term goals are to run a 10K in under an hour (second attempt at the end of July got me to 1:04), complete an Olympic distance triathlon (going to have to wait until next season), and run a half marathon (scheduled for October 11). Depending on how the half goes, I'll think about trying a full marathon, but I'd probably rather try for a half-Ironman triathlon, which I now have scheduled for June AND July of 2009. Hmm. Maryland or Rhode Island?
And oh yeah, I'd like to lose another 25 pounds and be a size 8. But those goals have become secondary to improving my overall fitness and becoming a faster multisport athlete, which I think is a good thing since this whole weight loss thing is so frustratingly SLOW.
I like the idea of 10% goals, so here are mine:
1st 10%: 202.5 (MET! June 4)
2nd 10%: 182 (MET! Feb 12)
3rd 10%: 164
4th 10%: 147
My overall goal is to get down to something around 150 pounds and to maintain it. I was close in college because I was a rower, but I injured my knee and kind of gave up on rehab, which started the slow weight gain that has led me to my heaviest weight in January 2007, just before I joined SP.
Triathlon training means my workouts include strength training with a personal trainer twice a week, swimming two or three times a week, spinning once a week, biking twice a week, and running two or three times a week. The running has to become more of a priority as I work towards the half marathon in October.
Live and work in Hartford, CT.
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Just cruising old BLC teams and thought of you :-) Hope you're doing well and still doing those tri's!
2236 days ago
I just rejoined the BLC Challenge Team and was thinking about the Light Blues and our Cappy. I hope all is well.
2333 days ago
Landed on your page today after looking for inspiration about triathlons. I have not ever done one... I am 51 and I am ready to figure this out! So, thanks for the inspiration today.
2450 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my page and for the congrats. The last two weren't part of my plan when I started my weight loss journey, but they are both wonderful. I'm really enjoying having an infant in the house again. Now, it's my time!
2480 days ago
I haven't heard from you in awhile. I hope all is well and that you are having a great holiday season.
2502 days ago