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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 ...
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




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Member Since: 1/26/2007

SparkPoints: 27,379

Fitness Minutes: 7,523

My Goals:
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.

My Program:
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.

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Live and work in Hartford, CT.

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GUIDERZR
1/5/2009 5:01:28 AM

Hi Emily!
The race was fun yesterday--it was perfect running weather. I dressed much lighter this time, but was still sweating like a pig by the end. I hate that, but I don't think there's anything I can do about it. All I wore was a long sleeve wicking shirt and running pants. I was FREEZING at the start, but really hot by the end. Argh...
Felt like I was running like a slug, but finished in 28:11. Not great, but better than I thought. I feel like I'm breathing much harder in the cold weather. Yes, I can not believe how fast some people can run these races!
I'm going to run the O'Hartford 5K on March 15th next!



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GUIDERZR
12/9/2008 3:49:46 AM

Hi Emily!
The Santa's Run was lots of fun! I'm a real Christmas fan and this was my first time running this race, but not my last!
I really have to re-think my running attire for cold weather races, though. This time, I was so cold before the race, that I decided to leave my thick vest on over my long sleeve shirt and I pinned my number to it. Well, after the first 1/2 mile, I was wicked overheated! But, with the number pinned on it and no sleeves to tie around my waist, my only option was to leave it on. I was dragging by the end because I was so hot! So--I did not run as fast as I would have liked. I just looked at my results on lastmileracing. com and I had a pace of 9:17, which kinda surprises me. But, I was running really fast in the beginning until the vest got the best of me!
I'm hoping to run the Brian Aselton Memorial in EH on 1/4!



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MOJAVEMAMA
11/24/2008 5:01:57 PM

Em -

Good idea. I will have my hubby look at it. He used to be a bike mechanic back in the day.

Cathy
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MOJAVEMAMA
11/12/2008 12:06:08 PM

Em -

Yes - it is a fairly new pic taken about a month ago before I gained a couple of pounds. After several weeks of inconsistent exercising, I just starting to get back into the groove. I also need to start tracking my food again. I think that I am probably eating more than I think.

Cathy



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LUVMY3SONS85
10/25/2008 11:51:17 AM

your doing awesome!



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