Niantic Bay: First Athena!
Niantic Bay: Running to the finish.
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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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| current weight: 218.0
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!
2891 days ago
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!
2918 days ago
Good idea. I will have my hubby look at it. He used to be a bike mechanic back in the day.
2932 days ago
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.
2945 days ago
your doing awesome!
2963 days ago