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Day of the Dead Run - 5K - Before the race (weight @ 141)

From early in college, weight probably 130-135. I was skinny then! Horse weighs more. :)

Pics from backpacking trip in early January, weight @ 159 lbs.


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When I started sparking, I was overweight and had trouble finding time to exercise. I ate what I wanted and it was catching up to me. Sparkpeople helped me learn to eat the right portion of healthy, tasty food. I started running in January of 2011. I slowly added miles, using the 5k plan for running I ran my first 5k in July 2011. I added distance, trying to get faster, until I was doing 6 miles each Saturday. I ran the Day of the Dead 5k in 25 minutes and 26 seconds, my personal best. I've lost 20 lbs, although the last few lbs are off and on. I joined Complete Runner training program in Raleigh and on April 2012 I ran my first half marathon! I think I can say I'm a runner now.

What's next? I'm biking the 24 Hours of Booty in Charlotte on July 26-27th to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. I'm also running the RockN'Roll Marathon in Savannah on November 3rd.

My Races
7/9/2011 Denny's Challenge, Cary, NC time-35:30 (first 5k)
8/20/2011 Downtown Rocks and Runs, Mount Airy, NC time-30:51
10/22/2011 Day of the Dead Run 5k, Raleigh, NC time-25:26.8 (I'm faster with face paint!)
12/3/2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5k, Raleigh, NC time-27:46
3/12/2012 Run for the Oaks 5k, Raleigh, NC time-27:21
04/15/2012 Run Raleigh Half Marathon, Raleigh, NC

05/05/2012 Philosopher's Way 15k Trail Run, Chapel Hill, NC
06/09/2012 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, Raleigh, NC
07/14/2012 Denny's Challenge (This was my first race last year and I would love to do it again for my birthday)
July 27-28 2012 24 Hours of Booty, Charlotte, NC
Goal: Bike 100 miles
11/03/2012 RockNRoll Marathon, Savannah, GA

Member Since: 2/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 20,205

My Goals:
Train to bike 100 miles at 24 Hrs of Booty.

Train to run a Marathon.

My Program:
Run three times a week, bike three times a week. Strength train on running days.

Eating veggies and fruits and less sweets.

Personal Information:
I'm from Stokes County, North Carolina (North of Greensboro). I went to school at UNC Charlotte and worked for a while down in Columbia, SC. Now I'm living in Raleigh, NC with my sweetie.

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I like photography, too.

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  • v GODSCHILD2_2011

    I just ran across your Spark page and I had to let you know that I loooove your current status. Happy Sparking!!!
    2502 days ago
  • v DBELLE39
    Hi, welcome to the SP North Carolina team, glad you joined. There's lots of supportive sparkers on the team to help you, just shout if you need anything.
    2563 days ago
    if your worried about lighting for a small indoor garden they have T-5 lights that aren't super expensive. i started with a small salad garden in my home all done hydroponically. it has one tomato one pepper a spinach 4 different lettuces and a cucumber. the whole thing takes up about 2' " by 2 1/2" and i made the hydroponic tank myself. they have all kinds of you tubes to show you how to build them cheap and easy great for city or apartment gardening.
    2573 days ago
  • v HPEFUL25
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for coupons...I'm terrible about that. I buy store brand a lot and that seems to help some what.

    Great job with your weightloss journey! emoticon
    2573 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog.

    I've never liked sweet potatoes either.. BUT I really like sweet potato fries. I spray them with Pam & salt them. They also are good with catsup or light ranch. Target has some that are chipotle flavored... haven't tried those yet, but they are in my freezer.
    2580 days ago
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