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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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I'm a runner now!

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. ...
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
time-2:17:45

Upcoming
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
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Member Since: 2/25/2010

SparkPoints: 8,778

Fitness Minutes: 16,203

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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GODSCHILD2_2011
5/18/2011 8:41:42 AM

Hi,

I just ran across your Spark page and I had to let you know that I loooove your current status. Happy Sparking!!!



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DBELLE39
3/18/2011 12:24:50 PM

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.



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AUTMNROSE
3/8/2011 3:40:51 PM

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.



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HPEFUL25
3/8/2011 1:18:14 PM

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



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SCARECROWISCOOL
3/1/2011 10:10:44 AM

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.



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