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Here's me in my very first 1 mile race. #373. Nice pink pants! Wish my hair stil looked like that:)

That's me in purpe 5/3/08 my first 1/2 marathon!



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Taking an active posture toward life is important to me. What does that mean? For years, I thought my circumstances dictated much of what I could or couldn't do. There was always something or someone I could blame for the state of my weight, my finances and even my mental state.

While it has taken me awhile, a few trips around the mountain, I am finally free to be me. I am free to actively participate in the direction of my life. I realize there are no guarantees, and that life can deal some blows. But, the important thing to me is realizing my worth and my hopes are not hitched to my goals. The goals are have are there to move me toward a life that most closely represents the Jenny I was created to be.

When setbacks or tough circumstances come, sure I can get mad or sad, but I can also learn and grow.

I'm on here to actively engage in my life's journey. No more posture of just "rolling with the punches" or dealing with the cards I have been dealt. I have a choices and decisions to make. Those choices and decisions will lead to a destination. I want that destination to be a healthy, beautiful, and inspiring destination. My choices must lead me down that path,

5/3/08 First 1/2 Mara complete!

3/29/08 Ran 10 miles under 12 minute mile pace. Almost there...

3/15/08 Ran 9 miles avg pace 12:15 / mile all while a smidge ill. Woohoo.

3/1/08 Ran 6miles. Kept a pace of 12 min/mile!

2/20/08 My new record miles are 4.5 miles. Speediest miles: 2 miles in 20 minutes. Pressing on!

I am currently training for a half marathon that takes place the first wekend in May.

A year's worth of emails to my Sparkfriend Michelle. Accountability will keep you in the game!
Working out regularly
Running over 13 miles.
Raising money for charity.
Being consistent.
Finding spark.
Being more and more fit each year even if the scale doesn't always agree.
Knowing God is with me every step of the way.

Member Since: 12/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 33,152

My Goals:
182 by 5/20/15

My Program:

Sundays: Total Gym/Mud Run Circuit
Saturdays/Mondays: pilates

Tues, Wed, Th: Walks/Cardio 30plus min

Rest Days: Fridays

Daily Habits:
Watch something motivational.
Review my goals.
Positive Confessions.

Personal Information:
I'm a mom of two boys who are just about ready to fly out of my nest. Married 17's been a journey. We're changing together.
Working on getting my outside and my inside to match. Inside, I'm an athlete. Outside, I'm working on it.

Other Information:
Been on this roller coaster ride a long time. Found that I can be my own little science experiment. It's the best way to view the journey. Rather than pass/fail...the objective is to learn and grow.

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  • v MSHEL7
    Thanks for sharing that, now I'll use that one when my boys are being annoying and tell them watch out or I'll pull a Nehemiah. emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v AURA18
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    •.¸¸.✻ •.¸¸.☆`•.¸¸.✻•. Sending you strength
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    •.¸¸.✻ •.¸¸.☆`•.¸¸.✻•.•.¸¸.✻ •.¸¸.☆`•You inspire me to stay on track
    •.¸¸.✻ •.¸¸.☆`•.¸¸.✻•. •.¸¸.✻ •.¸¸.☆`•.¸¸.✻•. Thanks for the goodie
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    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2016 5:55:58 AM
    Thank you so much for the goodie. Made my day. Best of luck on this round. Believe in yorself , you deserve it, you can do it! Hugs
    7 days ago
  • v LINZEE118
    emoticon so much for the spark goodie. Linda
    10 days ago
  • v AURA18
    Thanks for your help on the challenge. I saw your chat post and the tab to post points WEC.
    How do we post points for this.....
    Earn 30 points - Complete any part of the Measuring Success
    20 days ago
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