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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: 30,256

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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    Thanks so much for your comment on my page. How nice of you to say that! You made me feel great! I appreciate it. emoticon

    Did you see my blog on the new tracker I'm getting next month? Awesome way to lose weight, I think. I am sitting at the edge of my seat waiting for August to begin. Can't come soon enough. Do you have a tracker? This is number three type tracker I'm getting. Three's a charm! Lol. I had a Spark tracker before it broke. Pity they don't produce it any more. It was a good one and waterproof, too!

    Did you get wind of this site going "Premium". emoticon I saw the post in "What's New" in the message boards. I'm thrilled and apprehensive at the same time. I sure hope it's not expensive. Coach says they'll keep the regular site going as well. Let's see what they delete though. Hopefully it will be a great improvement. I had a funny feeling something was up with the site. Little signs here and there. Read up on it. I'll post on the chat thread, too.

    Have a good one

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    9 days ago
    I have had to conclude this moronic medic is a nut case, but he did some damage.
    18 days ago
  • v AMARIE013
    And somehow, my comment below landed on a different post from which it was intended!! In fact, I haven't read the one it posted to. But I'll bet it is just as good! (Sorry about that!)
    21 days ago
  • v AMARIE013
    I don't like this blog post. I LOVE IT!!!! You have a gift, my Friend!
    21 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Okay girl, I am not sure what I have been finally reading (hello new glasses so I can see to read) yet AMEN! Powerful stuff, you clearly have something, my mind will keep thinking on it as I finish. Family forays will prevail so not much time...will share more once finished. Love it...
    39 days ago
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