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The Crim 8K - Waiting for the Race to start!! Aug 2008




Family shot - First 10K!!! Sept. 2008




My First 10K Finish!! Chip time 1:07:11


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2009 Update:
Well, 2008 was a good year - I met a number of my goals...completing my first 10K was an absolute highlight, but after the race, I sort of fell off the running wagon for a while. Rather than feel sorry for myself, I now realize it's time to DO something about it!! I started running again and even completed Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred! For anyone who knows me, this is HUGE as I rarely did any other form of exercise besides running! I know it's only been 3 days, but I am still proud of what I've accomplished this week.

My plan for 2009 is to get back in shape by sticking to a workout plan (running & XT) and tracking my food. I was at my goal weight at the end of 2007 and I would LOVE to get back there again this year! So 120 here I come!!!!

I need to register for some races in 2009, so I have a goal to work towards. My original goal for this year (set in 2008) was to complete my first 1/2 marathon, but I'm not yet convinced I'll be ready for a spring 1/2. Maybe I'll choose one for the fall?? I'm looking forward to having a training schedule again - I know I work better with a schedule!

So here's to the new year and the new me......which will be to get the old me back again! :o)
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Hi everyone!

I'm married and have two kids, ages 4 and 2. Last year, I celebrated my 40th birthday and decided it was time to lose ALL (70+ pounds) of the baby weight and do something that I've never done in my life.....run a 5K!! I am very proud to say that I ran (not walked) a total of three 5K's last year! I beat my previous time with each run and BELIEVE ME this was no easy task!! I've never considered myself to be a very athletic person! I didn't even think I could run for any legnth of time. I had been walking on the treadmill for some time and had a friend who started running. She introduced me to the "Couch to 5K" program and I couldn't believe the first time I ran a whole mile!!! Ever since I strarted running, I've been striving for more. I just feel so good about myself when I run - and it's my "ME" time, which I don't get enough of!! Running and making healthy food choices helped me lose 50+ pounds last year.

I decided to join the Spark community because I have my a 5K coming up next weekend and I'm finding myself not as motivated as I've been in the past.

My goal for next weekend's run is to finish within 30 minutes, which would beat my best time of 30:36 from last year. But I'm already accepting failure, because I haven't been dedicated to training!

I am very proud of my accomplishments so far, but I feel Iike I'm headed down the wrong path and I need some guideance to get me back on track again!!


2008 RACE RESULTS:
5/31/08 - Komen Race for the Cure 5K
*Time 31:33

6/21/08 - Out & About 5K
1st Cross Country Run (may be the ONLY one)
*Time 36:09

8/23/08 - Crim Festival of Races 8K
*Time 57:17 (pace 11:32)

9/7/08 - Run Wild in theZoo 10K
*Time 1:07:11 (pace 10:50)

10/5/08 - The Brooksie Way 5K
*Time 31:31 (not thrilled with my time!)


Member Since: 5/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,340

My Goals:
Run 3-4 times a week
Cross Train 3x a week
Eat Better - track my foods

RUNNING GOALS:
5/30/09 - Komen Race for the Cure 5K

8/22/09 - Crim Festival of Races

*Choose Fall 1/2 Marathon


My Program:
I started over a year ago counting points with Weight Watcher's. I never attending a meeting, but did very well using the WW website.

Today, my program includes preparing healthy meals for my family 5-6 times a week - leaving one day for "the good stuff", like PIZZA! I also run 3-4 times a week and stay active by chasing my toddlers around every day!



Personal Information:
I live in Michigan and recently became a stay at home mom, after working several years in the banking/accounting industry. I enjoy running, golfing, scrapbooking and reading.


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"WORK like you don't need money, LOVE like you've never been hurt and DANCE like no one's watching."




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  • v COOPSM
    Jackie-----glad you got your run in!!! How have you been...staying active or just getting back into it?

    Have a great week and Happy Easter!!!!
    2665 days ago
  • v ELIZABETHANNEW
    Jackie! Hello "old friend"! How are you? and your running? Let's catch up and get back on the road! HUG. Happy day! ~Elizabeth
    2687 days ago
  • v COOPSM
    Jackie--the Wii Fit is fun...is is a workout?? I don't think so, but I do like the yoga and some of the ST...love some of the aerobics things too.....definitely fun...
    They are coming out with a new disc in May...EA active sports....this is to be more of a workout where they are saying Wii fit is like a game....I have reserved mine, they say it will be hotter then the fit...
    Keep on movin'....

    Have a great day Jackie!!!
    2687 days ago
  • v COOPSM
    I was just checking in on you and I saw a post from you....
    How are you doing Jackie?? Are you still running? Hope things are good!!!!
    2689 days ago
  • v DRAGONFLY1974
    Happy Birthday!
    2702 days ago
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