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FROM COUCH POTATO TO TRIATHLETE...& NOW MOMMY!!!!

SWIM, BIKE, RUN......REPEAT!!!!!! Who would have ever guessed????? Me?????? A triathlete????

On Sunday, June 28, 2009, I became an IRON GIRL!!! YAY! I completed my second Sprint Triathlon and am SO PROUD of myself!!

On January 5, 2011, the BEST thing that has EVER happened to me....... the birth of my baby boy!! Being a new mommy, & full time RN, has certainly put a crunch on time for Triathlon training, but I am finally getting my "groove back", & am ready to ...
SWIM, BIKE, RUN......REPEAT!!!!!! Who would have ever guessed????? Me?????? A triathlete????

On Sunday, June 28, 2009, I became an IRON GIRL!!! YAY! I completed my second Sprint Triathlon and am SO PROUD of myself!!

On January 5, 2011, the BEST thing that has EVER happened to me....... the birth of my baby boy!! Being a new mommy, & full time RN, has certainly put a crunch on time for Triathlon training, but I am finally getting my "groove back", & am ready to pick up where I left off!!

I have made LIFELONG BEST FRIENDS, here, on Spark People!! Many, of whom, I have met, trained, & competed in races with! What a life changing, wonderful thing, spark people has been for me!! I hope you find it special for you too!!!

My story:

I found Spark after I got married August 2007. I am SO GLAD I did!!! This has been such a rewarding experience for me & it has changed my life!!! I have found so much support, knowledge, & motivation from so many wonderful new friends! It is the support & determination that I have always needed & now have!

I NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS thought that I would EVER start running.....or love it!!! I completed the C25K training, in Feb. 2008, and have NEVER looked back!!

On September 14, 2008, I completed my VERY FIRST SPRINT TRIATHLON!!! WOO HOO! I think I have finally found my niche!!! I had SO MUCH FUN training & doing the race!! I would encourage ANYONE to "Try a Tri!!!" What a RUSH!!!

***OFFICIAL Results of my 1st (of many) Triathlons! (Women's Sprint Triathlon, September 14, 2008)***

FINISH TIME: 1:48:38
OVERALL RANK: 327/418
CLASS RANK: 28/53
SWIM TIME: 16:23 (1/2 mile)
SWIM RANK: 159/418
T1: 4:12
BIKE TIME: 46:52 (12 miles)
BIKE RANK: 302/ 418
T2: 1:54
RUN TIME: 39:20 (5K)
RUN RANK: 364 / 418 (ouch!! LOL!!)

Another HUGE challenge, that spark has helped me strive for & conquer is: I QUIT SMOKING!! YES! After 17 years of 1/2 to 1 pack per day smoking!! I finally QUIT!!!! YIPEE! I feel SO MUCH better & have my awesome sparkfriends to thank for all of their encouragement & support!

2008 Achievements & Successes:

January: Could barely run for more than a minute!!!
February 3: Started C2K Program!!
February 28: QUIT SMOKING! WOO HOO!
March 16: 1st 5K race - 32:52
May 4: 4 Mile Road Race - 44:50
May 18: 2nd 5K Race - 35:32
July 12: 3rd 5K Race - New PR!! - 31:00
August 15-17: 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk ~ 60 miles!!
September 14: Hartford Women's Triathalon ~ 1:48:38
Sept. 20 - Rock, run & roll 5K (4th 5K) ~ 31:48
Oct. 11 - Breast Cancer Awareness Ride ~ 25 mile cycle


2009 races:

March 15 - O'Hartford 5K ~ DONE!
June 28 - Aflac IronGirl Triathlon - DONE!
July 24 - 26 - Boston 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk (60 miles) - DONE!!

Thanks so much for visiting my page!!! I hope you love spark as much as I do and find that it gives you the hope & determination to reach for your dreams & achieve your goals!!!! like I have!!






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Member Since: 7/26/2007

SparkPoints: 45,634

Fitness Minutes: 33,886

My Goals:
MY goal is to stop the Yo-Yo diet/weight loss pattern!! I want to reach my goal of 150 pounds & stay there for life! No more emotional eating!!! Drink my water!!! Stick to my EXERCISE PLAN!!! Strive to get the lean sexy body I have had before & want again!!

Stick to a CLEAN & healthy diet plan. As few processed foods as possible, whole grains, plenty of fruits & veggies, lots of fiber, lean proteins, NO high fructose corn syrup!!
NO partially hydrogenated oils!
Floss daily!


My Program:
Swimming 1 mile, 2 days a week.

Treadmill min. 3 - 6 miles, 2 days a week.

ST Program: Starting Chalene Extreme Nov. 14! WOOT!


Personal Information:
I am 42 years old. Have been married for almost 6 years, now. Hopelessly in love & happy! Having my son, 2 years ago, was the best thing I have ever done! I have never known love like this!! I live in New England, now, but was born & raised in Alabama. I am an ICU RN, for 19 years, now.

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I like to sell stuff on ebay. I have a gorgeous Siberian Husky.

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LAILA07
6/28/2013 7:19:22 PM

Just wanted to drop in and wish you a emoticon weekend! emoticon

~Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life~

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SUBARU4BRAVES
6/25/2013 9:33:52 PM

That picture of your little boy is so precious!



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LAILA07
6/20/2013 11:56:08 AM

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a beautiful weekend ahead. Be safe and God bless!

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth"

William W. Purkey



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LAILA07
5/24/2013 11:01:04 AM

Wishing you a most wonderful and blessed Memorial Day Weekend!

"I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward"

Charlotte Brontė





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LAILA07
5/17/2013 11:54:16 AM

"HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND"

'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement'

~~Helen Keller~~



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