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Me (left) and my sister Kate on my 38th birthday!





Another view from my usual running route - pohutukawa trees are all along the road





In Pataua for a swim with Bert.



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2014: The Year of Persistence

My name is Jen, I'm 38 and live in New Zealand. I'll be blunt: it's gorgeous where I live and if you knew what it's like you'd totally be jealous. I can see the water from the window where I am sitting right now, and if I wanted to I could walk for 3 minutes and go swimming (but I won't, because I am typing). We're surrounded by water, bush, and some awesome places to do any kind of sport you can think of - the perfect environment for getting embarrassingly fit.

On Wednesday, 16 ...
My name is Jen, I'm 38 and live in New Zealand. I'll be blunt: it's gorgeous where I live and if you knew what it's like you'd totally be jealous. I can see the water from the window where I am sitting right now, and if I wanted to I could walk for 3 minutes and go swimming (but I won't, because I am typing). We're surrounded by water, bush, and some awesome places to do any kind of sport you can think of - the perfect environment for getting embarrassingly fit.

On Wednesday, 16 July 2008 I stumbled on SP late one night while I was looking for a nutrition tracker. This marked the start of my mission. As we meander into 2014, the journey continues to be long and arduous, but I figure that if I persist in dragging my carcass along the trail I will reach glory eventually.

I have always loved exercise and healthy food but somehow it all just turned pear-shaped...mostly it's wine and jelly dinosaur's fault. I fell off the wagon and found myself on the road with its wheels backing over my head. The wheel imprints remain on my forehead as a reminder but now I must move forward and hope that future wagons will not have such good aim, or will at least have softer tyres.

Since finding myself in here I have run 3 Half Marathons, completed 3 triathlons, and learned lots along the way - whilst also realising how much MORE there is to learn. I'm currently chipping away at a degree in Sport & Exercise which I'm loving, but recognise that all the knowledge in the world doesn't mean anything unless you peel your arse off the couch and put down the gummi bears.

This blog captures fleeting moments of my journey towards a jealousy-worthy level of fitness and underwear shopping glory.

xxxxx

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Member Since: 7/15/2008

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My Goals:
Improve swim technique and speed

Improve race times across the board

Remain injury free! - ensure mix of training improves strength & flexibility to reduce injury risk

Get bodyweight down to 59kg

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Oh, it changes all the time.

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My sister Kate (Rednbrown) and I are doing this together. I think I'm lucky to have her for moral support and to retain my sanity on an ongoing basis.
Thanks Red! x

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REDNBROWN
4/2/2014 6:09:52 PM

I'm heeerrreeee.... :)



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LITTLEWING21
3/22/2014 12:25:20 PM

Hey stranger!!!! How are you?!?! You look fabulous!!! What have you been doing?

Soooooo, I'm PREGGERS!!!!! Wooohoooo! I'm nearly halfway through my pregnancy and have only gained 6lb. I weigh the same as I did last year! Just been eating healthier and staying active. I feel fab! Miss ya girl, so glad to hear from you!!!



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SEEHOLZ
3/30/2013 6:23:04 AM

Hey there... how are you???? Just thought I'd check in on you---- did you ever get your sense of smell resolved?



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LIVINFIT4ME
2/12/2013 7:21:50 PM

Hey. How are ya? Making rounds & checking in. How's life for u?



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REDNBROWN
2/5/2013 5:59:49 AM

Hey sis - loving seeing you back on here, your blogs are always a highlight. I usually train sun/mon & wed/thurs at the moment. Will be there sometime waitangi day since jesses not working :) Might see you down there if you dont have to work.

xxx



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