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Like so many desk jockeys, I let weight creep on after finishing college and getting married, and finally realized that my lack of fitness was keeping me from living the life I've envisioned for myself. I've lost 55 pounds since joining SP in February of 2011, and along the way, I've discovered that I actually enjoy running (always hated it in high school PE!), and also discovered the magic of kettlebells. Lately I'm dabbling in Crossfit as well. Now I have a program that keeps me fit for ...
Like so many desk jockeys, I let weight creep on after finishing college and getting married, and finally realized that my lack of fitness was keeping me from living the life I've envisioned for myself. I've lost 55 pounds since joining SP in February of 2011, and along the way, I've discovered that I actually enjoy running (always hated it in high school PE!), and also discovered the magic of kettlebells. Lately I'm dabbling in Crossfit as well. Now I have a program that keeps me fit for anything and is still manageable within my busy schedule.
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Member Since: 2/4/2011

SparkPoints: 34,935

Fitness Minutes: 47,367

My Goals:
Healthy eating, and fitness. I'm just above my desired maintenance range right now, so focusing on getting stronger and faster, and letting the weight thing take care of itself at this point.

My Program:
I mostly run outdoors in my neighborhood, and lift free weights 2x a week. Food-wise, I try to eat as little processed food as possible and tend towards Paleo and Perfect Health Diet, though I refuse to totally give up anything!

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I live in beautiful Boise, Idaho with my husband, 2 dogs, chickens, and a horse.

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MOM_VICKI
2/1/2014 8:18:45 AM

Hello - thanks for your comment on my status regarding my new shoes:)

I've been running in the new balance minimus 10 for about a year now - and loved their feel. They will still be my primary road shoe, but the Altra zero drop Lone Peak 1.5 are now my "go-to" shoe anytime I plan to run trails. I tried out several shoes at our local running shoe store, and these felt the most similar to my NB. They are a little stiffer, but for the terrain I'm using them in - it's perfect. I couldn't believe that during my last rocky trail run, I did not feel any of the rocks. Did you see the picture I posted of the trail I ran? It's full of really sharp "shale". You should check out Altra's website and watch their video on the Lone Peak - it's pretty cool.

My main motivation for getting new shoes was to comfort the soles of my feet when running on rocky terrain. Last year's trail half-marathon that I did hurt my feet so badly that I could hardly walk for several weeks (and I believe Robie Creek will be just as rocky or more so:).

BTW - as far as sizing, I wear an 11 in my NB and the 11's in Altra are a perfect fit.

Good luck running and training for Robie Creek! Maybe I'll see you there:)



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MICKIJUNE
1/28/2014 4:35:52 PM

Hi! Fellow MMM'er here! Saw your comment on MOM_VICKI's page and knew I had to drop by to say hi!



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AEROBISAURUS
1/18/2014 5:10:07 PM

I'm Sure you heard about that Crossfitters freak accident the other day didn't you? Google it if you haven't.... I feel so sad for that guy.

Anyway I just read your comment on my feed and I don't want to detour you from it by bringing that up, haha.

I still think crossfit is awesome and if anyone could do it YOU COULD! Just be careful. I think what makes it scary is knowing its all about the pushing yourself, you know. I don't know if I could hang yet, haha. I envy the people that can. :)

So you got to try it. What will it hurt right? Just don't let it expire!

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SKATER787
1/17/2014 11:35:56 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you found what works for you and works well eating schedule wise.



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AEROBISAURUS
1/15/2014 3:25:04 PM

Dude I really wanted to take crossfit classes but they seem so hard core that they kind of scare me. You totally have to plan on using your groupon so you can tell me all about it. Thanks for reading my blog too. emoticon
I'm really excited to rock this new membership! 2014 is going to be awesome.

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