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My first half marathon. High-fiving spectators right before the finish line.

My 1st official 5K, St. Patrick's day 2012


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2017 Update - I reached my goal weight November 25, 2012. Lately I've been hovering just above goal weight but that's ok. I have not slipped into old habits and that is huge!

I no longer define myself by the scale. That took some doing let me tell you! It's not about being skinny for me. It's about strength and endurance now. I watched my mom suffer the last years of her life from her sedentary lifestyle. I want to avoid that in my old age!

I still believe in baby steps to reach any goal. Small, healthy, smart changes every single day. That's how I started on SparkPeople and that's how I continue to maintain my goals.

I like to to break up my activity throughout the day to keep calorie burn and metabolism working for me all day long. I also believe in rest days. Muscles need a rest to repair and strengthen.

SparkPeople is such a positive experience for me. I look forward to reading blogs to inspire me. I keep my SparkFriends in my head when I'm out to eat or when I'm pushing through a tough run or workout. Everyone keeps me moving.

Keep moving forward!

Member Since: 8/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 139,619

My Goals:
Run a 5K in 30 minutes or less.

Increase upper body strength.

Maintain weight under 140

**2017 Planned Events**
Jan 1 Running group New Years day run - 4 miles
Feb 5 - local FitFam 5K
March 11 - St. Patrick's day 5K
April 8 - Parkinson's Research 5K
Apri 23 - Arboretum Champion of Trees 10K
May 3 - Quarryman Challenge 5K VERY hilly course
June 24 - Chicago Pride 10K
Aug 20 29th annual Windrunner 10K
Sept 24 - Chicago Half Marathon

**2016 Accomplishments**

Jan 1 - Committment Day 5K
Feb 6 - 5K with running group at Morton Arboretum
March 12 - St. Patrick's Day 8K
Fast Cat 5K - April 2
April 9 - Shake it Off 5K for Parkinson's
May 1 - Super Manny 5K
May 7 - Lemont Quarryman Challenge 5K
Jun 4 - Zoo Run For The Animals
Jun 11 - Northern Il Food Bank 5K
Sep 25 - Chicago Half Marathon

My Program:
Yoga three days per week

Running twice per week

Two 15-minute brisk walk breaks at work

Various Spark People videos

Elliptical once per week

Strength training 3xs/wk

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    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, Delighting in Physical Activity. And, based on your comments you sound like a woman with the spirit of my mother ... and that's a supreme compliment. Thanks. I appreciate you!
    14 days ago
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    Thank you for the comment and encouragement! I will most definitely stop by the one day challenge team. Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon
    16 days ago
    Thanks for the bloglove. Isn't it funny how many of us can be on that same page - the 5 lbs off page - the one where we know that if we don't do something soon - we'll be sliding back up the scale? Well - met my goals for day #1. Off to day #2 I go.
    18 days ago
    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog, especially regarding those who in addition to their own families have responsibilities to elderly parents.
    Mutual support on Spark is our greatest strength

    19 days ago
    Thank you for your comments on my blog. It's wonderful to know I'm not alone with the "weigh day" ritual. I love what you wear for your weigh day, but unfortunately if I wore my birthday suit I'd have to shut my eyes and then I couldn't see the scale.
    Have a beautiful healthy day.
    Love, Jodee
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    20 days ago
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