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Me and Dean Karnazes Ultramarathon Man! Whidbey Island Marathon Expo April 14, 2007 (212lbs).





Portland Rock n Roll Half May 19, 2013





What I did on my 40th birthday. February 2012 (275 pounds).



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Peeling Back the Layers of Me

“We must do the things we think we cannot do."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I have lost weight, and gained it. I was always the last to finish the mile in PE as a kid. I hated running and swore to only do it if something was chasing me. Then someone put a bug in my ear. I tried it on my terms and discovered I loved the freedom of strapping on a pair of shoes, getting dropped off 24 miles from home and having only my will and strength to get myself home. Now, I am a runner.
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“We must do the things we think we cannot do."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I have lost weight, and gained it. I was always the last to finish the mile in PE as a kid. I hated running and swore to only do it if something was chasing me. Then someone put a bug in my ear. I tried it on my terms and discovered I loved the freedom of strapping on a pair of shoes, getting dropped off 24 miles from home and having only my will and strength to get myself home. Now, I am a runner.

5K Races
7/3/06 Firecracker 5K 41:05 (212lbs)
7/3/07 Firecracker 5K 40:14 (218lbs)
9/11/11 Iron Girl Seattle 5K 50:48 (268lbs)

Half Marathons
7/9/06 Seafair Half Marathon 3:14:39 (215lbs)
11/26/06 Seattle Half Marathon 3:16:11 (222lbs)
3/17/07 Shamrock Shuffle Half Marathon 2:54:35 (209lbs)
4/15/07 Whidbey Island Half Marathon 2:57:59 (212lbs)
5/13/07 Kirkland Half Marathon 2:52:59 (212lbs)
7/8/07 Seafair Half Marathon 3:03:44 (218lbs)
10/7/07 Royal Victoria Half Marathon 3:24:57 (235lbs)
5/18/08 Capital City Half Marathon 3:33:46 (258lbs)
6/29/08 Seafair Half Marathon 4:15:34 (258lbs)
2/26/12 Tri-Cities Half Marathon 3:48:18 (275lbs)
5/5/13 BMO Vancouver Half Marathon 3:28:17 (254lbs)
5/19/13 Portland Rock n Roll Half Marathon 3:24:15 (254lbs)
6/2/13 North Olympic Discovery Marathon 3:31:01 (254lbs)
6/22/13 Seattle Rock n' Roll Half Marathon 3:33:27 (254lbs)

Marathons
10/1/06 Portland Marathon 6:57:18 (220lbs)
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Member Since: 1/26/2006

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My Goals:
Height: 5' 11"
Highest Weight: 288 on 7/13/12
Goal weight: 175

Body fat:
44.3% in August 2011

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I track calories using spark. I try to exercise at least 6 days per week including weight training with cross training 3x/wk, running 3x/wk. I set short term goals and reward myself with things that pamper me.

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Mom, teacher, geek, friend, lover, loser... and marathon runner!

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NIKEIT2011
12/23/2012 3:03:31 PM

Stopping by to wish ya a VERY Merry Christmas!!
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KIMCOLLINGS
9/17/2012 3:58:48 PM

I saw you were in the Seattle area and I added you as a friend. Hope you'll add me back. Keep sparking!!



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WOLF-SPIRIT
7/16/2012 12:35:50 AM

Hey there,

Thought to stop by and wish you a really great week. I also just read ~Indygirl's latest Blog, admired her resolve, and noticed your comment on her page. Well, rest assured that you are certainly not alone in your struggles. I'm right there with you. Indy has amazing things to say, which are very inspiring. All in all, we can do this.

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WOLF-SPIRIT
6/29/2012 3:10:23 PM

Hi Layers,

Thanks for the Friend Add. You are truly special and your latest Blog Post was just such an inspiration to us all. Let's tie up those laces and make it happen, right?!

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NIKEIT2011
5/17/2012 2:05:39 PM

Saw the team "slow fat runners" on your page and it fits me perfectly so I joined today :-) I am still SLOW...SLOW...SLOW... about 15-17mins right now. There are hills which of course slow ya down but still....

PS. hi there :)

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