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It's Never Too Late to Run

I'm running until I'm at least 100.

Distance PR's:
5K - 27:07 (05:08/2010)
5M - 45:58 (11/28/2013)
10K - 57:36 (10/07/2012)
HM - 2:04:31 (1/13/2013)
Marathon - 4:36:57 (06/01/2013)
Life - 64 years

Life Plan
1. Maintain weight of 125 - 135.
2. Stay lean and fit. Maintain 20% body fat or less.
3. Be the best runner I can be while maintaining my love for running.
4. Strength train consistently.
5. Stay ...
I'm running until I'm at least 100.

Distance PR's:
5K - 27:07 (05:08/2010)
5M - 45:58 (11/28/2013)
10K - 57:36 (10/07/2012)
HM - 2:04:31 (1/13/2013)
Marathon - 4:36:57 (06/01/2013)
Life - 64 years

Life Plan
1. Maintain weight of 125 - 135.
2. Stay lean and fit. Maintain 20% body fat or less.
3. Be the best runner I can be while maintaining my love for running.
4. Strength train consistently.
5. Stay active all day. Move it!
6. Give back through volunteering.

My life goals are to have a healthy body, a sharp mind, & a happy heart; to leave the world a better place for my having been here.

Completed Races:
Austin Marathon - 4:59 (02/14/2010)
Capital 10,000 - 58:12 (04/11/2010)
Oklahoma City Marathon - 5:14 (04/30/2010)
Scholtsky's Bun Run 5K - 27:41 (05/02/2010)
Chuys Hot to Trot 5K - 27:07 (05:08/2010)
San Antonio Marathon - 5:50 (11/14/2010)
California Marathon - 5:18 (12/05/2010)
Ogden Marathon - 6:01 (05/21/2011)
St. Louis Rock n Roll Half Marathon - 2:28 (10/23/2011)
San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon - 2:32 (11/13/2011)
Austin 5 Mile Turkey Trot - 50:29 (11/24/2011)
3M Half Marathon (Austin TX) - 2:14:59 (1/29/2012)
26.2 with Donna - 5:13:07 (2/12/2012)
Capital 10,000 - 59:54 (3/25/2012)
Lake Woebegone Trail Marathon - 4:53:30 (5/12/2012)
Newport Marathon - 4:48:19 (6/2/2012)
Missoula Marathon - 5:18 (7/8/2012)
San Francisco Marathon - 5:05:20 (7/29/2012)
Air Force Marathon -- 6:54:43 (9/15/2012)
IBM Uptown Classic 10K -- 57:36 (10/07/2012)
Mount Desert Island Marathon (Maine) -- 4:59:11 (10/14/2012)
Austin Turkey Trot 5 miles -- 47:31 (11/22/2012)
California Marathon -- 4:40 (12/02/2012)
3M Half Marathon (Austin, TX) -- 2:04:31 (01/13/2013)
26.2 with Donna -- 4:47:11 (02/17/2013)
Capital 10,000 -- 58:24 (04/07 2013)
Big Sur Marathon -- 4:48:22 (04/28/2013)
Newport Marathon -- 4:36:57 (06/02/2013)
Wineglass Marathon -- 5:45:14 (10/06/2013)
Austin Turkey Trot 5 miles -- 45:58 (11/28/2013)
Austin Jingle Bell 5K -- 27:13 (12/01/2013)
3M Half Marathon -- 2:06 (01/19/2014)
Austin Marathon -- 5:17:37 (02/16/2014)

Book Reading Challenge
2014 - 26 (100 goal)
2013 - 106 (100 goal)
2012 - 121 (120 goal)

I began this SparkPeople journey on 26 January 2009 to lose 25 pounds to get to a healthier weight. I have reached my goal weight, but that has become just a step along my new road as a clean eater and runner for life.

Phase 3 Goals (Completed):
1. Maintain goal weight of 130+/-5; reduce my body fat from 26% to 24%
***Goal surpassed (now 20%)

Phase 2 Goals (Completed):
1. Maintain goal weight of 130+/-5, but change my body composition to 26% fat
***Goal met
2. Complete the 200 Squats challenge by 9/30/2009
***Goal met: 9/13/2009
3. Run/walk a 10K and/or Half Marathon by 12/31/2009.
***Goal met: 10/18/2009 (10K)
01/24/2010 (Half Marathon)
4. Run the Austin Marathon in 2/2010.
***Goal met: 2/14/2010
5. Run the Capital 10K on 11 Apr 2010
*** Done -- 58:10
6. Run the Okla City Memorial Marathon on 25 Apr 2010.
*** Done -- 5:14

Phase 1 Goals (Completed):
1. Lose 4 inches from my waist and 3 inches from my hips by 7/31/2009.
***Goal Met - Hips: 5/18/2009**
***Goal Met - Waist: 6/29/2009**
2. Lose 25 pounds by 7/31/2009.
***Goal Met: 7/7/2009
3. Reduce body fat 6% by 7/31/2009.
***Goal Met: 6/26/2009 **
4. Have a resting heart rate less than 60 bpm.
***Goal Met: 5/4/2009**
5. Run/walk a 5K by 6/30/2009.
***Goal Met: 5/17/2009**
6. Reduce my Blood Pressure Medication
***Goal Exceeded. No longer need medication.
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My Goals:
1. Read 100 books in 2014.
Read so far: 26 books
2. Qualify for the Boston Marathon.
3. Run till I'm 100.

Upcoming Races:
Jun 01 - San Diego Marathon
Jul 27 - San Francisco Marathon

My Program:
1) Run 6 days a week - following a custom marathon training plan.
2) Eat clean.
3) Work with a personal trainer 2 days a week.

Personal Information:
I love cats and am owned by 6 of them. I also enjoy keeping fish. I have a 2400 gallon koi pond, a 125 gallon goldfish pond, and more aquariums than I am willing to admit to, ranging in size from 2.5 gallons to 140 gallons. I love to garden, in particular to grow my own vegetables. Unfortunately, I no longer have a good space for this, but do have lots of herbs.

I am now (happily) retired.

My husband and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary in May, 2014.

Other Information:
I am a voracious reader. I love my Kindle and the public library.

My field of study at university was English literature (I have an advanced degree in medieval English literature). My first career was teaching at university, but after a few years I went over "to the dark side" and spent most of my professional life at a large, multinational computer company, principally as a planner and project manager.

I am passionate about opera and an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of the Austin Lyric Opera.

I also serve on the Boards of Austin Shakespeare (Vice President) and the Austin Chamber Music Center (President) as well as serving as the current President of the Austin branch of the English Speaking Union.

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SLENDERELLA61
4/5/2014 5:45:09 PM

Thanks for asking. Yes, I'll be running 3x a week and running lots of 5Ks.



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LIGHTNINGRUNNER
4/2/2014 1:25:30 PM

I am so excited, but ultra nervous. I will be doing 20 miles this weekend in the Florida hills. I have decided to 5/1 and will be running with the girl who paced me for my 1st marathon. I just know I must get to mile 22 in 5:15 - which should be doable.



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SMITTY4RL
3/31/2014 2:54:07 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my 'last run' blog. It's exciting to say the least! Hope your Monday is going great ;-).



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RUN4FOOD
3/29/2014 4:22:10 PM

In answer to your question, "What are Houston style hills?' Anywhere else Houston's hills would be called flat and certainly in Austin they would be flat. So it doesn't take much to be called a hill here.
When you attended Rice were you a runner?



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RUN4FOOD
3/24/2014 5:43:47 PM

Thanks for commenting on my double half marathon blog. Before the event I wasn't sure I was strong enough to do two halves in two days, especially when my wife, who prompted me to do it, dropped out due to back problems. It was easier than I thought it would be, after the first mile on Sunday.
I did the same double run two years ago. The day after the second half I was called into the doctors office and my health issues were underway. Two years later I'm almost back and now trying to become a faster runner.

Have you ever done double runs?



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