Maine Marathon 2012 Bling and Bib
Pro Photo from Boston Prep 16 Miler!
Me and the Sibs in NY for Gramp's 90th.
I have 50 pics in my gallery
New Year....New Focus....New Plan...
Christmas Day 2006, I joined Sparkpeople with 135 lbs on this 5ft tall frame. I originally lost 25 lbs with a very strict focus on nutrition and exercise. Most of it has slowly come back. I haven't had the determination to stay so strictly focused on nutrition and it seems I've become stagnant in some ways with regard to exercise. Want to drop back down under 120. SO....I'm changing a few things up this year. Returning to more regimented eating and shaking up the exercise regimen with ...
Christmas Day 2006, I joined Sparkpeople with 135 lbs on this 5ft tall frame. I originally lost 25 lbs with a very strict focus on nutrition and exercise. Most of it has slowly come back. I haven't had the determination to stay so strictly focused on nutrition and it seems I've become stagnant in some ways with regard to exercise. Want to drop back down under 120. SO....I'm changing a few things up this year. Returning to more regimented eating and shaking up the exercise regimen with CrossFit. EEEEK!
I intend to run one race a month...mostly half marathons...and have built a pretty full dance card already. Still looking for races for September through December but otherwise am good to go.
Races for 2013!
January 1-Set the Pace 5K-29:33 (9:31 pace). Love this race!
January 27-Boston Prep 16 miler-3:03:42 (11:28 pace). TOUGH TOUGH TOUGH!
February 24-Half at the Hamptons-race cancelled but ran course with friends (12:46 pace).
March 9-Chamberlain Half-registered.
April 28-Wallis Sands Half-registered
May 19-Volunteering at Sugarloaf Marathon, a friend is racing it as his first.
May 26-Pineland Farms 50K-registered. First 50K, trail too!
June 23-Rail Trail Half-registered.
July-August-September-Bond Brook Trail 5K Series, Thursday nights, love these!
July 14-Old Port Half -registered
July 21-Tri for a Cure! My favorite event, despite the swim!
August 25-Blueberry Cove Half -registered.
September -Bar Harbor YMCA Half-registered.
September -Rise N Shine 5K?
October-Biddeford Harvest Half-registered
October -Bond Brook Tread Fest 10 Mile Trail Race?
November-Thanksgiving Day-Gaspin' Gobbler?
'Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look, or an event that led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp.' ~John Bingham
'Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish which so trumps Did Not Start.' ~Unknown
'The challenge in running is not to aim at doing the things no one else has done, but to keep doing things anyone could do—but most never will.' ~Joe Henderson
'Have a dream. Make a plan. Go for it. You'll get there, I promise.' ~Zoe Koplowitz, Achilles Track Club member with multiple sclerosis who required 24 hours on crutches but finished the 1993 New York City Marathon
'Road runners are lean and skinny; trail runners can crush road runners with their calves and power up mountains with their glutes.'~Karen Gross email
'You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward or uncomfortable when you try something new.'~Unknown
'The true measure of an Individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good.' ~Ann Landers
'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' ~Mahatma Gandhi
'What people say about you is more a reflection of what is in their hearts than what is in yours.' ~Lady Donkey
'What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.' ~Samuel Johnson (thanks Lori)
'Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Maintaining is hard. Pick your hard.' ~Unknown
'Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.' ~ GEN George S. Patton, 1912 Olympian
'Nobody grows old by merely
living a number of years.
People grow old only by
deserting their ideals.
You are as young as your faith,
as old as your doubts;
as young as your
as old as your fear;
as young as your hope,
as old as your despair.'
~GEN Douglas MacArthur
'True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.'
~ Arthur Ashe
'Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
| current weight: 129.8
Member Since: 12/16/2006
Fitness Minutes: 18,775
~Stay below my 'max' weight for the military-met Spring 07, maintained Fall 12.
~Score 300 on my PT test-met 10/11/07, 10/7/10, 9/20/12, streak interrupted (09-296/294, Spring 10-298, 11-297/294, Spring 12-299).
~Manage my sweet tooth and be more mindful about what goes in my mouth-constant battle!
~Work to lower LDL, ARGH-darn genetics.
~Revamp exercise/eating program.
~Return to range of 117-122, and focus on strength training as well as running.
I'm generally not a very regimented person at home, as work can be quite structured so my program is not strictly metered. I should probably return to using both nutrition and exercise here on the Spark as I found them both very useful for accountability. Always looking for ways to improve cardio intensity and time, try different fitness avenues, add more variety to strength training, eat less overall and munch on healthier sweets.
I'm a non-Native Mainer married to a Native...my husband and I share our living space with 3 unique felines...we're homebodies and wouldn't live our life any other way.
Love all kinds of books and music...always looking for new yummy healthy sweet stuff to try...
From a NIKE ad-
'I have THUNDER THIGHS
and that's a compliment
because they are strong
and though they are unwelcome
in the petite section
they are cheered on in marathons
fifty years from now
I'll bounce a grandchild on my thunder thighs
and then I'll go out for a run.
Just Do It.'