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Hello! I'm 55, and have really benefited from joining Spark. When I first found Spark in September 2006, I was sedentary and miserable. After a few months of reading posts, I started running and since then,, I've raced in an awful lot of 5k road races... However life throws out challenges and thanks to doing volunteer work, I've been pressed for time for the last 4 years... and as a result, my running schedule has suffered... and (shudder!) I've gained weight. Adopting a pekingese has just added to my problems! So... I had to get creative. I just bought a trike and now the dog and I roll down the street and that daily walk is a real workout now.. plus I get to sit! I belong to a 24 hr gym, but the trike is the BEST thing I have ever done for myself!!!!!! I am now averaging 40 mins of biking a day and woo hoo, I love my new life!
In the past, I've raced in...
Running With The Dawgs 5k, 5/26/08
Celebrate Clayton 5k Run, 4/28/07
Shamrock and Roll Road Race 3/16/08
2007 Greenville Candlelight 5k 6/23/07
Virginia Highland Xmas 5k Road Race 12/22/08
Spring Water Run 8/25/07
A-C-C 4-H 5k Race (summertime 2007?)
Trot For Tots (February 2007?)
St. Joe's Jog 5k 2/16/08
HSBC 10k August 2007
Stars and Stripes 5/24/07
Great Day Of Service 5k 6/16/07
Jack Oï¿½Lantern Jog 10/28/07
Halloween Moonlight Run 10/27/07
Granite Bowl 5k Midnight Stroll 1/5/07 and 1/4/08... A repeater!
Stampede for Hope 2/3/07
Little River Bridge 8k 3/29/08
Jan 1-ï¿¼ï¿½3RD ANNUAL NEW YEARS AT NOON 5K
JANUARY 3, 2009 5th ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
HALF MARATHON AND 5K,
The INAUGURAL HOMES FOR PEOPLE and PETS 5K
Joshua Reeves Memorial 5K
Hospitality Highway Centuryï¿½ï¿½ï¿½July 12 (bike ride!)
09/04/2009 - The Peoples Bank 32nd Annual Midnight Flight -
Willie's 5k Winter Wonder Run Dec 5, 2009.
I haven't listed any 5ks in the last few years, but I'm still doing them. They keep me motivated.
To partner up with my little pekingese and keep riding that trike!
To run more and ride my two wheeled bike on the weekends.
Keep doing strength training.
Use the rower and the elliptical at the gym
To work out with my dogs when I'm walking them around the house.
Running, running, running. I know of every 5k in the Ga/SC area...
Cycling! Triking! The Elliptical! The gym!
My new gym!
Walking the dogs!
My name is Margaret. I''m 55, and am from Georgia. I am interested in running, books, cycling, cats, dogs, and... whatever's right around the corner.
I am a raging coffeeholic.
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| current weight: 165.0
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436 days ago
I read your comment about your fur babies - seriously, a gunshot??? I never cease to be amazed and horrified at the cruelty of some people.
I also used Jackson Galaxy's calming Flower Essences ...
/ I think it helped early on when Louie was such a nervous little boy and Lily wasn't helping him with her bullying.
They're both much better now . . .
I hope yours do well!
754 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/6/2015 10:11:28 AM
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