My Motivation - Christmas 2007

Myrtle Beach 1/2 marathon finish

My Mom and I before the Myrtle Beach 1/2 marathon 2/16/08


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October 07 I began the dreaded and long over due process of getting back in shape after having two children (with almost 4 yrs between them). My husband and I joined a gym and are getting help from a personal trainer as well to stay focused and achieve our goals. We're striving to get in shape and eat healthier.

I completed my first 1/2 marathon in Feb 08 in under 3 hours. It was an incredible experience that I will always remember. I am so proud of my husband and mom for doing it with me and finishing in pretty good time too. I'm totally hooked. Now I'm training to better my time and do a few more races this year.

2008 Races:
Feb 16, Myrtle Beach 1/2 marathon (my first!) 2:58:48
April 5, Raleigh Rocks 1/2 marathon 2:43;56
May 3, Komen Race for the Cure 5K
July 4, Peachtree Road Race 10K - staying with my family and supporting my sister rather than pushing for a goal time was just as fulfilling.

Looking for a good race this fall to keep moving forward.

"When the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change, you change." - Finally a concise explanation of why I'm getting in shape.

Member Since: 11/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,646

My Goals:
Summary -
1. Get in Better Shape
2. Return to pre-children weight (145lbs.)
3. Complete half marathon Feb 2008

My Program:
Cardio 3-4 times per week (running, bike, elliptical, mostly running)
Weights 2-3 times per week
Legs 2x per week (I have weak knees/ankles so I'm constantly working to strengthen the muscles around them.

Personal Information:
Grew up in Atlanta, went to Univ of Georgia for undergrad and am finishing up my PhD in Human Genetics at Wake Forest Univ. in Winston Salem, NC. Looking for a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics (genetic testing).

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My friends inspire me (especially Caitrin and Stanton) and motivate me to keep working towards my goals.

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    Noticed you will be doing OBX half this weekend. I have run it since it started and love it. Looks like we will have good weather for the run. Best part-the crowds and neighborhoods are fun.
    2911 days ago
  • v JAXIE98
    i ran across you on a message board...

    congrats on the half marathon!!!!

    i'm a first 5k is at the end of april...
    i was poking around the board to read about some others who are running for motivation...

    found it!

    keep up the fantastic work!
    3141 days ago
    Hey Megan. Glad to have a leader for our Winston-Salem Sparkers team. I hike regularly on weekends at Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock, so if anyone wants to join in I'd be glad to have the company.
    3155 days ago
    Megan, congrats on your first 1/2 marathon! My sister and I walked it in 7 hours 53 minutes... my first full marathon. You had an awesome time! I'm also in Winston Salem, so nice to "meet" you!
    3159 days ago
    thanks for adding me as a friend and thanks for the smiley face..I am glad that I could be of some help to you.congrats on your first half - awesome job! Keep me posted on how you are doing. Wish I had time to post on the HM team boards more often..
    3166 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2008 2:15:56 PM
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