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Crossing the finish line at the Kenosha Half-Marathon (I'm the really excited one in pink)!





Implementing the knee hang on the trapeze!



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Ahoy!

I'm Colleen, from Chicago.

I like to travel, write, make stuff, and vacuum (I know - weirdsville).

I love music, tattoos, the outdoors, and typewriters.

There's a lot of other stuff about life that makes me thrilled to be alive, but I have limited space here.

Mostly, I'm grateful for the ever-present opportunity to mold myself into who I want to be.
Ahoy!

I'm Colleen, from Chicago.

I like to travel, write, make stuff, and vacuum (I know - weirdsville).

I love music, tattoos, the outdoors, and typewriters.

There's a lot of other stuff about life that makes me thrilled to be alive, but I have limited space here.

Mostly, I'm grateful for the ever-present opportunity to mold myself into who I want to be.




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Member Since: 5/6/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 39,093

My Goals:
- Reach final weight loss goal by February 2013.

- Run a half-marathon in 2012. DONE!

- Run a full marathon in 2012. DONE!!

- Do fifty regular push-ups straight.

- Climb the stairs to my apartment without getting winded. DONE!

- Sit in a chair without having to cover my stomach with a pillow, my purse, etc. DONE!

My Program:
- Yoga at least 5 days a week.

- Running 2-3 times a week, with a longer run on weekends.

- Elliptical 1-2 times a week.

- Ballet class once a week.

- Strength training 2 days a week.

- Drinking copious amounts of water.

- Eating vegetables with every meal.

- Replacing sweets cravings with fruits or crafts whenever possible.

- Focusing on getting enough protein, and the right level/kind of carbohydrates for my runs.

Personal Information:
I'm from Chicago, but I was born and raised in the wilds of Michigan.

It's official, I am now a Master of Library Science, with a concentration in Archival Studies! Any archives jobs out there? :)



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ONMYMEDS
8/10/2012 9:19:17 PM

Saw your blog about the Kenosha run. I did the full Marathon, my first. They must have gotten tired of calling out names by the time I came in, or I was too oblivious to notice.
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ANIMAL_L0VER
6/15/2012 12:22:43 PM

LOVE the new pics!!

Trapeze school?!? Totally awesome!!!!



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SLJWATTS
5/9/2012 1:41:27 PM

Saw your comment on the sleep article- you are getting the right amount of sleep- the studies say that is perfect- and I wish I had the ability to sleep that amount of sleep. I have trouble going past 6 hours most nights, although I do get 7-8 every once in a while and it is fab. emoticon



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OPAL9555
5/7/2012 8:59:04 AM

yes thats where the heavy lifting needs to be done - inside the brain!
but congrats on your marathon work - that is so great!




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OPAL9555
5/4/2012 9:09:41 AM

thanks for your response! So this is a common issue - kind of letting it go - I try and figure it out, why - when i see success do I not continue. Is it because other things seem more important than sticking to the plan? I know this isn't true for me because when i do get back on the scale I become mortified - and it shocks me back on the plan. 125 lbs is my goal and i'm always 5-10 lbs away from it. It's like i'm scared to really get there. I was there a few years ago and loved it. I worked out with a trainer then and it came off but I didn't keep it off. Been working with a trainer again for the past 12 months! twice a week - but I can't control my eating -so I haven't got there - even with 2 one hour grueling sessions a week of cardio, weight resistance.



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