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My new running shoes waiting for me. (New as of February 2012)





Me and my Lola's Lake Waconia Half medal. Half marathon PR: 2H:18M:58S





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Running away from my unhealthy lifestyle

I run, therefore I am a runner. It's been my activity of choice since 2009 but didn't fully take hold of me until late 2010. Since then I've found joy in running in all seasons including the beauty of a run on a sunny 17 degree day. From there I've gained new appreciation for the outdoors and learned to listen to my body.

Running away from my unhealthy lifestyle has also led me to question my food. I despise artificially sweetened and "fake" foods. I despise food marketing and ...
I run, therefore I am a runner. It's been my activity of choice since 2009 but didn't fully take hold of me until late 2010. Since then I've found joy in running in all seasons including the beauty of a run on a sunny 17 degree day. From there I've gained new appreciation for the outdoors and learned to listen to my body.

Running away from my unhealthy lifestyle has also led me to question my food. I despise artificially sweetened and "fake" foods. I despise food marketing and the confusion it creates. I love to make stuff from scratch and put that extra effort into my meals. I will eat leftovers any day of the week over fast food.

I've done 4 half marathons, 3 trail runs and 1 road based. I've decided that 2014 just may be there year I do my first MARATHON!

Ambitious goal, yes, but running has taught me I'm capable of more than I think I am.





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Member Since: 6/6/2008

SparkPoints: 19,806

Fitness Minutes: 22,967

My Goals:
1) feel better about myself

2) improve my lifestyle.

3) include more yoga & strength training into my routine

4) lose the muffin top.

5) LOSE WEIGHT-- DUH?

6) 2014 will be the year of the marathon!

My Program:
Fitness: I run. Need to work on some strength training and definitely need to stretch.


Diet: a work in progress, as usual. I have good days and bad.

Personal Information:
Pizza and sweets are my diet sabotage. I'm also a nibbler/grazer and those calories add up quickly and are hard to track because I sometimes forget what I've even had to eat.

Running is my happy place.

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET
1/14/2012 7:13:53 PM

My HM training is going well, thank you for asking! I am staying consistent and really focusing on training v. losing weight. :)
I hope you are doing well!
Patti



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_COSMOPAULATAN_
8/14/2011 3:54:43 PM

You are right, I need to focus on having fun along the way. Congrats on the marriage... happened when I was MIA from Spark!



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TOTALFOCUS
4/16/2011 3:31:51 AM

Nice sparkpage!!!



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ME40ME
3/31/2011 10:11:41 PM

Hope you feel better! The road will be waiting... emoticon



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2/24/2011 4:48:22 PM

Yep, I am. The Get Lucky is the kickoff to my birthday party. Looking forward to it!



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