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In early 2005, after spending most of my 24 years overweight, I decided to finally do something - and I stuck to it. Eight months and nearly 60 lbs later, I was happy, healthy, and in control. Since then, I have completed law school, moved to my third state (so far!), settled down with a partner, and started my career. I have also developed asthma, symptoms of celiac, and sore tendons from running with very flat feet. The hardest thing that I have had to confront is that success does not ...
In early 2005, after spending most of my 24 years overweight, I decided to finally do something - and I stuck to it. Eight months and nearly 60 lbs later, I was happy, healthy, and in control. Since then, I have completed law school, moved to my third state (so far!), settled down with a partner, and started my career. I have also developed asthma, symptoms of celiac, and sore tendons from running with very flat feet. The hardest thing that I have had to confront is that success does not mean you are done learning and growing - or that age and your body won't continue to change everything you thought you knew. And then there's the fact that "success" itself is a moving target.

I got hooked on long-distance running with Team in Training in 2008 and have completed one full and 6 half marathons. However, my bad health history and my flat feet caught up with me a year and a half ago. I am also adjusting to an intense job and home ownership. My current goals involve finding new (and convenient) cardio activities to love and bringing my work and home life back into balance.

After 3 years I still consider myself a "newbie" in the Twin Cities since so many people stay here their whole lives. I always welcome new health buddies!
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Member Since: 4/26/2009

SparkPoints: 44,977

Fitness Minutes: 86,384

My Goals:
Long-term:
*Develop a stronger sense of mindfulness to carry me through the ups and downs of life.
*Get to 150-160 lbs and see if I can maintain that without expending too much energy.

Short-term:
*Bike to work at least 3 days a week (til it snows, anyway)
*Join a gym or find some other indoor workout to ease into cold weather (crossfit?)
*Stay present and focused to avoid mindless binges and stress eating.

My Program:
Focus, live, enjoy

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Native of Buffalo, NY
Onetime resident of Ann Arbor, MI
Newish resident of Minneapolis, MN

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"Coming out of my cage and I've been doing just fine"
~The Killers

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PUFFPASTRY
3/20/2011 4:10:49 PM

Hey, is SchwinnFTW your guy? I think it is! emoticon



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PUFFPASTRY
1/5/2011 3:14:47 AM

Hey, I saw your username on the SparkMinneapolis leaderboard, and since I sometimes check out the other frequent-exercisers, I visited your page. I like your blog, and your purple hair (even if it was temporary)...is it okay that I added you as a friend? emoticon



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COURTNASTY82
9/21/2010 6:11:14 PM

we started a roller derby league in ann arbor! it's AWESOME! (and the best workout ever...i HIGHLY recommend it!) hope all is well with you!



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SASSY_1985
4/14/2010 12:45:55 AM

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. That kind of encouragement is just what I need to blast through this plateau. Keep on sparking!



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SASSY_1985
3/24/2010 12:22:26 AM

Hey there! thanks for the add and for the sweet comment. Congrats on your AWESOME success so far. Keep being a great inspiration to others (myself included!)



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