my favorite pre-preggo skinny jeans 8/08 (tight but zipped!)
this is the "fat" picture that made me face reality! Oct 2007
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RAWKNRUN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I am OBSESSED with running, everything I do sort of revolves around it. I read every book/training schedule/magazine I can get my hands on. I run to relieve stress, to celebrate good weather or even to get away and clear my head. Running did not come easy for me, after a year of injury after injury I had a pretty decent year with just minor injuries that never really sidelined me. This current year, I am running stronger and faster than ever. Now it's time to clean up my diet so I can make even greater strides in my performance. I am not blessed with extreme speed or endurance but I have a lot of heart.
My first year or so on spark I lost 30 lbs and I have stayed within my comfortable range since. I have had some ups and downs but overall I am happy with my body and the way I look. I plan to keep holding steady and really focus on improving my triathlon finish times and run racing times. In order to lose the weight, I tracked my cals in and cals out religiously and did quite a bit of calorie cycling, now that I am in "maintainance" I no longer track what I eat but I keep a mental tally ALL DAY LONG (it's exhausting) lol. I still track my cardio and my strength training (if I remember) but that's just so I have some sort of personal log.
My best advice is, use all of the tools here at Sparkpeople, be consistent and keep your eyes on the prize! Losing weight is BASIC MATH, burn more+eat less=weight loss!
Due to lack of funds, my race schedule is light this year.
Results for 2011
3/19/11 Holyoke St Patricks day 10k 49:39 PR
6/5/11 Iron Horse Half Marathon 1:51:04 PR
Results for 2010
3/17/10 O'Hartford 5k -27:20
6/6/10 Iron Horse 5k - 26.37 PR
Conpleted races for 2009
3/15/09 O'Hartford 5k 27:44
3/21/09 Holyoke 10k 56:54
4/25/09 MORE half marathon 2:08:27
5/31/09 Iron Horse half marathon 2:16:40
8/23/09 Litchfield Hills Olympic Triathlon 3:39:47
Completed races for 2008:
3/16/08 - O'Hartford 5K - (29:19) gun start 30:53
3/29/08 - St. Patty's Day 10K - 1:10:20
8/31/08 - Nike 10k Human Race - 56:45 (Nike+ time)
10/11/08 Hartford half marathon - 2:20:05
6/14/08 - Hyannis Sprint Triathalon - 1:33:51
9/14/08 Women's Triathalon - 1:42:28
"The more I run, the more I want to run, and the more I live a life conditioned and influenced and fashioned by my running. And the more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am." --George Sheehan, M.D., beloved former RW columnist
"Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look, or an event that led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp." -John Bingham
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. " ~Fred Lebow
I hope you enjoy my page! Thanks for visiting!
Monthly Running Totals 2011
April 68.51 (sick)
Goal 1000 in 2012
875 miles run in 2010
1039.21 miles run in 2011
Run, run and more run. Lift at least 2x per week. Usually total body workouts. AVOID ZUMBA.
I am a certified personal trainer, working in a local gym.
I am a mother and a wife.
I am a graduate student, studying to be a special education teacher.
Fvorite ITUNES - April 2010
1. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
2. Tik Tok - Kesha
3. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
4. Kickstar my Heart - Motley Crue (always)
5. Everything Zen - Bush
6. One Step Closer - Linkin Park
7. Killing in the Name Of - Rage Against the Machine
8. Push It - Salt 'N Peppa
9. When Doves Cry - Prince
10. Runaway - Bon Jovi
MIND. BODY, SPIRIT.
"No one said it would be easy but they did say it would be worth it!"
"Never doubt that you can and will achieve greatness"
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 120.0
...greetings fellow runner...your profile was suggested by sparkpeople.com as a suggested "friend match"...:) your motivation story is pretty cool...i've been a workout freak all my life but recently I've converted several of my sporting pastimes into walk/jog/run...hence the reason I find your profile really interesting...I've added you to my list of "sparkfriends"...hope that's ok with you...keep well until...
1724 days ago
Hi there fellow spark runner. I'm Michaele I came across your SP page and was so inpired and now motivated to keep going with my running seeing all what you have accomplished !! Wow so awesome. I'm a adult competitor figure skater and new runner since the summer . Now I have the bug and fresh new goals that include being a better runner. I wanted to add you as a friend if that was ok. Would love to make friends with fellow runners here.
Happy Running !! You look great by the way. Way to go girl.
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