Albany Marathon, 3/1/14 "ALMOST THERE......!!!!!" Mile 25.8-ish
My scary "before" photo... 175 whopping pounds.
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UPDATE - MARCH 2014
YES!! I have decided to revive my Sparkpage after being MIA for probably over a year. However, my schedule is very very demanding, so I may not be able to answer much on here, or check out everyone else's blogs, or reply when I get messages. I hope I can still be an inspiration & encouragement to others....
A little about myself:
I've been a long-time runner, but always struggled with my weight. It took me a long time to realize that absolute importance of nutrition. After having my twins in 2008, I found myself at my highest weight ever.... 175 lbs. It was time for an overhaul. I started following the Maker's Diet (which is not really a diet at all, but a clean, healthy way of life), & slowly started running again. It was a long haul, but the weight DID come off. I still struggle with not letting bad habits creep back in, but I KEEP WORKING AT IT!
Since then, I also have started doing long distance races. I ran my first HM in 2009, & my first marathon in 2011. I love running events, & love the motivation it gives me to challenge myself to new distances & improving my times.
5K (non-race) - 22:55
10K - 46:16
HM - 1:43:12
30K - 2:44
Marathon - 3:47:44
Running (and lots of it!):
4-5 days weekly (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sat)
Saturday: Long run
2-3x a week
MY DIET ROCKS!! I follow the diet philosophies of Sally Fallon and Jordan Rubin (Maker's Diet). I believe in eating a holistic, natural diet, aimed at being healthy, not losing weight. I eat a high-protein diet with lots of vegetables and fruits and only 100% whole grains, mostly organic stuff, and as free from chemical additives and flavor enhancers as possible... well you get the picture! LOVE IT!
31, Wife and Mother
4 children - 2 sons (11 & 6), twin daughters, (3 y/o), living in FL.
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there." - Josh Billings, 1818-1885
"In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in him at all time; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. "
- Psalm 62:7-8
"Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas A. Edison
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| Pounds lost: 41.4