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I have been a Spark member since my son was born and I needed to get the baby weight off. I have come and gone over the years, and my reasons for being back on Spark don't change a lot - to feel good, physically and mentally, to be fit, and to be a good example for my son. Here I am again. This time is a little different. I'm stepping up my game. I would have never guessed at 20 that at 40 I would be as competitve a runner as I am. Running has always been fitness and stress release, but having a strong running, cycling, and tri community here has helped push me a little and realize some PR's I never would have guessed at. So this time, Spark is going to help me eat and train like an elite, so I can qualify for Boston, and move on to Ultra distances!

Member Since: 12/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 47,634

My Goals:
Qualify for the Boston Marathon (only need to drop 15 min)
Run a 3:30 Marathon. Then run a 3 hour Marathon - what's the point of dreaming if you don't dream big?
Run a 50 then a 100 miler - Prepare for my bucket list race - BFC

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Due to too many recent computer mishaps I'm down to a very slow laptop or my work computer. It was taking me an entire day to map out my meal plans and then grocery list, but I have figured out that 3 or 4 days worth of meals created into "Groups" in the meal tracker making laying out a day or a week a breeze. So meal planning and tracking is still the biggest part of this journey. Training is in the early stages for my DC marathon in March - the goal of a 3:30 is definitely pushing me out the door on those days I don't want to do tempo.

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"Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses."
Dorothy Parker.

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    Welcome to Spark Wisconsin! Glad you joined. Check out the team page.

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    You will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles . . . which you would perhaps never know if you did not sometimes slip backward. Helen Keller
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    99 days ago
  • v RITA1956
    Hi, I was reading your comments about daily running and your son. Don't give up! 1 mile a day can still be worked in if you set your mind to it. I know about the issue you're talking about with him. I deal with it daily. Stay upbeat. Is it possible to get him to take a walk with you that might even progress into a run with time? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    208 days ago
    I know what you're experiencing...layoff, health/weight compromised, etc. Happy to help motivate if you can do same for me! P.S. I am a fellow equine fan...used to do events, play polo and taught hippotherapy from Spain to Ohio. Wishing you the best!
    651 days ago
    Enjoy the new shoes!
    1086 days ago
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    Kudos to you for joining us here on the Raw Foodies Team. This will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. Sparkers come here and join this great team for a multitude of reasons. They may be curious about the health benefits of Raw Food and join to learn all about eating Raw. Many join for the weight loss. Many join the Team for a Detox. There are a great many people who do the Raw Food Diet as a Detox but then they realize how alive they feel and how the pounds melted away so effortlessly they decide to continue to eat this way. There are others who will join this Team for the health benefits of a Raw Food Diet. A diet based on raw food can reverse diabetes, arthritis (I personally have experienced this. I went off all of my arthritis meds after only a few weeks), heart disease, cancer (that is how I became involved with the Raw Food Diet when my sister was diagnosed with Lymphoma), eliminates migraines, the list goes on and on.

    So join us and learn how to make the transition from SAD (Standard American Diet) to a healthy Raw Food Diet. You will be happy you did!
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    1871 days ago
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