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My new running buddy I met while running the London marathon (he ran for Diabetes UK)


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I am currently a 56 year old runner who trains for full marathons in other countries for the cause, The Canadian Diabetes Association. I am getting ready to climb Machu Picchu in Peru in July 2012. I tore my meniscus while running London, England and finding it difficult to get back in the swing of things after the surgery. I hike a lot and this seemed ideal. The "boys" are getting older too and I can see their ages catching up to both of them. I am renovating my house and right in the middle of the last floor. I volunteer at an animal shelter and merchandise for a good friend in the evenings.

Member Since: 1/18/2006

My Goals:
I would really like to see 160 - 165. That would put my BMI at the acceptable range.

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The biggest weight loss came from weight training & diet in the beginning. When I needed to up that energy to get off the plateau I was on, I started running. I eat fairly clean and like Tosca Reno tips in "Clean Eating." I went to night school and took the Personal Trainer and Nutrition & Wellness Specialist courses so that I could educate myself.

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My 30 year marriage ended 6 years ago. To get out of that bad place I was in, I started to run. While I dislike running, I hate what diabetics have to go through every day so I started to train for a marathon, running with Team Diabetes. I saw first hand what the disease did to my best friend, my Mom, when it took her life. I run as a tribute to her. My marriage ended and I got over it but not a day goes by that I don't miss my Mom. London, England will be my 5th marathon. I think I am going to try a half. I really dislike running (did I say that already?.) I have heart disease and asthma so I struggle with the running. My goal was to run 5 in 5 years and raise $50,000. I am happy to say, I have met all those goals!

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While I do own a TV, I am not a TV watcher but I really like movies and reading. I share my life with a Pyrennes/Husky cross, Tundra and a Rottie, Pheonix. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time going for walks.

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    Thanks for your comment on my blog, "Yep, They're Pretty Big!" I hope your week is going great!
    1463 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! The fishing game on the rower. Most gyms have a C2 stationary rower, and if you go into "menu" and then go to "games", there is a fishing game, a dart game, and a couple of others. I've only tried the fishing game so far, but I heard the dart game is cool too. Great job on all your events! I hope to do my first half this fall! :)
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    Hi and emoticon for stopping by and leaving a comment. What a wonderful surprise it was for me to see this. I hope to be able to continue motivating myself as well as others. Thanks again!!

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    2031 days ago
    You have to get pixs of that Rottie trying to hide under beds! emoticon Tell him that my Basset advises not trying to hide--just sit there looking woefully wronged at being suspected. emoticon

    I'm in complete awe of anyone who can do a 1/2 marathon, let alone whole, much less several. You're emoticon
    2323 days ago
    Oh that is fantastic! It is the hardest marathon (I have heard) in the world. So train hard! A few tips!

    Bring your own toilet paper (everywhere)
    Bring Gatorade, Shot Blox, Power Gels etc. They don't have these
    If you have a water belt, use it. They'll have water, but they ran out this year. is who I used. Fantastic, affordable, great hotel. Best of luck! They also tell you you cannot wear advertisements on The Wall. Many people did, so if you are representing your niece go for it! They'll tell your story crossing the finish line. Nothing like it.
    2563 days ago
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