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After my very first 5K - the annual Turkey Trot in Davis, CA (Nov 2010)





Summer 2009 - we love to camp and cook and eat outdoors!





April 2011



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I became a runner 10/10/2010. I LOVED it! I really wanted to run a marathon and started with a 5K, working my way up to a half marathon, which I did annually in 2011, 2012, and 2013. I signed up for a Big Sur Trail marathon in the fall of 2012 (I would be 45 years old at that time) and trained steadily, increasing my distance until I was jogging 20 miles with short walk breaks. I was sure I was ready! But where I live (near Sacramento) is very flat and the marathon course was not. I only ...
I became a runner 10/10/2010. I LOVED it! I really wanted to run a marathon and started with a 5K, working my way up to a half marathon, which I did annually in 2011, 2012, and 2013. I signed up for a Big Sur Trail marathon in the fall of 2012 (I would be 45 years old at that time) and trained steadily, increasing my distance until I was jogging 20 miles with short walk breaks. I was sure I was ready! But where I live (near Sacramento) is very flat and the marathon course was not. I only made it half way and was proud of having accomplished that because it was so difficult, but discouraged because I still hadn't run a marathon. My training fell off and when I started training again early in 2013 I developed pain and swelling in my left knee. That was even more discouraging and over the next year I gained back about 20 pounds. :( Just lately my two daughters and I have been walking/jogging the track at the nearby high school and even started walking up and down the stadium stairs (my knee seems to be holding up - or maybe it's just that my thighs and calves are so sore I don't notice any knee pain!) and we're planning on running a 10K in San Francisco in September and another 10K in northern CA in October. So far so good with the training and I still might have a shot at a marathon at some point. I have a friend that tells me a marathon is an older person's sport anyway because you develop endurance as you age. I should have loads of endurance by the time I'm ready to do a marathon!




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Member Since: 4/11/2011

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My Goals:
to get to and maintain a healthy weight. I want to look and feel comfortable with my body. I also want to keep training to run - 5K, 10K, 12K, half- and full marathons

My Program:
Training with my daughters to run (or jog/walk) two 10Ks later this year. Push-ups, crunches. Begin strength training for my legs, arms, and core.
Tracking my food intake and making healthier food choices. Adjust my relationship with carbs :(

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My name is Teresa, I am from Woodland, California and I am 47 years old. I have 4 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird. (Actually only the kids and the bird are mine, the rest belong to my offspring)

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MAKINGITCOUNT91
6/15/2012 12:16:02 AM

I hope you have an amazing weekend! Any plans? :)



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6/14/2012 2:22:12 PM

Thanks so much! You too!



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6/12/2012 2:45:02 PM

Hey lady, how's your week going? :)



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6/11/2012 12:01:37 PM

Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment behind! I appreciate the encouragement.



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