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41 Days till my 1/2 Marathon in Columbus, Ohio

Monday, September 05, 2011

In 41 days I will be running 13.1 miles. I have been faithfully training for the last seven weeks. I have been running since January 2010. This will be an accomplishment for me for many of reasons. Since I started being serious about this race, I haven't lost that much weight. Actually only 8 pounds. Clothes are fitting better, and a little too big in the waist, but not the thighs. The thighs are gaining muscle. ( not liking this too much) I could have easily lost my motivation when the scale didn't move, but I keep plugging along.

I have a nephew that comes with me to the gym and to runners club. He is my motivation. He is my "Jillian or Bob". He keeps me going to the point when we have a "rest day" I feel like I should be running. I have more energy and face each day with a positive attitude.

Before I run the half marathon, I have a 9 mile race on September 10, with at least 3 inclines. I'm not a fan of hills , but I will defeat them.

So 41 days and counting! What a birthday present to myself! 11days after the race I will be 47 and can say I am a 1/2 marathoner! emoticon

  
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EVWINGS 9/17/2011 9:47AM

    This wonderful!! Please let use know how you are doing! emoticon

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MRSZ930 9/6/2011 2:35PM

    Good Luck to you this Sunday! You'll do great also!

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TURBOADDICT444 9/5/2011 7:48PM

  That's awesome! I just started running this year myself and I can't wait to start training for a half marathon. So far, just one 5K but figure I will do more training after my first sprint triathlon this Sunday which is very scary in itself. Good Luck on both your races, I am sure you will do fantastic!

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Having a Great Week!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Since the beginning of Great Lent I have tried to be positive every day. To think about the blessings that I have in my life. Recently my cousin (who is 15) asked me to help her out with her weightloss. She weighs 250 pounds. This week we started her weightloss journey by walking a race in Niles, Ohio. she did fantastic. Then we worked out at home, and I taught her the food label and how to read it. I had her join SparkTeens, which like our site. it is younger people that can relate to her. We went to the YMCA last nite and she worked out on the treadmill and the bike. She did a great job!

It breaks my heart that she is this big, but she sees MissV making progress so she wanted to change her life also! The positive thing that she is doing for me is that, I have to be held accountable to her now. That gives me motivation to help her more!

Happy to say another 5 pounds gone! (don't want to find them either!) Running a 5k in Howland on Sunday.

Have a Great Day everyone!

  
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MRSZ930 3/29/2011 4:14PM

    Thank you!

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KENMAC116 3/29/2011 7:50AM

    That is the kind of motivation that will last a lifetime and congrats on the 5 pounds, that is fantastic too!

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AMYLOVESTZU 3/24/2011 12:41PM

    THAT IS GREAT THAT YOU ARE HELPING HER AND SHE IS HELPING YOU AS WELL.. I LOOK FORWARD TO MY FRIDAY SWINS WITH MY KIDS.. IT IS MOVEY NIGHT AT THE PLACE WE SWIM SO YOU GET TO WATCH A MOVIE AND GET IN EXERCISE.. IT IS ALMOST 2 HOURS OF SWIMMING AND I LOVE IT..
WANT TO SAY THAT YOU ARE DOING A GREAT THING FOR YOUR COUSIN

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Making Life Fun Again.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year to the new you and "me". So many times people put on the wish list to loose weight, why not change that to being healthier. To get one's life back. Remember when life was simple when one was younger, and fun?

Where did the fun go? Starting a "diet" or let's say a "Do-it", lets put the "fun" back in it. Walking with a group of friends, or your family can be fun, taking a hike which you haven't done for quite awhile, Put the "fun" back in, and you'll see how easy becoming healthier can be.

Watching your calorie intake with become alot easier. Looking forward to the fun with friends and family each day or every other day will lift one's spirits.

Will there be obstacles? MANY! Keep the GOAL and FUN in close, don't loose sight of it.

My "wish" for this year, to run the Columbus Marathon in October, to keep to my calorie count and budget for the household( that will be a challenge), and to be healthier.

Hoping for a Blessed 2011, and may all your "FUN" and wishes come to be.

  
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EVWINGS 3/5/2011 5:56PM

    How are you doing with putting the fun back in your workouts?

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CYCLEGIRL5 2/7/2011 10:26PM

    Lets put the fun back in this team. FRIENDS OF TRUMBULL AND MAHONING COUNTY ROCK!!! emoticon

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KENMAC116 1/3/2011 7:16AM

    Keeping it fun is the key. I am starting my quest to find things I like to do that burns calories. Great blog, Thanks!!

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ABBYSERRANO_05 1/2/2011 1:48PM

    I completely agree with you!!! If it's not fun exercising and eating right can become frustrating. So I'm with yah! Lets put the fun back in it! :) Happy New Year to you! Lets make this year the best! emoticon

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Biggest loser attire

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Christmas a time for new beginnings, new life. Among all the wrapping paper, cookies, food and candy, there is still one thing that haunts me, my weight. I had a car accident on November 30th, in 2 seconds my life changed.

I have been under a doctor's care since then, not being able to exercise or run, has gotten me a liitle down. The last race I ran was the Peace Race on October 24th, a 10K. I was happy with finishing, but now it seems so long ago. Now I have to watch my portions even closer, because the most exercise I get is walking from place to place not long distances. ( increasing the distance a little at a time)

My Husband got me a BIGGEST LOSER sweatshirt and T-shirt. One black and one blue. He has faith in me that I am going to succeed. I was happy when he said he would be more suppotive.

Next race,(walk) Jingle Bell Run 5k on December 31st ending the year on a positive note! Then to ring in 2011 with a walk on New Year's Day.

2011 is the year of hope, and accomplishments!

  
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KENMAC116 1/3/2011 7:11AM

    I have been away from my computer since 12-23, and this was the first time back on. I am sorry to hear about your accident and I hope all is going well and you are getting stronger.
You are in my prayers.

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Feeling Blessed, but overwhelmed.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Today I started my day with going to Church, sitting there I realized all my blessings. When I was growing up , I didn't realize that people didn't have oatmeal for dinner. Sitting in church, I realize some people don't even have oatmeal in their pantry to fix. There are a lot of families in our area that are out of work, trying to make ends meet.

Then here I am worried about losing weight. Sure its taking longer then I expected, but slow and steady is the key. The world gives us lots of challenges, sometimes more than one can handle.

When I walked into the fellowship hall at church, I picked my angel for this year. She only asked for the things she needed to stay warm this winter. At such a young age she knows what important. I'll get her a few toys to round out her Christmas list.

I am blessed to be able to help out. I also realized that it takes everyone of us , to make a difference. I thank Sparkpeople and all the inspirational stories to help with my journey.

So in a good way, we are all helping each other, Thank you all for blessing me with your wisdom, support and way to goes!

Have a great Day!

  
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KENMAC116 12/1/2010 8:15AM

    Very insightful.Many people goes through life not knowing what they have so they never truly appreciate it. God has given each and everyone of us special gifts and talents to use for each other and we need to use them. It's not always about us.

Thanks for caring.

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