Hi all! My name is Carolyn Minear, and I'm so glad I found this team! I'm from the suburbs of Chicago.
I started running on 1/15/11, 5 days after I joined Weight Watchers. I had decided enough was enough with my weight and lack of exercise. In November 2010 I volunteered at a race my youngest son (at the time he was 7) was running. He did the youth mile, and I was helping out at a water stop for the 4 mile race. I saw all kinds of people running/walking the race, and I figured if they could do it, then so could I. It still took me about 6 more weeks to finally commit to it, but now I'm so glad I did!
I've lost 62 lbs and met my goal weight - and I've stayed under it for a year now! - thanks to WW and running. After I did my first race, the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago in April 2011, I was bitten by the running and racing bug. I've completed several 5Ks, a couple 8K and 10K races, and two Half Marathons. My first one was kind of brutal...hot, sunny and very little shade, but the second one was incredible! I'm planning to do another one the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and then another one in January. My goal next year is to run the Chicago Marathon.
If someone told me two years ago that I'd plan to run a marathon, I would have laughed at them. Now I can't wait!
Carolyn - wife to Chad and mom to three sons!
St. Charles, IL
150 - New haircut
145 - New jeans
135 - Mani & Pedi
130 - New wardrobe :D
| current weight: 122.4