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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
2/10/11 8:46 P

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Go for it!! You can do it and it is actually easier to run faster in a race situation. My PR was in less than optimal conditions and I still kept up a very good pace for most of it. I slowed down to avoid wiping out on a bunch of areas with wet leaves! It was raining... emoticon

BTW my BFF is about 5'10" and I am 5'5" she blows me away with those long legs! Her DH runs ULTRAS and I have a couch potato DH myself! LOL we do have a lot in common!

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2/10/11 2:13 P

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CINDY, thanks for the inspiration! Everyone I know in person is either a super-fast runner, or a couch potato who thinks I'm crazy. I'm glad to read about someone who's at my level and achieving great things! I'm thinking I might sign up for my first official 5K soon... *gulp* ;-)

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2/9/11 11:39 P

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Hi and welcome to the team.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
2/9/11 9:49 P

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emoticon I am a runner too, a slow one also and am unashamed! My PR is so far 36:13 for a 5K and I am proud to have even done 2 of them! I am going to do a 10K in May and if i finish it without walking that is enough for me! Keep it up it does give a great sense of accomplishment no matter your speed!

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2/9/11 8:53 P

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Welcome to the team!!

Teams I am on:

Boise Sparks
Idaho Living
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2/9/11 6:36 P

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Welcome to the team Kathleen. Smiles Barb emoticon emoticon emoticon
Ask any questions you have about gluten free and you will get lots of help.

Smiles from Barb!!

"If you want something you've never had...you must do something you've never done!"

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2/9/11 6:08 P

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Hi Kathleen and welcome to this group. Congratulations on your weight loss. What a great achievement. I know that other members will welcome you and if you have any questions, please fire away as I know you will get alot of good answers.
I have been gf for almost 2 yrs and feel fantastic.

Charlene

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2/9/11 5:45 P

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Hi Kathleen. Welcome to Spark and to this team. There are a lot of knowledgeable people in this team and I look forward to learning from your experience as well.
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Hi! My name is Kathleen, I've been playing around on Spark for over a year now but haven't really participated in the message boards so far. I'm 25 and currently living in Redlands, CA.

I started losing weight when I was 20 years old and 242 pounds. I just woke up one morning and, on a whim, decided to see if I could handle a vegetarian diet. This led me to an ever-increasing awareness of my body's needs and abilities... I learned to cook and enjoy it, started working out and discovered that I love weightlifting, and began reading more on health and wellness. Now almost 6 years later I'm down to 166 and have made many DRASTIC changes.

Vegetarianism only lasted about 2 years, but a year ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease and am now on a lifelong gluten-free diet. I cook almost all my own meals from scratch and for the most part stay away from any package/processed ingredients and refined sugars. Lately I'm experimenting more with vegan baking/cooking, though I still eat meat.

I've also started running, which has made a noticeable difference in both my body and mind. It's a great feeling to push your body and watch the miles go by. I haven't done any races yet (and am not a very good runner yet in fact... my PR for a 5K distance is 36:45, but since that's down from 46:00 I'm happy!)



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