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My finisher's medal for the 2010 Honolulu marathon! I finished in 7 hours, 13 minutes.

Sept 2009. I had lost about 12 pounds (altho I gained some back soon afterward) from the year before


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I am a novelist writing Christian romantic suspense and also Regency romance under my pen name, Camille Elliot.

I am also an avid knitter, I've picked up spinning wool into my own yarn, and I have been working with my church youth group for 15 years. I lead one of the worship teams at my church and lead worship for youth group meetings.

In 2010, I discovered the Jeff Galloway Run-Walk-Run method and now I absolutely LOVE running! I mildly enjoyed running before finding this method, but now I am passionate about it. I was so inspired that I trained and completed the Honolulu Marathon in December 2010! Woohoo!

I have had two knee surgeries and so I have been careful about any exercise I do. With Jeff's method, I've been able to run without pain or injury, even on my long runs.

After running the marathon, I let work stress get to me and went back to bad eating habits, such as snacking while working, and I also haven't been as consistent on my running. I developed a bit of plantar fasciitis, and I also have a nagging ankle injury from the marathon, but visits to the chiropractor seem to help.

I hope to lose weight in 2017 and run the Honolulu Marathon again in December. To do that, I'm following the Jeff Galloway marathon running program and I'm taking care of my injured ankle with gentle daily massage, Phiten wraps, and chiropractic visits.

I also want to train my body to eat within my calorie and nutrition range here on SP.

Member Since: 6/18/2008

My Goals:
I'm not sure if this is possible given my age and bone structure, but I'd like to be a size 6.

My new fitness dream is that I'd also like to start running marathons or half-marathons regularly.

My Program:
Eating within my calorie and nutrition range
Adhering to my marathon running program, with runs 3 times a week
Do 30 minutes of some gentle exercise, such as walking or stationary biking, at least 2 other days during the week

Personal Information:
I am originally from Hawaii but now I live in Northern California. I have a wonderful husband and a rambunctious dog.

Other Information:
I love to knit. I mean, REALLY love to knit.

I'm an avid reader and love romance novels. I enjoy Regency romances, and Harlequin Presents is like candy for me. I also read manga and watch anime.

I'm also trying to learn to read (English) faster with speed reading apps on my phone.

I'm learning to speak and read Japanese.

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  • v IMEMINE1
    emoticon Just stopping by. Have a great week.
    273 days ago
  • v MARILYNS70
    You are a member of Calling Christian Women - The Official Team (team picture of praying hands and has a membership of over 10,000)

    This group is now closed as it has been made new at the request of members that had been participating.

    Could you please go to the one you are a member of, scroll down and click on 'leave the team'

    If you are interested in participating on the new revised team email me and I will direct you to the new group.

    Thanks for removing your membership from the team
    320 days ago
    I tried to input Japanese characters, but this website doesn't accept them.
    Nihongo gannbatte ne!!
    509 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2017 10:50:50 AM
    Thank you for dropping by. So you are a "yonsei" from Hawaii. I had a lot of Japanese American friends when I was in the US, but lost the contacts with them after coming back to Japan. Good luck with your Japanese learning! emoticon I will work hard to learn English!
    509 days ago
    Nice to see you! I found you at the Writer's Team page. I am Japanese living in Japan. I used to live in SF Bay Area in 1980-90s as a foreign student. It's nice that you actually write books for the US market. Nice! Keep going for running!! emoticon
    511 days ago
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