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Here are some things about me: I am tallish. I have short rapidly graying hair and I love it. I have three amazing little kids, two girls and a boy. I am married to an Irishman and I feel very lucky. I am a computer geek with people skills. I love Shakespeare. I am a runner. I love running. I have great friends. I have been told I am a good friend, as well. I love to cook. I love real food. Perhaps a bit too much that last one... I have a soprano singing voice, but you'd never guess it by hearing me talk. My dream job - anything one can do remotely while hanging out on a beach in Baja California. I could be talked into being paid in surfing lessons and fresh orchard avocados. I love my family more than air.

Member Since: 7/14/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,637

My Goals:
I want to be healthier and in better shape at 40 than I was at 20. I want my children to grow up in a healthy and fit family. Also, wouldn't mind shedding some pounds to gain a little speed either...

My Program:
I am in some sort of race training most of the year - a couple of half-marathons each year, sprinkled with miscellaneous shorter distances. I am using the nutrition tracker to keep my food consumption and portions in check and to make sure I am getting enough of what I need.

Personal Information:
I am from far away, but I live here now and it looks like I may stay a while longer. I was a punker as a kid, an alternagirl before there was such a thing in my twenties, and now I have no label other than Mama. Looking forward to again being just me once the kids get bigger... :)

Other Information:
"The good news is there is only one hill. The bad news is - it's eight miles long."

"I don't 'like' food. I 'love' food. If I don't love it, I don't swallow."
Anton Ego, character in Pixar's "Ratatouille"

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  • v CECE0330
    emoticon emoticon Hope you're feeling better soon!
    3309 days ago
  • v CECE0330
    Hello! Congrats on the good checkup! Nothing feels better than coming through a checkup with flying colors, and knowing it's on account of making your lifestyle healthier!

    Have a great week!
    3319 days ago
  • v STFY31
    Hey there, thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog! The support I have gotten from SP has helped so much with this process!! I appreciate you taking time to read it! emoticon
    3321 days ago
    Thank you for your encouraging words on my blog today! Running a "real" 5K seems so impossible and your comments are so very much appreciated (and needed)!

    Thank you!

    3322 days ago
    Thank you for the blog comment & your insight! I appreciate the input. It's funny that people always want to criticize on something they don't even do themselves. You're right, if they'd get out there and try it then we could compare notes! I bet they'd change their tune! :)

    Have a great day!!!
    3345 days ago
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