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Hey there! I'm Amanda. I get bored very easily so finding something that keeps me on my toes and challenges me is what I look for. Last August, I decided to take up running as a personal challenge and completed a 5K. I asked my friend to do the Couch to 5K program with me and together we challenged, motivated and supported each other through it all.

I was the girl in gym class that would try to make up any and every excuse to not run the mile, to not run laps etc. Never did I think I'd start to, dare I say, enjoy running or do it for fun! Although I still have a love-hate relationship; 1% love 99% hate, it's exhilarating to me that I made a goal for myself, completed it with pride and crossed the finish line.

Since completing the 5K back in November of 2009, I unfortunately lost the battle with time and motivation. I was accepted to nursing school and running moved from the top of my priority list to the bottom, if at all. I'm disappointed by this but am hoping to pick it back up now. I am about to begin my second semester of nursing school but now that I have a little more of an idea of the time nursing school takes, I am hoping to manage it well and keep the running alive. To motivate myself, I've signed up for my second 5K in October and re-started the C25K program. I hope to lose weight (50lbs as a total goal) in the process by also cross training on my days of not running and hopefully one day I'll move on from 5K's to 10K's and beyond. :)

Thanks for visiting my page and thanks in advance for your support! :-)

Member Since: 8/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 96

My Goals:
-Run in the Halloween Hustle October 30th with a time of under 40 minutes.

-Be down 10lbs by 5K in Oct.

My Program:
Re-starting C25K

Personal Information:
I'm Amanda and I'm from the NW Suburbs of Chicago. I'll be 24 in a few months and am sick of being on a teeter totter with my weight.

Other Information:
I'm a sucker for things that are different. I looove, cupcakes, The Real Housewives of NJ and country music. :-)

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