On the beach in Maui - Summer 2010

Maui, Summer 2010, 5th Anniversary Pictures

Before my very first 5K! I finished in 33 minutes.


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I am a 31 year old who is trying to find a balance between her love of family, love of working out, and love of chocolate! I am wife to a wonderful man, mother to a sweetheart baby, and those are obviously my top priority. I love working out and I realize that one way to show love for my family is by taking care of my health. The problem I face? Time. I have a hard time accepting that it's okay to leave my family, have some "me time," and get in a solid workout. I am trying to get better.

I feel like my life right now is clearly divided into pre-baby and post-baby. I have some very proud memories from my pre-baby times. I did the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure in 2010. In 3 months I raised $2500, and in 3 days I walked 60 miles to raise awareness. It was a life-changing experience and I know that I will do the walk again in the future. I walked (and will walk again) in memory of my Mother in Law Theresa.

I also embarked on a journey to run a half-marathon. I tried in 2009 and did it three hours. Lots of walking, lots of pain. I did it again in 2010. Lots of walking, lots of pain. Both of these experiences were a result of not training the way one must train for a half marathon. Finally in 2011 I successfully RAN TWO half marathons! My PR is no longer 3 hours, it is 2 hours and 21 minutes. Success! My new goal? 2 hours 15 minutes, but I am not setting any sort of deadline for when I need to do that.

That's all in the past. It's great that I accomplished those things, but I need to look to the future. My main goal right now is to work up to being able to long distances again and train for a Half Marathon. I would like to run two half marathons at the end of 2013.

I am a terrible eater. I love breads, cheeses, and chocolate. And wine. And beer. I try to eat all things in moderation and keep my sweet tooth in check, but it's not easy. I try.

My other hobbies include gardening, traveling, baking (dangerous!), and home improvement projects.

Member Since: 6/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 24,682

My Goals:
My long term goals include:

*Get to 135 and stay close.
*Run a half marathon in 2:15:00.
*Run a 5K in 29 min or less.
*Increase strength, flexibility, and happiness through yoga.
*Most importantly, always have fun!

My Program:
Running, yoga, cycling, & portion control.

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31, married, mama, teacher.

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My guilty pleasures include wine, cheese fries, cupcakes, cookies, and pizza. I refuse to give up the finer things in life ;)

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  • v ANDREA0301
    What??? We weren't already SparkFriends?! Travesty! So glad we've remedied that situatiion! emoticon

    2656 days ago
  • v ROGUE_1
    How was the Komen walk? 60 miles...that is so incredible! How long did it take? Did you walk the whole time or did you run at all? I can't wait to hear all about it. How was your first run afterwards? You are superwoman!
    2722 days ago
    Hey Amy - am just out spreading some smiles and cheer among my friends. Hope things are going well for you and you're training hard for the HM! I SO wish I were running with you.
    2741 days ago
  • v SUSIEWHITE1109
    Thank you so much for your kind note - it was encouraging to see those notes when I got home tonight. Thanks for taking time to read it. Hope you have a wonderful week,

    2753 days ago
    Thanks Amy! Had PERFECT, well almost near perfect was quite windy along the Pacific Ocean which made it quite chilly compared to! I head home on Tuesday! I hope to bring the cooler temps back.

    2754 days ago
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