DOUG_HAAS
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Nick And I at the Baltimore Inner Harbor 10/07




Finishing my 1st HM, the Urban Cow HM in Sacramanto, CA 10/3/2010 - Chip time 2:07:00




Nick and I on the chair lift at Bear Valley, CA


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Over the last dozen years or so my weight has steadily climbed to 200+ lbs. Several years ago I hit 213 lbs. A doctor check-up in March 09 confirmed that my weight was too high, my cholesterol was too high, my blood pressure was too high. You get the picture. It was time to do something about it.

I searched on line for some help and found Spark. Four months in and I lost 20 lbs. I was feeling great, but had plenty more work to do to reach my goal. By October 09, I'd lost 30 lbs. pretty easily.

The "holi-months" hit the same time colder weather hit. Excessive eating and less exercise caused me to give back about 5 lbs. I stabilized around 175 lbs. I will re-set my goals, do my best to meet them and then try and figure out how I can get through next winter at my goal.

The sucess I had in 2009 proved to me I can easily reach my goal in 2010. I now have two exercise tools to use, biking and running.


Member Since: 3/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 108,712

My Goals:
2012
Lose more weight.
Keep my cholesterol and blood pressure in healthy range.
Look slimmer.
Feel better.
Run 1500 miles.
Bike ride 1500 miles.

PR's
5K 25:19 9/18/10
8:09 pace

5M 48:24 7/4/10
9:41 pace

10K 54:45 5/7/11
8:49 pace

1/2 Marathon
2:04:19 9/23/11
9:29 pace

20M CIM (20M Split)
3:24:11 12/4/11
10:03 pace

Marathon CIM
4:33:21 12/4/11
10:24 pace

50K Ultra Marathon
7:10:00 1/8/12
13:57 pace

50 Mi. AR50
12:40:49 4/7/12
15:13 pace


My Program:
2010
Eating right.
Running - since it got cold I started running a lot more. I found I really like runing. I am now a runner.
Riding my bike as much as possible. I don't like to ride when it's too cold.
I am going to have to find a way to do both when it warms up.



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We live in Lodi, California with our 14 year old son and our dog.


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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    16 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Just wanted to stop by to offer congratulations on that 100k. I'm glad you posted a comment by the entry or we may have thought it was a typo. My daughter runs endurance events (50k) and I've volunteered at them. Amazing!
    1296 days ago
  • v SPEEDYDOG
    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for your comment on my "10k training" status. I am not exactly "tapering" for my 9k race on Sunday That was my one-and-only training run!

    Thanks, Bruce
    1734 days ago
  • v CALIMAN1
    Hey,Doug...thanks for stopping by my page...I am not training for anything really. I'm just enjoying the run...nothing more and nothing less....if I had known I would be at this point right now, I would have signed up for CIM,too...but maybe I can run an unofficial marathon and have my own little "yay me"party.

    Hope you are doing well and best of luck at the CIM.
    2089 days ago
  • v SPEEDYDOG
    Hi Doug,

    I am definitely in the (s-1) category. My road bike purchase had my wife's blessing. I work for a healthcare company. Group bike rides are like "golf" in other companies. Fitness activities are greatly encouraged. I work for a wonderful company.

    My wife wants me to sell a few of the bikes I don't ride much. I can do that. But my new road bike (now named the "Rocket"), Stumpy and Ultra Stumpy are keepers. Big Red and Little Blackie (Specialized Hardrock) may need to find new homes.

    I am running out of room!

    Thanks, Bruce


    2149 days ago
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