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2014 not sure where the year went but gonna be different this year. I have signed up for lots of races but mostly small ones. No more full marathons for awhile. Going back to gym and even got a trainer. Ready to rock a bikini this year.
2013... Starting the year back up in weight so time to get serious
2012 This year I am going to focus on my diet.
I need to think about being on a diet. I have never been on one.
I am also going to cook out of 52 cookbooks this year. 1 for every week of the year and blog about them.
In the two years on Sparks I have gone from learning to run a mile to running a marathon. Now I need to work on the weight part.

Me in a nutshell: Stay-at-home busy PTA, soccer mom to 2 kids ages 8 and 6. Moved to the states from Europe in time for kids to start Kindergarten. I have never had a problem with my weight until I had kids then I got too lazy and too busy to bother with anything then realized my size 14 was the largest size in the store.
5.11 Williamsburg HM (sick) 2:38
5/11 Avenue of the Giants Marathon 4:58
4/11 Parkway 10 miler 1:39
3/11 Shamrock HM 2:19
10/10 Army 10 miler 1:59 ran with friend
10/10 Lower Potomac 10 miler 1:29
9/10 Akron OH HM 2:27
9/10 Wilson Bridge HM 2:29
8/10 Run A Muck 4 mile boot camp 45min

6/10 Annapolis HM 2:32 in 90 degree temps

5/10 Capital Hill Classic 10K 1:02

4/10 GW Parkway Classic 10 miles 1:49 ran w/my BFF who had never done a race.

4/10 Cherry Blossom 10 miler 1:47 with a 10:23 avg pace

11/09 Ran 5 mile Turkey Trot 50:18 (Never ran that far before)
I was scared to run that far but now I know I can do it.

10/09 Ran 1st 5K in 29:50 minutes
That is the fastest I have run 3 miles.

8/09 Decided to start running
6/09 Finally got a digital scale. That means I am serious.
I started out with just getting off the couch. I took the dog for walks. Then I added exercises while doing laundry.

Next step was buying some DVDs.

Next step was joining a gym and getting a trainer so I know what to do. I had never been to a gym.

Now I have learned about calories It has taken me 35 years to learn how many calories are in a pound.
2/15/09 Start at 175
5/1/09: 167.8, BMI 37.0
5/9/09 167.6 BMI 36.5
6/13/09 164.8 but 37BMI. I don't get it
6/20/09 163.8
7/11/09 162.6 BMI 35.5
8/1/09 159.5 BMI 31.5
9/11/09 158.2 BMI 32.4
12/4/09 154.2
5/10 150
9/10 154

Member Since: 2/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 33,299

My Goals:
This year I plan on doing another marathon but my goal is for it to not overtake my life like the last one. Healthy Balance

My Program:
2012 Races:

March: R&R DC
April: Parkway Classic
Sept: R&R VA Beach
Oct: Marine Corp
Nov: Turkey Trot Del Ray
Dec: Hot Chocolate

Personal Information:
I live just outside DC on George Washington's property with my 2 kids, husband and my fuzzy dog.

Other Information:
Pain is inevidable but suffering is optional

William James "Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction."

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  • v FRAN0426
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yes I agree pool workouts are great---heading to the pool this afternoon
    2744 days ago
    Next marathon is in a month - it will be another long slow run, not a race!
    2747 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add...back at 'ya!
    2749 days ago
    It was all just a crazy chain of events. After the colonoscopy Friday, they did a CT scan to be sure there were no perforations. Seeing none, they sent me home but told me what to watch for. The pain never subsided and I went in to ER on Saturday afternoon, where an x-ray showed extra air in the abdominal cavity and subsequent CT scan revealed a small perforation. I was very lucky I stayed on top of it and went in early, hadn't eaten much (to spill over, so to say), and my good health and physical fitness all played into only losing a small portion of my colon and immediate reconnection. Originally, the surgeon expected I would be wearing an ostomy bag for at least several months before another surgery to reverse it. Very Scary. I was told if I let it go another day, survival would have been questionable.
    2750 days ago
    Thanks for popping by my blog!
    I have am so excited to see how this year turns out!
    2887 days ago
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