KEEPITUP4LIFE
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First race..Niagara Womens Half Marathon June 7-2015. I am in the middle in the pink tank top



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This is my little "Turbo" Tyson who power walks with me like the energizer bunny



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May 20th 2020: I have been struggling for several months now to stay focused on all the healthy habits I developed over time. Many factors have caused me to fall back to some unhealthy habits but I am determined to continue working on getting my spark back and keeping it.
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I returned to Spark People in 2014 after two failed attempts previously. I was then able to gain success and have been in maintenance mode since 2015.

Ran my first race at the age of 63 in 2015 which was a half marathon and absolutely loved running. Hip arthritis and a fall which caused a serious injury has prevented me from running anymore however I do love to power walk and am able to go at a 15 min mile pace.

Distance power walking is what I love the most and I love to get a good 15k in when I am no in pain. Sometimes my fibromyalgia rears its ugly head as well as the pain of plantar fasciitis in both my feet that can prevent me from going the distance. In spite of the setbacks, I refuse to let it stop me. I do what my body allows for now while I am healing and continue to look for the day I can once again get out for a 15k and feel great afterwards.



Member Since: 6/24/2014

Fitness Minutes: 90,081

My Goals:
SHORT TERM GOLS
incorporate more fruit into my daily nutrition
drink 8 cups water daily
some for of fitness daily for a minimum of 30 minutes
**more goals to add once these are achieved**

LONG TERM GOALS
To keep my BMI in the healthy range
To reduce waist and hip size until my pants fits comfortably
To stay positive and focussed on the end results
** more goals to set as these ones are established and fulfilled **





My Program:
daily cardio for a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days per week
strength training 3 times week for a minimum of 20 minutes each session
consume 3 healthy meals daily
consume 8 cups water daily



Personal Information:
My name is Susan and I am 67 years young. I am a wife of 42 years to my husband Brian and mother to Lee-Anne, Daniel and Sarah and to my beloved son Ryan who passed away in 2017. I have 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

I have been retired from my nursing career for several years now and both my husband and I enjoy spending time helping to take care of our great granddaughter, travelling abroad. I love power walking and am a retired half marathon runner due to physical injuries that curtail running any longer. I love to power walk (10 miles a day when possible) but have been curtailed with this for several months due to plantar fasciitis in both of my feet. I am working and getting them healed so I can get back to my passion of distance walking.



Other Information:
When I was in high school 1966-1970 I was on the gymnastics team so every year on my birthday I stand on my head to prove that I still have it!




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  • v PEPPYPATTI
    Thank you so much Susan for your prayers & comments on my blog!
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    2281 days ago
  • v BEACHCALSIX
    Thanks for the comment, hope you're having a great day! Your kitty is adorable!
    2281 days ago
  • v DEB9021
    PS I love mystery and spy novels too (along with a variety of fiction). read anything good lately?
    2286 days ago
  • v DEB9021
    Thanks for your comment on my tortoise blog. I don't have the body of a runner, either, but that doesn't stop me. I am not fast, but I do have good stamina. I actually started jogging because I cannot walk fast. It hurts my knee more than running, probably due to bad form. I enjoy hiking, but cannot keep my focus to walk quickly enough to get my heart rate up and sustain it. So, if you are a fast walker, that works just as well ... Possibly better. Walking is very healthy! As long as you keep moving, it doesn't matter how you do it! Let's both keep putting on the miles :-)
    2286 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/24/2014 8:17:55 PM
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Thank you so much for your comment on my page! I have read some more of your blogs, and you are inspiring! I'm impressed that despite some issues with arthritis, you're doing power-walking. I have pretty bad joint pain and have been letting it prevent me from exercising, which bothers me because I used to love exercise. So you've inspired me to try again, at least when the pain is not too intense. Also, you seem like such a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and wife! I live in Japan, so my Spark schedule is probably different from yours. It's morning over here at the moment and the day is almost finished for most of my Spark friends. So I'll wish you a great day tomorrow!
    2290 days ago
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