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My first half marathon!

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26.2 miles!

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Half marathon 2016. I received a second medal for completing 3 races in the series.

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I joined Spark back in August 2007. I went from 190 to 140 pounds in roughly six months the first time, which was awesome,
but maintaining has always been a struggle.

I love to walk. In January of 2014 a very good friend of mine talked me into doing the Space Coast (Half) Marathon. It is the longest running Marathon in the state of Florida and a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. From January to November I trained to walked 13.1 miles. My best training time was 2:57 and I was happy with that. On race day I walked with my friend and we timed in at 3:33. I was disappointed but was happy to complete the race with my friend.

The following January my husband got the crazy idea of doing the full marathon. Walking 26.2 miles. The thought was completely overwhelming but we signed up. Again, training through summer! Unfortunately my husband ended up with an injury and was not able to complete his race. I finished at 6:11, not too bad but missing my goal of 6 hours. I felt great to have accomplished 26.2 miles, but made the decision to stick with half marathons in the future!

I signed up for the half marathon once more in January. My goal was to walk/sprint the 13.1 miles in 2:45. On the morning of November 27th, 2016 I was very nervous. I had had a rough couple of months and my training was off and I was not at my best. I followed a group that was also trying for 2:45. At the finish line the time said 2:44:33.

It is time to change up my routine. I detest weight training, but I know how important it is. This year I will be adding weight training, bicycle riding with my son and kickboxing. Time to change it up!

I am back up to almost 160 pounds again. My goal is to get back to 135. I did it once, I can do it again! THIS time it won't go back up!

And yes, I will be doing the Space Coast (Half) Marathon in 2017!

Member Since: 8/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 227,854

My Goals:
I want to develop better muscle tone and stamina. I want to look as good as I feel! I have a young son and I want to be as active with him as I can be.

My Program:
Walk...walk...walk! I am doing kickboxing and kettle ball training as well as free weights. Love all the Spark Videos on YouTube.

Personal Information:
I live in coastal central Florida. I love the beach and being outside.

Other Information:
I belibelieve that all success begins with spreading your W.I.N.G.S-

believing in your Worth,
trusting your Insight,
Nurturing yourself,
having a Goal and devising a personal Strategy.

And then, even impossible dreams become real.

Sue Augustine

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