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Warrior Dash 2012!

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my first medal! 1st in my age group, 30-34. Ran one mile in 8:13.

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me crossing the finish line at my first 5k race!

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My goal is to be healthy, and have a healthy relationship with food. I've been on both ends - overeating and undereating.

I'm hypoglycemic, so eating small meals throughout the day works best for me, as well as a lower carb intake. I aim for 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat.

I started weight lifting in February 2012, and I absolutely love it! I'm constantly surprised at how strong I'm getting and the improvements I see each week.

Member Since: 4/16/2006

Fitness Minutes: 31,634

My Goals:
My goal is to maintain my current weight, to keep a healthy lifestyle with good food choices and regular exercise, and to tone my body.

Fitness goal: Building strength & muscle through New Rules of Lifting for Women.

My Program:
Weight Lifting 2x per week
Running 2x per week
Yoga once per week

Food = Fuel!

I do my best to fill my diet with whole, "real" foods and very little processed stuff. I focus on high fiber and a diet of 40% carbs, 30% fat and 30% protein and about 1400-1700 calories per day.

Personal Information:
I live in central PA, and I have an amazing husband and a great (twin) sister who help to keep me motivated.

race PRs:
10K: about 1hr
5k: 31:20
1 mile: 7:35

2012 races:
June 16: Warrior Dash 1:14:19
July 29: SP Virtual 10k - 1:17:06
August 25: Truskey 10k - 1:27:10
October 27: Diabetes 5k - 33:38

November 11: Great American Smokeout 5k

2011 races:
April 9: Believe in Hope 5k - 39:26
June 11: Warrior Dash - 1:37:42
June 25: The Loop - missed
August 6: Run for Ashley 5k - 31:20
August 27: Truskey Memorial 5k - missed
September 9: Market Street Mile - cancelled
September 24: Ashland Dare Mile - 7:35
October 1: Seasons Change 10k - around 65 minutes

2010 races:
June 26: Ringtown Loop 5k - 32:58

Other Information:
My fave quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

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  • v REFIRE
    Does your dentist know that you grind your teeth in your sleep? You may want to ask your dentist about the mouthguard, because that made a lot of difference in pain management for TMJ for my husband. When he didn't wear it and ground his teeth at night that's when he noticed a flare up the next day. I think the guard cost about $500. I hope that helps, I know it's painful!
    2805 days ago
    That is fantastic! Good to hear you're feeling a bit better.
    2806 days ago
  • v OPTIMIST1948
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Good luck with your pencil test!
    3301 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and the friend add! That's so fantastic that you've been able to transition from the mindset of 'weight' to 'strength'! From my swimming, I can already feel my arms and shoulder getting stronger, and it feels fantastic!

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    3311 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2012 6:33:53 PM
    Hi! I read your blog this morning about saving the playground - WTG! Whatever the ultimate reason the fire went out, you did YOUR part, and so many people don't.

    Hope those fires go away soon. We are very dry here in East Tennessee too.

    Blessings to you today!

    3312 days ago
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