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A Year Later-May 2010

5/15/10 Time 36:38

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I am on a journey to improve my health after years of inactivity. Heart disease runs in my family. I lost my Mom when she was only 55 years old to a stroke and I, too, have some of the same issues, such as high blood pressure. I want to be around for my family and friends. In "The Spark" it says, "there is a simple test to help determine whether your mission on earth is completed yet: if you're alive, it isn't." I know God has a mission for me here, and I can do that better if I stay healthy.

My initial goal in May 2009 was to lose 15 pounds. I was only 2 pounds away from reaching that goal when life got hectic and I stopped everything. I looked and felt better than I had in years. Now I just want to regain those healthy habits and make them stick. Getting more physically fit and shapely wouldn't hurt either!

With God's help, I can do it!

15 Pounds Lost on 1/31/10
20 Pounds Lost on 3/7/10
Graduated Couch to 5K on 5/13/10
Ran my first 5K in 36:38 on 5/15/10

Member Since: 8/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,685

My Goals:
-To maintain my weight within 3 pounds
-To maintain my clothing size 6
-To firm up my muscles
-To run my first 5K-GOAL REACHED May 2010!
-To lower my 5K time-GOAL REACHED
-To run an 8K -GOAL REACHED
-To lower my risk of heart disease
-To live a life worthy of the Gospel

My Program:
I will work on increasing my running distances by 10% each week and do speedwork once a week, using the Galloway method. I will train to run an 8K while also running faster 5K races.

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I enjoy hiking with my family in the George Washington National Forest, reading, knitting and running.

I am active in my church and serve as coordinator for the Harrisonburg Community Bible Study women's class.

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...Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal...
Philippians 3:13-14

"Don't ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. "
~ Unknown

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