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Update: As 2015 is drawing to a close, I have decided that authentic truth is where my freedom lies - I've gained 30lbs in the last 16 months. I'm ready to begin this journey again.

My commitment is:
1. I will exercise a minimum of 10 mins every day
2. I will track my calories and stay within my Sparktracker range
3. I will track my Fitness minutes on my Spark tracker
4. I will exercise daily to reach 2000 monthly fitness mins.
6. I will drink 15 cups min of water a day.
7. I will eat 5+ servings of freggies everyday.
8. I will strength train 3 days a week
9. I will be kind as opposed to down on myself
10. I will laugh more than cry
11. I will eat more non-labeled than labeled foods
12. I will run 1,000 miles this year.

I joined SparkPeople in April 2009 with the hopes of losing 9 lbs. I ended up losing 20 lbs and finding a whole new me. A me I never knew existed. A me that loves to exercise, especially running; a me who loves to eat healthy; a me who loves to celebrate the life God has given me. I developed an entirely new, HEALTHY lifestyle and I absolutely love it.
Here on Spark I have found the inspiration, encouragement, motivation and friendship to continue on my journey to a healthy, fit, happy life.
And it is a journey, full of ups and downs, good days & bad days, but forever moving forward. I will never go back to the way I led my life before. This is MY life and I am going to LIVE and enjoy it.

Race Results:
'15 Results:
USAF 1/2 - injured & untrained but finished

'14 Results:
4th Free 4 miler - 3 place for age group
USAF 1/2 - 2:17

'13 Results:
*(5/4) Flying Pig 10k - 57:24
*(9/21) USAF 1/2 Marathon - 2:04:40 (PR)

'12 Results:
(3/17) St Patty's 5K - 30:31 (ran w/ Grace)

'11 Results:
(11/ 24) Turkey Trot- 44:37
(9/17) USAF 1/2 Marathon- 2:05:06
(7/4) Americana 5K - 27:48 (PR)
(5/1) Flying Pig 1/2 - 2:26:34

'10 Results:
* (9/18) USAF Marathon -4:58:40
*(7/5) Americana 5K - 28:04
* (5/2) Flying Pig 1/2 marathon - 2:04:54

'09 Results:
*(9/19/) USAF 10 K - 57:12
*(7/4/) Americana 5k - 31:30 (first race ever)

Member Since: 4/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 155,772

My Goals:
*To look and feel better *Maintaining weigh range (130 - 135)
* Eat clean & healthy
*Run 15 - 20 miles a wk
*Weight /Strength train at least 2x's a wk ( I want to look toned. I want Jennifer Aniston arms :)

My Program:
* Run 15 - 20 miles wk
* Cardio - at least 10 mins a day
* Strength training - 2x's a wk
*Tracking nutrition & staying within my calorie range

Personal Information:
I have recently married my best friend. I have two wonderful step sons. Our blended family also includes, a beautiful black lab/chow mix. Jack - he's my favorite walking buddy when my hubby isn't around. And a cat :) that I am still learning to love (tee hee). I am a very blessed woman learning to make health & fitness a lifestyle.

Other Information:
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
David Viscott

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    2616 days ago
    Yeah I'm having a hard time finding rooms for tempo and speed runs. Some weeks I have only gotten one extra one in! I need to get those increased as well!! Fortunately the 16 miles today went really well!!
    2619 days ago
  • v 42FIT4GOOD
    Heather, Believe it or not, I have done just that. I no longer look at her with eyes of a daughter but as someone else. THIS has been my saving grace! I look at her and see how mean, nasty, hateful, ungrateful, negative person that she makes that choice every morning to be.

    I know that her life growing up was rough but I don't think it was as bad as she makes it out to be. At some point, you can break the cycle and yet she makes that choice again to NEVER break that cycle.

    Though she is my mom, she is all I have, I do love her but not the kind of love a daughter truly should have for her mom. I made the choice to break the cycle. I don't look at my glass as half empty but half full. I am so grateful for all that I have and not what I don't.

    Her choices in life has caused her to miss out on so many wonderful memories, events, and life experiences. That is her loss and I know she really doesn't care.

    I have come to also realize that there are people in this world who will never be happy, grateful, loving, caring or appreciative of anything that comes in their life. They will always will be unhappy because they are unhappy with themselves for whatever reason.

    THANK YOU for your wonderful words of wisdom and for also reminding me of what is important!!

    Now let's rock this second quarter!!
    2624 days ago
  • v ROBYN168
    it looks like we have a lot of runners!!!
    2625 days ago
    I'm so happy to be sailing with the Pink Pirates this round of BTS! Let's make it a great journey!
    2626 days ago
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