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60-something marathon coach, triathlete and cyclist fighting "meno-paused metabolism," lupus, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis - if I can do 26.2, so can you!!!

Must add: new Grandma to beautiful grandson Tiago

twitter: @alysiaorg #alysiaorg
USATF National Masters
RRCA Certified Coach
RRCA Certified Race Director
Coach, USAFit - international marathon/HM training program
Member, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)
USAT AG National Qualifier
Member, LifeTime Fitness Tri Team, Austin, TX
Member, Austin Cycling Association, TX
Alumna of Galloway Training, Austin, TX
Alumna of ChiRunning Training, Austin, TX
Founder/Captain, Team Munkibut - supporting Komen for the Cure
Founder/Owner, SlowFatRunners - walk/run group, virtual and live

Manager, IT and Web Strategist/Professional web geek - one of those people who make magic happen on the web for corporate enterprise, SME: SharePoint, Social Web, Knowledge Management, CMS, and helped establish the first online medical encyclopedia with a focus on women's health advocacy @

Founder,, Plone User Group, Austin, TX
Member, Central TX SharePoint User Group, Austin, TX
Charter Member, SharePoint SMEs, TX HHSC

Adjunct faculty member of local college - teaching other web geeks really nerdy stuff

Sommelier in training, International Sommelier Guild (ISG) - one of those people who like to share the joy of wine with others and handy with a champagne sabre

Member, ITWA (International Travel Writers Alliance)

Married, with adult children who are just as geeky, food and entertainment oriented as their parents

USA Fit-Round Rock, TX
(yes, there really is a round rock)

Our training season begins in Sept with the 5K for Clay and ends with the Austin Marathon/Half Marathon (Boston and Olympic Qualifying events) in Feb* All ability levels welcome

*Participation in any race events are optional and up to the individual

Member Since: 10/19/2006

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drop the menopause weight gained since turning 50

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I'm nuts, therefore I run...or, is that the other way around...

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    Hi, I saw you are the team leader of Slow, Fat, Runners. I wouldn't consider you that but I do consider myself that. Anyway, I have lupus and osteopenia, too. I started running to combat the osteopenia and my bone density is back to normal for my age. I wondered if you had it tested recently because you really do regain it. I also lift weights a couple of times per week. Used to do 3 days but play too much tennis now. Anyway, will probably join the team. I'm pretty slow and pretty overweight:)
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    Hope is that thing with feathers
    ...that perches in the soul and
    ......sings the tune without words
    ..........and never all!
    ~~~~~* Emily Dickinson *~~~~~

    Dum Spiro, Spero (Latin)
    "While I breathe, I hope!

    Let's have a great week by staying on our Spark plan!!!

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    763 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to commiserate over my speeding ticket. Your comment made me laugh out loud. Thanks!
    1147 days ago

    Well, I feel like a complete idiot. I read your blog and responded to it in the middle of the night while I was not at my best game, shall we say.
    Normally, I think to check out the person's page before I respond to a blog, but NOOOO...not this time. LOL

    Who am I to even begin to offer you advice?

    I'll just sit back and learn from you from now on.

    Oh, and I see that you train off-season at Run-Tex! That was where I took my very first running class over a decade ago...Run-Tex in Austin, actually. What a great thing they have going there.

    And I see that you are fighting lupus and rheumatoid arthritis as well as "meno-paused metabolism" (great way to express it). I can't tell you how much I admire you. I despise lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and destruction they cause to the human body. I'm glad you are fighting back against them.

    Press on! I wish you well.

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    Happy New Year, my spark friend. May you and yours have health, happiness and prosperity in 2013 and beyond.

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    1393 days ago
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