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anne and i 8/2011

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My reasons to get healthier are in my pictures, I would like to be more active with my kids and someday my grand kids. I am doing this for me also, putting myself first for the first time in many years.

My wife and I are working together on our lifestyle change, we motivate and push each other to achieve our goals, between us we are down 145 lbs. I don't think I would have made it this far without her, THANKS HONEY(miamia7). We started walking on 2/21/08, jogging came about a month later and it was much more walking than jogging, but it has just grown from there.

We are continuing to get healthy. I ran my first 5 k at the end of June 08 with a time of 31:13 avg 10:04 per mile then 6 months later on 12/31/08 my 5k time was 23:58 PR or 7:45 per mile a good way to end 2008.

2009 started off good, A Frigid 5k 22:58 or 7:25 per mile PR. The year started off good but a series if injuries pushed my training behind but I think I am finally back on track as of July and training is going well. I finished my half marathon in September 09 with a time 2:02:41. It was not without consequences, injured again. It has been 5 months with very little running but I feel I am ready to start my comeback. What I can tell you is take your time, I pushed too hard too soon is why I kept getting injured.

What is really great is Anne is actually going out and doing races with me, it makes it fun and she is doing great.

Many of you have inspired me along the way but the Rookie Runners team is amazing, what a great fun loving bunch of people. Thanks for the many smiles, motivation and especially the NM. (LOL)

I need to continue to drop the weight it makes running easier the lighter I get, especially on the knees.

It is amazing how much better you can feel getting rid of the weight and getting healthy, more energy, more mobile, more fun.......... life is getting better.

If you follow the program it is too easy, track, eat right and move a little.

6/25 Chase at the lake 5k 31:13 PR
8/13 Courtney's ice cream race 5k 27:24 PR
9/28 Pittsburgh Great Race 10k 55:41 PR
11/27 Gobblers Gallop 10k 56:18
12/7 Holiday 5k Run 25:23 PR
12/31 Harmony New Years Eve 5k 23:58 PR

1/3 A Frigid 5k 22:58 PR
1/11 A Frigid 5 Mile 41:26 PR
2/14 Greensburg 5k 21:58 PR
2/28 Winter Wonderland 5k 30:43
6/6 Jog for Julian 5k 23:02
6/10 Strawberry festival 5k 25:04
6/13 Dayspring ministries 5k 24:33
6/27 Butler Road Race 5 mile 42:42
7/4 EC Ledger 10k 50:28 PR
7/22 Chase at the Lake 5k 23:54
8/5 Fredonia 5k 22:31
8/19 Courtneys Ice Cream Race 5k 29:20
9/12 Ikea Half Marathon 2:02:41
9/27 Teddy Bear 5K , Ohio 25:48
11/26 Gobblers Gallop 5k 27:36
12/31 Harmony New Years Eve 5K 27:26

3/6 Winter wonderland 5k 24:51
3/14 Shamrock Shuffle 5K 23:50
3/27 Just a Short Run 12K 1:10:32
4/10 HTC Handicap Challange 10K 53:28
4/25 Special Olympics 5k 24:30
7/10 Butler YMCA Tri 1:16:25 600/7/2.8
8/8 Baierl Ymca Tri 1:37:22 700/12/3.1
9/11 First Responders Buffalo 25:03
11/25 Gobblers Gallop 25:57
12/31 Harmony Silvister 5k 27:00

1/9 Frigid 5 Miler 48:54
2/26 Spring Thaw 15 Miler 2:32:10
3/26 Just a Short Run 2:08:10
11/24 Gobblers Galop 27:06
12/31 Harmony Silvester 5k 32:46

Member Since: 1/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,327

My Goals:
Continue to work on getting to 175 while I learn to eat healthier, doing good but could do better.

sw 270 1/15/08

cw 201 2/10/10

gw 175 someday

My Program:
Continue my running program and run 20 plus races in 2010 including at least 1 more half marathon and a triathlon.

Learn more towards eating healthier.

Continue some type of strength training and core program.

Start biking and swimming.

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Bob in Ellwood City, PA

PSU class of 84

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Love movies, tv and outdoors.

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    HI Bobby And to Anne ALSO ! WOOHOOOO !!!

    How are the both of you? I am so PROUD to say I hit my 100 lb LOSS in Oct !! YEAH !!

    I FINALLY had the surgery to remove my left big toe, so I am now not in any more casts (For the time being) and I am able to WALK again !! YEAH YEAH YEAH !!! The walking is again limited though cause of my back,,, hip is out of joint, but I AM ABLE TO WALK !! As always look for the GOOD we can,,, celebrate these and the not so good,,, accept if it can't be improved.

    Wishing you both the BESTEST !! I should go and hit Judy's page also !!
    389 days ago
    hey!!! A blast from the past was on my sparkpage! What fun! How ARE YOU????!!! Is anything happening on Rookie Runners page? emoticon
    390 days ago
    I've been trying to get back into the strength training. I finally lost 8 of the 10 I regained but I only lost it due to some health issue where I couldn't eat. I want to try and start running again but I'm a bit on the *afraid I'll hurt my hip* again mentality.

    emoticon Here's to us! May we both start sparking again!

    622 days ago
    Hey Dude!
    You still Sparking??
    633 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It's Move it Move it Monday!! emoticon
    744 days ago
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