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Last fall I took an exercise class with my parents back east at their retirement community. There were people in their 90's taking the class. I made me realize how important it is to keep moving my body, to be strong and healthy. This winter I have been working out hard and trying to eat better.
Last fall I took an exercise class with my parents back east at their retirement community. There were people in their 90's taking the class. I made me realize how important it is to keep moving my body, to be strong and healthy. This winter I have been working out hard and trying to eat better.




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Member Since: 2/24/2011

SparkPoints: 22,870

Fitness Minutes: 17,539

My Goals:
To live a healthy lifestyle. To improve my fitness level and eat healthier.

My Program:
Update: 6/2/11

I am training for my 1st Half Marathon

Apr 10 Shamrock Shuffle, 8K: DONE 48:46

May 29 Bike The Drive: DONE 34 miles

Jul 17 Fleet Feet's Women's Run 10K: DONE 58:18

Aug 6 Champions Run 10K: DONE 54:47

Sep 11 Chicago Half Marathon: DONE 2:07

Sep 17 Mad Dash to Madison 5K

Personal Information:
I grew up in the Northeast, where life was an outdoor playground. I've been in Chicago 17 years and miss the mountains so much, but love this city. Finding the right balance between working and exercising is a challenge.

Other Information:
Currently reading Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma". Very informative book about where our food comes from.

Quotes:
"During these trying times let us find strength in each other and see with optimism the future ahead."

"What we collectively choose to buy, or not to buy can change the course of life and history on this planet." (RED)

"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball

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Member Comments:
BODYSHOP21
4/9/2012 11:22:09 AM

I'm a Fab 40's newbie, joined a few days ago. Thanks for the inspiration!



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IVYPET1981
1/9/2012 4:24:16 PM

Hi Hope!! We haven't seen you on the Chicago Women's page and I was a little worried!

Hope you are well!

Selena



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SHARON-MARIE
12/10/2011 8:00:31 AM

{{{Hope}} . . . missing you.

I pray you are well.
Be blessed,
Sharon-Marie



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LMLOPEZ
11/10/2011 1:11:15 PM

Hi Hope! Miss chatting with you-hope all is well with you and you're getting your runs in!
Laura



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GOLFCHICK2-0
11/3/2011 7:09:20 PM

Just stopping by to say hi... emoticon Haven't seen you hanging around much lately. I hope that all is well and you are cruising along with your running. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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