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I want to have a healthier heart and be in the best shape of my life. My goal is not only to lose the weight, but to keep maintaining this as a lifestyle.

I fractured my ankle Nov. 2010, and learned during the time I was in crutches that I previously took walking/running and fitness for granted. I now have a new outlook and want to change for good.

I run now, and love it very much. I don't want to ever stop getting outside on my two feet and want to keep enjoying ...
I want to have a healthier heart and be in the best shape of my life. My goal is not only to lose the weight, but to keep maintaining this as a lifestyle.

I fractured my ankle Nov. 2010, and learned during the time I was in crutches that I previously took walking/running and fitness for granted. I now have a new outlook and want to change for good.

I run now, and love it very much. I don't want to ever stop getting outside on my two feet and want to keep enjoying the scenery.

I want to run a marathon someday, too! One day at a time, I'll be closer to that goal.
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DAWNGW was able to squeeze in a fun local hike in the hills close to sunset today! So beautiful!!
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Member Since: 6/1/2010

SparkPoints: 19,436

Fitness Minutes: 42,648

My Goals:
Being physically strong and toned.

Go down 4-5 dress sizes. Be able to wear cute clothes again!

someday: run the L.A. Marathon and the Honolulu Marathon, like my father ran back in the '80s
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Finished races:

5K- November 6, 2011
Santa Clarita Marathon
(finished 34:07) (one year after my injury, and my very first 5k!)

5K- June 2, 2012
BMCF Fight It! 5K
Santa Clarita, Ca
(finished 37:47)

5K- November 4, 2012
Santa Clarita Marathon
(finished 35:00)

10K- February 24, 2013
Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run
(finished 1:20:36) -my 1st 10K!

5K- May 19, 2013
Santa Monica Classic
(finished 36:37)

Half Marathon- Nov 3, 2013
Santa Clarita Marathon
(cancelled due to injury)

UPCOMING:

5K- Nov. 2, 2014
Santa Clarita Marathon


My Program:
Doing fun activities like hiking steep hills, bicycling, swimming, hilly neighborhood walks. Weight training 3 times/week.

Trying to have my heel get 100% better before running again, which is what I love (and miss) most!

Being mindful of what I eat (portion size, learning to eat slower, paying attention to balancing meals) every day. Mostly veggies!

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Southern California.
I work in the movie industry as a visual effects digital artist.

Other Information:
Some things about me:

*Happily married to a man I adore and look forward to growing old with.

*I LOVE good people, music, art, hiking, camping, travel/exploring, ancient civilizations, cafes and wineries. Plus lots more!

*I work a lot but love what I do; I think that it is very important to pursue your dreams.

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HICKOK-HALEY
8/27/2014 8:52:41 PM

Have a fun Holiday. Any plans?
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HEALTHY-SPARK
6/7/2013 9:33:35 PM

Thanks for the friend add -- I've added you back! Have a great weekend!



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6/1/2013 9:49:05 PM

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3/30/2013 3:44:30 PM

Just Hoppin' by to wish you a Hoppy Easter!


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PUDLECRAZY
3/21/2013 9:13:24 PM

Thank you for friending me. I really appreciated your blog and am sorry about your friends. So hard.

I stopped by your Spark page and see that you have similar interests; hiking and RVing. emoticon



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