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Here's me in my very first 1 mile race. #373. Nice pink pants! Wish my hair stil looked like that:)

That's me in purpe 5/3/08 my first 1/2 marathon!


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Taking an active posture toward life is important to me. What does that mean? For years, I thought my circumstances dictated much of what I could or couldn't do. There was always something or someone I could blame for the state of my weight, my finances and even my mental state. While it has taken me awhile, a few trips around the mountain, I am finally free to be me. I am free to actively participate in the direction of my life. I realize there are no guarantees, and that life can deal some blows. But, the important thing to me is realizing my worth and my hopes are not hitched to my goals. The goals are have are there to move me toward a life that most closely represents the Jenny I was created to be. When setbacks or tough circumstances come, sure I can get mad or sad, but I can also learn and grow. I'm on here to actively engage in my life's journey. No more posture of just "rolling with the punches" or dealing with the cards I have been dealt. I have a choices and decisions to make. Those choices and decisions will lead to a destination. I want that destination to be a healthy, beautiful, and inspiring destination. My choices must lead me down that path, 5/3/08 First 1/2 Mara complete! 3/29/08 Ran 10 miles under 12 minute mile pace. Almost there... 3/15/08 Ran 9 miles avg pace 12:15 / mile all while a smidge ill. Woohoo. 3/1/08 Ran 6miles. Kept a pace of 12 min/mile! 2/20/08 My new record miles are 4.5 miles. Speediest miles: 2 miles in 20 minutes. Pressing on! 2/14/08 I am currently training for a half marathon that takes place the first wekend in May. I CELEBRATING: A year's worth of emails to my Sparkfriend Michelle. Accountability will keep you in the game! Working out regularly Running over 13 miles. Raising money for charity. Being consistent. Finding spark. Being more and more fit each year even if the scale doesn't always agree. Knowing God is with me every step of the way.

Member Since: 12/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 34,952

My Goals:
182 by 5/20/15

My Program:

Sundays: Total Gym/Mud Run Circuit
Saturdays/Mondays: pilates

Tues, Wed, Th: Walks/Cardio 30plus min

Rest Days: Fridays

Daily Habits:
Watch something motivational.
Review my goals.
Positive Confessions.

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I'm a mom of two boys who are just about ready to fly out of my nest. Married 17's been a journey. We're changing together.
Working on getting my outside and my inside to match. Inside, I'm an athlete. Outside, I'm working on it.

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Been on this roller coaster ride a long time. Found that I can be my own little science experiment. It's the best way to view the journey. Rather than pass/fail...the objective is to learn and grow.

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  • v MIRAGE727
    Always good to share the journey with Sparkfriends! Congrats on your progress! Stay Strong and know You are never alone!

    8 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Love that you walk your faith and share what life has taught you. I would just love to wrap you in a hug, head out for a walk and talk...then chat even more over a pot of coffee. You are the best, thank you for sending your spark my way...
    18 days ago
    You're welcome! Thank you for adding me and have a wonderful week too!
    21 days ago
  • v AURA18
    ~~~~Wednesday's Five "W"'s of Life~~~~
    ~ WHO you are is what makes you special.
    Do not change for anyone.
    ~ WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
    Do not be afraid to explore.
    ~ WHEN life pushes you over,
    you push back harder.
    ~ WHERE there are choices to make,
    make the one you won't regret.
    ~ WHY things happen will never be certain.
    Take it in stride and move forward.

    These 5 "W"'s are "A Wonderful Way to Start your Week!"
    So, Whatever you do, make your week wonderful, and worthwhile!
    Thanks for visiting my page and blog
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    22 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/6/2016 10:20:01 AM
  • v AURA18
    ♥ℓσνє & вℓєѕѕιиgs♥*
    ~** We are Worthy**~
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    27 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/1/2016 3:41:44 PM
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