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I didn't become active until my early 30s. After my dad passed from smoking-related cancer in the mid 1980s, I quit smoking and started swimming, as I always loved the water. That activity led me to underwater hockey, which I have played since 1991. I compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and have even been to one world competition.

I also liked running, and I ran track in high school, but I injured my knee in a long jump. After that I had pain when I ran so ...
I didn't become active until my early 30s. After my dad passed from smoking-related cancer in the mid 1980s, I quit smoking and started swimming, as I always loved the water. That activity led me to underwater hockey, which I have played since 1991. I compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and have even been to one world competition.

I also liked running, and I ran track in high school, but I injured my knee in a long jump. After that I had pain when I ran so thought I would never be a runner. I met a woman (now a friend) who told me I was probably not in the right shoes. I got fitted and was happy to discover that I COULD run pain free, and in fact the running has strengthened me knee. So, at the age of 46 I started running, and as of mid-2014, I have done 2 marathons, 13 half marathons, and countless 10Ks and 5Ks. I have also done a few triathlons, and my next goal is to complete a 70.3, as well as PR a marathon before the end of 2015.

If I could send a message to people it would be that you are never too old to change your lifestyle, and to not expect huge changes in a short amount of time. It is a constant work in progress with backslides and progressions.
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Member Since: 3/19/2007

SparkPoints: 36,784

Fitness Minutes: 42,184

My Goals:
* Get a marathon PR
* Do a 70.3 triathlon

My Program:
* Heal from a broken ankle
* Cycle more
* Strength train
* Find a tri coach
* Read about 70.3 racing, marathoning, and nutrition to develop training plans

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER
4/1/2014 11:11:33 AM

Hit me up with a reminder about the race. I will know more after finishing Big Sur and recovering from it.




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DEE107
3/30/2014 9:28:07 PM

hello and welcome to Menopause and Losing Team



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MYOWNHERO
2/22/2014 4:46:14 PM

I loved that old Bob Newhart skit you mentioned: "Stop it!"

Great memories!



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TIGGER622
2/10/2014 9:43:29 AM

Ah Carolyn again we are going through similar situations! After talking about the food issues things have been better and he has resisted making comments - we will get there with more time and communication! Part of me might always miss the autonomy of living alone though! So much more control over things!!! Anyways, if Jon gave me too much ice cream - the likelihood of me putting the rest down the drain is sooo slim! My self control has definitely been better - but - not there yet! Anyways the payoffs of sharing my life with someone are bigger (i guess) than having to eat ice cream every now and then!



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SALTYCHOCOLATE
12/7/2013 3:42:54 PM

Hello Carolyn! Just stopping by to say hello. Hope all is well with you. Not sure if you're still Sparking.



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