GOGIRL_93   14,740
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One Step At A Time

I am a university student-athlete who is trying to find her place in the world while battling through the struggles of life and sport. Taking each day one step at a time.
I am a university student-athlete who is trying to find her place in the world while battling through the struggles of life and sport. Taking each day one step at a time.

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GOGIRL_93 Had a tough day. Put my rowing boat up for sale. Feeling the sting of it all over again.
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 current weight: 171.0 

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Member Since: 2/20/2013

SparkPoints: 14,740

Fitness Minutes: 23,722

My Goals:
Nutrition Goals:
-Keep daily caloric deficit above -500 (I find that this helps me not break down and binge, and I can lose 1lb per week)

Fitness Goals:
-PB on 30k Around the Bay (March 30th)
-Run 1st Marathon
-Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Weight Goals:
-Run 30k Around the Bay at 165lbs
-Reach 155lbs by June

My Program:
-Monitor daily caloric intake and expenditure. Keep deficit above -500

-Cardio: 4 runs a week (1 long run, 1 recovery run, 1 day of intervals, 1 day of hills)
-Strength: Lift 3 days a week
-Core: Do core circuits 6 days a week

Personal Information:
My name is Erika. I am a university student-athlete living in Canada. I love to row, run, cycle, and hike. I often catch myself dreaming of places I wish to travel to. I just found out (on January 16th 2014) that my rowing career is over due to an injury I sustained in January of 2013. I am starting a new chapter of my life and redefining my health goals.

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Member Comments:
4/3/2014 3:05:27 PM

Hi GoGirl. Thank you for commenting on my blog post. I've been on Spark for about a week and am still finding my way around. Reading your Spark Page and blog entries reminds me a lot of myself, especially in my college years. Congratulations on feeling better and more positive about yourself. Good luck with qualifying for Boston! It's a goal of mine too.

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3/16/2014 11:54:52 AM

Thanks for the page comment. I think most of my recipes are hidden to myself as I primarily use it to keep tracking easier as I like to cook but I'm glad you found some of them!

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3/1/2014 5:25:04 PM

OH that winter should not be as long for you! How have you been doing with retirement from your sport? Are you doing ok?


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2/14/2014 9:51:37 AM

"Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
The greatest mistake is giving up."
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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog, "The Secret Is Out." Have a healthy and successful day!

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1/22/2014 12:22:10 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
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Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!

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