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Runnin' Fool

So, I sat down the other day and started thinking about this journey I've been on for the past couple years. Thinking about the progress I've made, the hurdles, the ups and downs...thinking about everything that has happened to get me to this point that I am at now. I've been a member on Spark People for over 2 years now. Before that time, my weight was a burden, something that controlled my self esteem. Now, I don't think I could ever go back to being that person - I don't think it's ...
So, I sat down the other day and started thinking about this journey I've been on for the past couple years. Thinking about the progress I've made, the hurdles, the ups and downs...thinking about everything that has happened to get me to this point that I am at now. I've been a member on Spark People for over 2 years now. Before that time, my weight was a burden, something that controlled my self esteem. Now, I don't think I could ever go back to being that person - I don't think it's physically or mentally possible for me anymore. The things I've learned on spark - how to eat, how to run, how to race. How to show my vulnerability and only become stronger from it. How to come out on top, even when I'm sinking. These lessons have been essential to the success I've had.

Last year, I signed up for my first official race - a half marathon. Someone warned me when I signed up, that I didn't know what I was getting into. While their comment was meant to be negative, in the end they were right. I didn't know. As soon as I crossed that finish line, my first thought was, "When can I do this again!"
A month later, I signed up to run a full marathon. My own father looked me straight in the eye and told me I couldn't do it. But when I crossed that finish line, I had the same thought, "When can I do this again!"

Here I am today. It's hard for me to imagine my life without running. While I may have lots of of progress to make, I'm still able to look back and see the journey in all it's glory.

I will continue running, loosing weight and fine tuning a healthy lifestyle. Thanks Spark People!


Past Races:

9/6/09: VA Beach Half Marathon - 2:29:32
11/7/09: Lincoln Park, NJ 5K - 29:18
3/6/10: MS 5K - 28:56
4/11/10: Marathon de Paris - 5:35:24
4/25/10: Glass City Half - 2:28:34
5/31/10: Judicata 5K - 30:22
6/26/10: Sugden Stride 5K - 31:16
7/4/10: Moe's Firecracker 5K - 28:43
7/31/10: Eagle Lakes Extreme 5K - 28:32
8/28/10: North Collier Regional Rampage 5K - 27:24
10/2/10: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon - 2:30:44
11/14/10: Naples On The Run 20K - 2:08:36 PR!
11/25/10: 4 Mile Gobble, Gobble - 36:05 PR!
12/11/10: Shark Shootout 5K - 26:03
1/7/11-1/8/11: Rangar Relay from Miami to the Florida Keys! 191 Miles with 12 people - 29:05:40
1/16/11: Naples Daily News Half Marathon - 2:04:03 PR!
1/30/11: ING Miami Marathon (Full) - 4:45:04 PR!
3/5/11: MS 5K - 25:45 PR!

Upcoming Races:

3/26/11: Beach bum 5k
3/20/11: Marco Island Half
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Member Since: 1/11/2008

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To start improving my race times. I would love to run a sub 25 minute 5K by the end of the year!

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Running any chance I can, training for races, and doing the elliptical trainer on my off days!

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New to SW Florida this past year, still adjusting to the heat but love the constant sunshine!

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BLACKROSE_222
2/1/2011 7:37:36 PM

Hey, buddy. Haven't been on in a while, and just thought I should stop by some of my friends and tell them I'm alive. I'm also becoming a running fool - and am loving your progress!



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JUSTTHAT0NEG1RL
1/12/2011 10:25:33 PM

Hi! I found you through the Florida group - I live in Bradenton. I'm taking very small {teeny tiny} steps toward running in the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and I'm always looking for inspiring people! Nice to meet you!

ps...Are you from Ohio? I'm from Akron originally. :)

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SUZIECF
12/17/2010 5:44:07 PM

Hey there, I finally updated my page and blog! I plan to be a little more active around here now!



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GLADGAD
12/6/2010 4:26:28 PM

Beth - yes, I'm doing the full at ING Miami along with the other Sparkers. It's going to be a BLAST!!



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MBSHAZZER
8/26/2010 1:42:52 PM

Thanks for joining the ING Miami team! Looking forward to meeting you in January!



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