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Update January 2015:
Holding steady weight wise. A few lbs up & down here or there. But down 15 or so since the start of 2014. Still have more to go, but for now my focus has shifted to strong. I started lifting again in 2014 and cannot get enough. Having an easy barometer by which to measure progress (NSV's) is great. I can squat more than I could a few months ago, run faster, lift more, plank longer. I am getting fitter, even if my abs (where are you, I know you're in there!!!) & the ...
Update January 2015:
Holding steady weight wise. A few lbs up & down here or there. But down 15 or so since the start of 2014. Still have more to go, but for now my focus has shifted to strong. I started lifting again in 2014 and cannot get enough. Having an easy barometer by which to measure progress (NSV's) is great. I can squat more than I could a few months ago, run faster, lift more, plank longer. I am getting fitter, even if my abs (where are you, I know you're in there!!!) & the scale don't show it yet.

So, lets see. What's on tap in 2015.
1. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
2. Marathon #3 in May. EEK!
3. Rumors of a Tough Mudder sometime later this year, June maybe? August maybe? Some friends and I are trying to plan, hence the indecision.
4. Hopefully Ragnar DC again in the fall, that was too much fun in 2014
5. A triathalon


January 2014:
Here I am, again. I've never stopped logging in & tracking exercise. But more often than not I eat "healthy" only to add up calories later & realized I was way off track.

So, after reaching my heaviest weight EVER, I was finally at a point where I knew I needed to come back and start over. Having my knees hurt when I run wasn't something I ever expected, and something that really made me realize I needed to make a change.

I am realizing I CAN say no to free food, cookies at work, and going back for seconds.

I already know how many amazing fitness feats I can accomplish. I have run numerous races, including half marathons & marathons. I even spent 81 days cycling cross country in 2012.

I have big goals, including completing my first triathlon in 2014. Getting to a fit weight, in a healthy way is just another on my list. So here we go. Again.

SW: 160 lbs
GW: 145 lbs
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Member Since: 12/13/2008

SparkPoints: 54,068

Fitness Minutes: 51,900

My Goals:
Marathon #3 in May.
I plan to run less during training & still finish faster than marathon #2 which I completed in 2011.

9-26-10-Pittsburgh Great Race 10k- 51.55
10-23-10- Cincy Half Marathon- 1:57:37.3

My Program:
Running, biking, spinning, lifting heavy thing, various gym classes to keep things interesting.

Personal Information:
Originally from N. KY, right near Cincinnati, OH.

Now a young professional in Pittsburgh.

Other Information:
"Keep the promises you make to yourself."

"Life's battles
don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can."

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Member Comments:
MNCYCLIST
2/19/2014 4:29:55 PM

Thanks so much for your encouraging words on my blog today, I really appreciate it. Glad to see you're into cycling, that's my main fitness passion, although I've learned to enjoy other things as well. It's cold here in Minnesota so I've been on the trainer, but soon enough I'll be on the road again! Thanks again, I really appreciate it.



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SUGIRL06
1/31/2014 2:43:05 PM

Sadly, my easy breakfast is pretty boring: hard boiled eggs. LoL! Usually paired with a small serving of fruit. I like them when they are still warm was one problem, or, if I made them ahead of time, I wouldn't use up the batch. Well, I bought a microwaveable hard boiled egg cooker and it has been awesome! I just put 3 eggs in the microwave while I'm packing my lunch. Then they are still warm when I get around to eating them while I ride the train. Simple but works for me!
I use one of these: https://www.joieshop.com/e/item.asp?ItemCo
de=87773&CatCode=197&s=0460EGA

~Ang



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LOGHOUSE
8/17/2012 12:09:26 AM

Congratulations on your successful cross country bike tour. It's been a dream of mine to do that ride, though I hope to go west to east. My trip will have to wait until I retire so I can free up a whole summer, but that gives me a while to get in shape.
Anyway, WELL DONE !! I envy you.



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CBAILEYC
4/13/2012 10:37:16 AM

Thanks for the friend add - I've returned in kind. Here's hoping I can actually make it to JASR next year and get to meet you and the rest of the Spark gang!
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ABSOLUTZER0
4/12/2012 8:41:28 PM

Thanks for the add! I have done the same! Here is to a great weekend! Woohoo!





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