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otterdotter 2008

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Turkey Trot 2008


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This last year has been really hard on my body. It's been that long since I exercised consistently.

A photo my friend took of me this week really SHOCKED me. I had no idea how big I was. Well, I was ignoring it.

Fifty pounds! How could I ignore THAT?

Well, I'm ready to pay better attention now.

Member Since: 8/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,859

My Goals:
walk hilly 5k by St. Patrick's Day 2017
paddle when my core gets strong enough for balance
wait for running until the knee is ready

My Program:
walk 3x week
swim 2x week
pilates/lift/resistance training 3x/wk
track my food

Personal Information:
I am a mother of 3.
I just started graduate school.

Other Information:
2002: 225lbs at end of pregnancy--severe degeneration in SI joint and hips

2003: third pregnancy--6 weeks in a wheel chair at the end

2004: prednisone for asthma, walks with a double stroller just 10 minutes at a slow pace

2006: chronic upper and lower respiratory infections, pilates classes

2007: 178 lbs. began treatment with naturopath then started paddling--pilates has fixed my back and pelvis--got up to almost 10 k runs!!!

2010--developed arthritis in shoulder, cut back on paddling and swimming, gained weight again

2011--balancing joint mobility with pain management and asthma medications

2012--synchronous bilateral breast cancer (stage II) mastectomy

2013--paddled 7 mile race

2014--ran 8.8k race, salpingectomy, bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction

2015--psychiatric hospitalization, torn MCL right knee

2016--torn hamstring, pneumonia, prednisone

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