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My son and I in our 3rd half marathon together! 1/18/09





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My sons and me at our Surf City Half Marathon, the "baby" ran the kids run, We all ran!



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I want to be healthy and strong!

2014 is going to be the year I get myself to my goal weight. I have been able to maintain a 20 pound weight loss for the past 6 years but I still need to lose another 25. I'm slowly getting back into running since I pretty much didn't run at all last year and I'm starting to eat better.

A little history.....
I slowly started running in March 2007 at 172 pounds and lost 30 pounds that year. I had never run or did any sports before but at 44 I was ready and eager for a ...
2014 is going to be the year I get myself to my goal weight. I have been able to maintain a 20 pound weight loss for the past 6 years but I still need to lose another 25. I'm slowly getting back into running since I pretty much didn't run at all last year and I'm starting to eat better.

A little history.....
I slowly started running in March 2007 at 172 pounds and lost 30 pounds that year. I had never run or did any sports before but at 44 I was ready and eager for a change. I couldn't run half a block without huffing and puffing so I did a lot of walking and slowly my running increased from 1 minute to 2 minutes to finishing a marathon, 2 half marathons and a 5k in 2008. I plan to continue to run races and I don't see an end in sight. When I run I love to see people in their 70's and 80's still running in races and I hope to be one of them. I am a slow runner, but I love it. My son was there to see me cross the finish line at my first marathon and immediately wanted to be a part of it, he has now run 5 half marathons with me and a 10k on his own. Even my 10 year old has run in 2 kids 1 mile runs while I ran in my half's and has his own medals!

I'm feeling better than I have in years. I'm still working on my weight though, it's a constant battle. I know it will take longer than I want because I give in to my sweet tooth more often than I should but I know I'll get there. I'm only 5'0" and the pounds have to go. Maybe that will make me faster too.

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Completed Races:
2008:
Jan 13 - Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon - 6:37
Mar 9 - Valley of the Sun Half Marathon - 2:44
Oct. 12 - Long Beach Half Marathon - 2:56
Oct 18 - Chandler Challenge 5k - 40:48

2009:
Jan. 18 - Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon - 3:32
Feb. 1 - Surf City USA Half Marathon - 2:56
Jul 26 - San Francisco Half Marathon - 3:10

2010:
Mar 21 - LA Marathon - 6:33
Sep 5 - Disneyland Half Marathon - 3:22
Oct 16 - Kansas City Half Marathon - 3:05
Nov 14 - Iron Girl 10 mile- 2:17

2011:
Apr 30 - Warrior Dash - 1:08
June 5 - Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon - 6:28
Nov 6 - Women's Half Marathon - 3:15

2012:
Apr 29 - Warrior Dash - 1:12

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My Goals:
lose 35 pounds
eat healthier- this is a constant battle
drink 8 glasses of water a day
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Running, cross training and strength training. That's the plan anyway. ;)

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My name is Patty, I'm 51 and want to be healthy for me and my kids.


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KRZYKAT3
3/17/2013 11:38:22 PM

An Irish Prayer
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.



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JMOUSE99
3/13/2013 3:32:16 PM

Wow, you are doing so well! Congrats on your weight loss.

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1/27/2013 12:16:54 PM

Just stopping by to say emoticon fellow 'Warrior'!!!

Enjoy your weekend - good luck in the Weekend Challenge!



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1/27/2013 12:03:32 AM

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Working on the black out here too.
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1/26/2013 9:03:31 PM

Patty, hoping you'll be able to join the rest of us Warriors in the Weekend Challenge.
Have a fantastic weekend.
Maria



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