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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!

I'm working on getting healthy and strong. I've been up and down on my weight all my life and hope to get myself to my goal weight this year, 2016. I still need to lose another 45 pounds because I gained all the weight I lost. I'm slowly getting back into run/walk since I pretty much didn't run at all last year. So pretty much I'm starting over.

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 ...
I'm working on getting healthy and strong. I've been up and down on my weight all my life and hope to get myself to my goal weight this year, 2016. I still need to lose another 45 pounds because I gained all the weight I lost. I'm slowly getting back into run/walk since I pretty much didn't run at all last year. So pretty much I'm starting over.

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 now 12 year old has run in 2 kids 1 mile runs while I ran in my half's and has his own medals!

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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 52 and want to be healthy for me and my kids.


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BABIESTEPS
3/10/2016 11:24:44 AM

Hi Patty, I just saw your post in 50+ with 25-49lbs to lose. I just joined this week as well. We have a couple things in common. The biggest is our will to Persevere! emoticon We did it before and we CAN do it again!
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SYNCHRODAD
9/12/2015 11:33:05 AM

Hope you are not rusting. I have been very rusty lately. Gained some weight. I hope you are running well.



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5/3/2015 11:20:06 AM

Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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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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