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This is not my old life.

Life after running. Life with Baby. That is my new life.

2014 update- Hey, everyone! I'm around, even though you can't tell much on my page. I'm back to running, in moderation. (Shhhh! Don't tell the doctors.) Still struggling with exercise consistency with all of lifes interruptions now, but I'm not giving up! PM me or leave me a message anytime.

January 2013 update- OK, I fell off the PT wagon and need to get back on. Also, need to renew my dedication to finding ...
Life after running. Life with Baby. That is my new life.

2014 update- Hey, everyone! I'm around, even though you can't tell much on my page. I'm back to running, in moderation. (Shhhh! Don't tell the doctors.) Still struggling with exercise consistency with all of lifes interruptions now, but I'm not giving up! PM me or leave me a message anytime.

January 2013 update- OK, I fell off the PT wagon and need to get back on. Also, need to renew my dedication to finding a way to get more exercise.

August 2012 update- I'm starting the slow process of PT for my hip in the hopes that I will run again someday! Or, at least, be pain free. :)

A full Marathon in October of 2008 was my last hurrah after 12 years of running, more than thirty 5-10Ks, 3 sprint triathlons and 2 half marathons. In November of 2008, two different specialists told me I should never ever run again. I pushed for an occasional 5K, but they said every step I run is putting me that much closer to arthritis and hip replacement surgery. That is not something that a runner likes to hear at 37, or at any age. It has been devastating news, but I quickly got caught up in TTC and pregnancy, and after one devastating miscarriage, my precious son was born on January 3, 2010.

Since my dreams that childbirth would rearrange my hips and make them suitable for running again did not come true, I'm now in uncharted territory with what a new active lifestyle will look like for me. I miss my daily workouts, but hours of training are just not happening for me these days between work, and a very adventurous 3 year old. I have a short 30 minutes about 3 days a week when I can have (mostly) uninterrupted workouts. I also try to walk as much as I can for additional exercise.

This is not my old life. But, I'm on the road to creating a new life full of new adventures. Leave me a comment and let me know how you think I should handle my new challenges. I'd love to hear from YOU! Please say Hi if you stop by my page.
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Member Since: 1/4/2006

SparkPoints: 63,046

Fitness Minutes: 40,756

My Program:
My latest plan (Jan 2012) is not going very well!:

Exercise: minimum 4x week
2-3 days @ gym- mostly cardio
1-2 days @ home- 30 Day Shred or Moms into Fitness
Biking when the weather gets better

Eating:
I'm focusing on eating whole foods, cooking more, eating little processed foods. Trying to get up the courage to quit sugar--gasp! Not quite there yet.

Personal Information:
I'm 43. (wow, when did that happen?! I still feel like 30.) Married with a 5 year old son (aka- baby tsumami turned big boy) who turned our predictable lives upside-down in a split second. (If you don't believe the split second part, be sure to read my birth story in my blog.)

I don't like eating animals. Fish is the only meat I've eaten in the past 25+ years. I love dark choclate, jasmine green tea and all kinds of green veggies, especially the leafy kind. I quit coffee in 2007 and rarely miss it anymore.

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"You rarely feel worse after a run than you did before it."
-a quote from my German friend, Jochen

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PHEBESS
3/26/2015 1:09:33 PM

Thank you for the goodie - and I'm improving. Not too bad this time, but not my normal self yet.



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WISHFULDREAMING
2/11/2015 3:35:06 AM

I didn't know you lived in Germany? (or maybe I just forgot?) Where did you live when you were here!? I will update more once we are in our house. How are you doing?



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ELISAJANE57
1/31/2015 12:33:07 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have some good ideas that I know I need to try. Having a yoga day might be a good idea for my poor muscles.



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BECKYSKEL
11/3/2014 10:20:11 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your little one is a cutie! Hope you are doing well.



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SINGER73
9/28/2014 10:20:30 PM

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Hope your running is going well.



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