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My walking buddy 2005-2018 :-(

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Crossing the finish line at the 2017 Chicago Half Marathon

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My 1st official 5K, St. Patrick's day 2012

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2018 Update - I reached my goal weight November 25, 2012. Most of 2017 I hovered just above goal weight but I didn't stress. I continued to maintain my healthy habits.

2018 called for some adjustments. I went through PT for a strained periformis and rediscovered the importance of regular strength training, falling in love with dreaded lunges and glute work along with other muscle groups.

I do not define myself by the scale. It's not about being skinny for me. It's about strength and endurance now.

I believe in baby steps to achieve goals and maintain lifelong healthy habits.

I look forward to continue learning from Spark friends and staying active in 2019!

Member Since: 8/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 210,839

My Goals:
Run a 5K in 30 minutes or less.

Increase whole body strength

Maintain weight under 140

2019 Planned Events

You Vs The Year Map My Fitness 1019 km in 2019
Jan 1 Lifetime Commitment Day 5K
Apr 28 Naperville Women's Half Marathon
May 25 Soldier Field 10 miler
Nov 3 Hot Chocolate 15K

**2018 Accomplishment**

Completed the Map My Fitness app 1018 km in 2018
Jan 1 Lifetime Fitness Commitment Day 5K
March 18 - St. Paddy's Day 5K
April 9 - Shake it Off 5K for Parkinson's research
April 22 - Naperville Half Marathon (not ready for this so there will be a lot of walking)
May 6 - Race to Wrigley 5K
May 12 - Quarryman Challenge 10 miler (very hilly)
May 26 - Soldier Field 10 miler
June 9 - Sweetness 5K run
June 23 - Chicago Proud to run 10K
September 9 - Brookfield Zoo 5K
November 4 - Chicago Hot Chocolate 15K
December 8 - Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5K

My Program:
Yoga three days per week

Running twice per week

Two 15-minute brisk walk breaks at work

Various Spark People videos

Elliptical once per week

Strength training 3xs/wk

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  • v SWALLIS7
    Wishing you a wonderful week! 😁
    6 days ago
  • v SEAGLASS1215
    Thank you for the goodie and for thinking of me. It's getting easier...our fur babies sure do leave paw prints on our hearts, don't they?
    Hope you are doing okay!
    7 days ago
    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. I am often contacted by descendants of the crew seeking information about their loved one. The most meaningful was from the family of a radioman killed when one of the ship's "spotter planes" was shot down over France during a recon mission. They never knew exactly what happened and when until they read about it in Dad's diary. Also on the website was a photo of their 19 year old relative standing on the deck and also a picture of the ceremony onboard where he posthumously received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    Dad told me once that no one was interested in looking at his pictures. I think he would be pleased to know people are looking at them now
    14 days ago
    I would be tempted to throw something breakable with all of the delay and confusion for the house title and the divorce should not be this hard. So sorry hope today is better
    18 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog.
    Spark is my touchstone for maintaining a heathy lifestyle
    I really appreciate the support I find here from other sparkers
    19 days ago
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