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I need the help.
I've gained alot of weight back due to running injuries and general lack of motivation.
I'm back, logging my food, working out when and how I can and looking for motivation and inspiration!

Wanna hit my goals!

Member Since: 9/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 43,757

My Goals:
My Goals:

Lose 50 pounds
Be under 200 pounds
Run a marathon
Do a triathlon
Do at least one "Destination Race" each year
Sub 30 minute 5K
Sub 2:30 half marathon

My Program:
3/5/2011-Mardi Gras Madness 5K -40:22!!!!
3/12/2011-St Patty's Day 5K -47:12!!!!
4/9/2011-Footsteps 5K -39:36!!!!!!
4/17/2011-Down & Dirty Mud Run-1:02!!!
6/5/2011-Love Run 10K-1:22:12
7/4/2011-Independance Day Classic 5K-38:12! PR
8/21/2011-McConnell's 10K-1:16:07 PR!!!
9/3/2011-Disneyland 5K -35:43 PR!!!!!!
10/2/2011-Santa Monica 10K-1:15:09 PR
10/23/2011-Sandy Feet 5K -36:04
11/6/2011-Santa Clarita 5K - 34:42 PR!!!!!
12/4/2011-Rock n Roll Half Marathon..2:59:42
Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29/2012 -2:53:00 PR!
Coronado 10K - 2/12/2012-1:12:54 PR!
SOAR Mardi Gras Madness 5K -3/3/2012 -32:59 PR!!!!
St Patty's Day 5K 3/17/2012- 37:19
Dallas Rock N Roll Half-3/25/2012 2:47:59 PR
Ventura Half to Harbor-4/1/2012-2:44:53 PR!!!!
Hollywood Half-4/7/12 3:00:17
Down and Dirty Mud Run 4/15/2012-55:12
Operation School Bell 5K 5/6/2012 33:19
Laguna Hills Half- 5/28/2012 2:45:05

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�Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?"

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Choose your hard."

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  • v COFFEE_123456
    Hey! How goes your pre-race life? Hope you are relaxing and enjoying the build up to the weekend. Are you a fan of the expos? I deliberately leave my wallet in the car so that I don't buy stuff I don't need...

    It is warming up a bit here on the East Coast... the snow is melting down a bit so the roads should be clear for running soon.

    Will be thinking of you and your race - can't wait to hear how it goes!
    2913 days ago
  • v COFFEE_123456
    Hello - hope your taper is relaxing. Sounds like a great time in life to get out there for a big run! Finishing grad school is big though - congrats. Hope you have some celebration plans in the works too!

    My training was okay this week - the weather didn't cooperate with an outside run though (or perhaps I'm just being a big baby about a little cold air...). I'm not too stressed about it - I just need to let my speed goals go and I know I can do the distance that way. Not like I'm ever a speedy racer, I'm more like a slow-and-steady turtle.

    I'll hold a virtual sign for you on your race day so picture me yelling GO HEATHERSTEW at the top of my lungs right at the top of a hill! Can't wait to hear how things go for you.
    2918 days ago
  • v COFFEE_123456
    Hi Heather Stew,

    Thanks for the song suggestions - I will try them out!

    How was/is your weekend? When do you start to taper for the big marathon? I'm so excited for you!

    Things are busy here but I got some running/cycling in yesterday. I'm worried about my half marathon on the 17th but I'm confident that I'll rally as best I can... I hope I can get some longer runs in this week so that I feel better.
    2921 days ago
  • v COFFEE_123456
    Hey - this is probably much funnier as an 'in person' story but I cracked myself up today when I was running and thought 'hey, I wonder how HEATHERSTEW's training is going'... I was using your Spark name like it is your real first name... okay, so maybe it was only funny to me. It was like someone was thinking of me and saying 'hey, how's coffee_123456?'. Okay, probably still not funny but at the time, I thought it was a riot.

    Anyway, how is your training?

    Your 4 mile chunks make so much sense - great idea.

    I am stuck on the treadmill due to copious amounts of snow and terrible sidewalks... for some reason, I just can't get my brain away from counting every single stride. Today was a little better - I ran for 30 minutes, biked for 20 and then ran a mile. My speed was low but I really just needed to get myself going. I'm happy with what I did!

    This week, I'll force myself back on the treadmill to try to do some intervals. I need to put some new music on my iPod - anything you like to listen to while you run? I'm out of tune ideas.
    2928 days ago
  • v COFFEE_123456
    Wow - 20 miles! That is awesome! How did you feel while you were running? Do you feel consistent and solid or is it hard to maintain the equilibrium? Think it is a mental thing or a physical one? Just trying to figure it all out, not be 20-questions!

    It is excellent that you have the joy when you are on the move... it makes such a huge difference (still looking to get my joy back - the treadmill has me down, I think).

    Hope you had a great weekend!
    2934 days ago
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