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Running toward the finish line at the River City Marathon....goal achieved! Thank you GOD and SP!

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Mine is a pretty typical story...yo yo dieter....finally found the Spark in 2008, and over time went from donut eating doubles tennis player to marathon runner and learned how to eat better and smarter....

Then post-marathon, injuries mounted up, and I started eating like a madman...for over a year. Gained back just about every pound I lost. Sound familiar? Started detesting running because it wasn't comfortable or natural anymore. Sigh...big SIGH actually.

But I didn't give up....while my eating was and is not where it needs to be, I kept on running and going to the gym...

And while my eating habits still aren't great, my running habits are and my weight is gradually coming off...I run at a minimum 30 miles each week....

Running liberates me from the mess that life throws at me and from the mess I add to my life....running helps me grow as a person...running helps me build community with my fellow runners...

Truly, when I run, I soar...and I am someone who didn't like to run for the sake of running. Why would anyone do that to themselves? Pound their bodies that way? Why? Because it shapes us, molds us and helps define us!

Why do we run? Because we are runners and it is what we do.

And surely, if I can do it, why not you? WHY NOT? YOU CAN! You really really can!

Member Since: 10/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 92,520

My Goals:
Goal weight - 180 (in progress)

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strength training

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Daddy (3 kids)
Spark person
Sometimes serious and sometimes working with less than a full deck

Love nature, photography, did I mention running? Yeah, that, too!

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God made us special...and I think as long as we are spending time on this big blue ball, it is never too late to find out what "special" means...for you....but for others, too!

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  • v LJA2003
    Thanks so much for the welcome! :)
    4385 days ago
  • v no profile image TRS4ECE
    emoticon Thanks for being the first to comment on my SparkPage! One of the ideas that has been popping up recently has been that of The Law of Attraction which basically states that you attract into your life whatever you think about. So if I say that I am miserable and only on a diet because I look fat then I will be miserable and on a diet because I look fat. However, if I say that I am making positive lifestyle changes to become more healthy and gain more energy then it will be so by my mindset and the actions that I will naturally take. As I see that you're already just about halfway across that tennis court, it's clear that you've already got the healthier living figured out. Best wishes to getting the rest of the way!
    4387 days ago
  • v ITSMEE1970
    Thanks for your encouragement. I'm just going to do a little tweaking to the plan as prescribed by the trainer and we will see what happens!
    4387 days ago
    Welcome to the Community Team!
    4393 days ago
    emoticon emoticon to CT.
    4393 days ago
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