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I'm Christine; the can in my name refers to Canada, but it works for CAN DO, too! I've passed the milestone of 60 and want to be in great shape to meet my senior years (which I cannot believe are looming). I have been on South Beach for several months so have already dropped some of the weight that needs to go. I bought The Spark and am quite surprised that it had so much to offer despite my having been active here for awhile.

Member Since: 7/14/2010

Fitness Minutes: 17,804

My Goals:
I will be happy to get into the 150's though my bmi would like to see me at 137. Too bad! My goal is to run under a 12 minute mile and I am at 11:10 right now. ACCOMPLISHED!

Both of these are accomplished. When I do a 5K, all 3 miles are at 11:15 usually. I need to think about where my weight should end up.

December 2010

I have eased off on the mile time making it enjoyable rather than a competition and have settled on 152 as a new mini-goal.

My Program:
I'm essentially following South Beach and it's been working for me. I run intervals and lift a little.

I have added stationary bike to the between run days

Personal Information:
As above, I'm a proud Canadian, though I'm less proud of our winters and head to Florida for the worst of them. I'm a former teacher, former writer and former just about everything else from my early days.

Other Information:
We are retired; our children are grown; we hae two granddaughters born in January and April nearly three years ago. In the meantime, we have the quiet life of snowbirds!

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    3084 days ago
    Thank you for the compliment. I am glad you enjoyed reading my blog. Great job increasing your running speed!
    3099 days ago
  • v SOPHIEDO13
    Thank you for stopping by and giving your condolences regarding the loss of my pet Katie.
    3117 days ago
  • v STRIVER57
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. yeah, the truth would have been nice. someone pointed out on a running team list that I was expecting her to act like a friend, and I think that's true and that's where the hurt comes from. of course, she acted like a friend when I was healthy -- part of her marketing persona, i guess. I think i don't need or a personal running coach anymore.
    3125 days ago
    Hi Christine!! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I've added you back so we can plunder around the site together . . yeah!! I've been a member of the bad girl club for the last year. Too much eating out and such . . I'm finding it really hard to get back into the groove but I really want too. My DH has type 2 diabetes and we can both eat the same things with success. I just need to get my attitude adjusted again.

    Congrats on the new granddaughter. I have only one granddaughter and 8 grandsons. I'll be 60 1/1/13. It's unbelievable . ..
    3137 days ago
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