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Here's me in my very first 1 mile race. #373. Nice pink pants! Wish my hair stil looked like that:)

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That's me in purpe 5/3/08 my first 1/2 marathon!

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Taking an active posture toward life is important to me. What does that mean? For years, I thought my circumstances dictated much of what I could or couldn't do. There was always something or someone I could blame for the state of my weight, my finances and even my mental state. While it has taken me awhile, a few trips around the mountain, I am finally free to be me. I am free to actively participate in the direction of my life. I realize there are no guarantees, and that life can deal some blows. But, the important thing to me is realizing my worth and my hopes are not hitched to my goals. The goals are have are there to move me toward a life that most closely represents the Jenny I was created to be. When setbacks or tough circumstances come, sure I can get mad or sad, but I can also learn and grow. I'm on here to actively engage in my life's journey. No more posture of just "rolling with the punches" or dealing with the cards I have been dealt. I have a choices and decisions to make. Those choices and decisions will lead to a destination. I want that destination to be a healthy, beautiful, and inspiring destination. My choices must lead me down that path, 5/3/08 First 1/2 Mara complete! 3/29/08 Ran 10 miles under 12 minute mile pace. Almost there... 3/15/08 Ran 9 miles avg pace 12:15 / mile all while a smidge ill. Woohoo. 3/1/08 Ran 6miles. Kept a pace of 12 min/mile! 2/20/08 My new record miles are 4.5 miles. Speediest miles: 2 miles in 20 minutes. Pressing on! 2/14/08 I am currently training for a half marathon that takes place the first wekend in May. I CELEBRATING: A year's worth of emails to my Sparkfriend Michelle. Accountability will keep you in the game! Working out regularly Running over 13 miles. Raising money for charity. Being consistent. Finding spark. Being more and more fit each year even if the scale doesn't always agree. Knowing God is with me every step of the way.

Member Since: 12/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 78,859

My Goals:
182 by 5/20/15

My Program:

Sundays: Total Gym/Mud Run Circuit
Saturdays/Mondays: pilates

Tues, Wed, Th: Walks/Cardio 30plus min

Rest Days: Fridays

Daily Habits:
Watch something motivational.
Review my goals.
Positive Confessions.

Personal Information:
I'm a mom of two boys who are just about ready to fly out of my nest. Married 17's been a journey. We're changing together.
Working on getting my outside and my inside to match. Inside, I'm an athlete. Outside, I'm working on it.

Other Information:
Been on this roller coaster ride a long time. Found that I can be my own little science experiment. It's the best way to view the journey. Rather than pass/fail...the objective is to learn and grow.

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    So glad you joined the One Hour Runner's -10k training team... We hope that this team will help you in reaching your goals!
    take care!

    4641 days ago
    Thanks for you kind comment and words of encouragement - the best of luck to you in '08 as well - I've added you!
    4645 days ago
  • v SMURFETTE0725
    Thanks for adding me as a friend, I've added you too!! All the best to you in reaching your goals ... YOU WILL DO IT!!! And I love what you wrote on your page, "I want to be a runner like my dad!" That really made my heart smile!!
    ♥ Magda ♥
    4656 days ago
  • v FITJEN48
    Thanks. That's so sweet. You look awesome btw. Good for YOU!!!!! Keep up the good work. And I'll keep plugging along too. I like to work out with Kathy Friedrich (sp?) for weights, but haven't done that in probably 6 MONTHS!
    4672 days ago
    2 years of work did well for you. You'll do find.. just find your thing.. Running wil help melt away the pounds/... but don't forget about strength training! You'll do great!!
    4672 days ago
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