KELLYBEEEEE

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Sept 2007 - Sean took this the weekend after we met. I was near my lowest weight in 10+ years.



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Sean and I were married in San Francisco in August, 2008.



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South Park, San Francisco - the perfect place for our small, low-overhead wedding.


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I'm a 37-year-old living in Minneapolis. I lost 67 lbs between 2002 and 2005, and have spent the time since then gaining and losing the same 20-40 lbs. since then.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1996, and go through years where it's better and worse. I was fortunate that 2001-2008 were relatively good as far as fibro symptoms. I really struggled in 2009 with worsening symptoms, and have been relieved that I was able to set a 28-week 5k training program in 2010 and stick to it.

So, I met this wonderful man in September 2007, when I was at my
For the first time in my life, I am starting to feel confident in who I am and what I can achieve. Sean's love and support means a lot to me, and I wouldn't be at this point in my life without his willingness to get up at 5:30 am to drive me to a race.

Since early 2010, I have run my first 5k and 10k and fought my way through my first half-marathon and marathon. I am also a duathlete, planning to compete in 2 more this year. In 2013, my big "first" will be tackling a triathlon, which is pretty big, considering I didn't learn to swim until 2012.

I'm originally from southern Maine, and lived there for 25 years, and then I relocated to southeastern WI for 8 years. I met Sean, moved to Chicago briefly, and then we moved to Minneapolis in 2008. I adore the Cities, and, out of the bargain, I became a Twins fan in 2009. A 20-game season ticket plan, Target Field's opening, and a fantastic 50th anniversary season by the Twins mean that I will always be a Twins fan, no matter where we live.


Member Since: 2/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 83,064

My Goals:
1st 10K race 1/1/11 - Done!

1st Half-Marathon 06/11 - Done!

1st Duathlon 08/28/11
- Done!

1st Marathon 06/16/12 - Done!

1st Triathlon - planned August 2013


My Program:
Staying w/in calorie range (losing 0.75-1.0 lb per week on average - slow and steady wins the race)

Duathlon Training starting mid-June 2012



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My blog: http:/www.dreamstrivesucceed.com/blog

~Kelly~



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  • v KARVY09
    Thanks for the blog comment and best of luck on your 5K on Saturday! Can't wait to read the race report!
    3891 days ago
  • v THINRONNA
    Thanks for commenting on my blog today...I really appreciate the positive feed back!

    I LOVE your pictures by the way!
    3892 days ago
  • v CARRENK
    Kelly,
    Welcome back to SparkPeople, and especially welcome to the Twins SparkTeam! We're so glad to have you with us. Good luck on your progress.
    Feel free to jump into discussions on the message boards, and let me or Sarah (SARAHF_24) if you have any questions or ideas for the team. We love input!
    Carren
    3905 days ago
  • v THINRONNA
    Hello! I really appreciated your comments on my blog today...I showed it to my husband and he said that your response was increadably thoughtful and kind...he is right...thank you.

    I noticed from your page that you live in Mpls. My family is from MN and I have lived (as an adult) along Loring Park, near Hamline University in St. Paul and then my husband and I bought our first house in Stillwater...as a kid I lived in Bloomington for a bit. My husband is from San Francisco and it looks like you have some ties there too!

    What a small world! Thank you for the friend add, I added you too!
    -Ronna
    3910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2010 8:14:48 AM
  • v MOMMA_GRIZZ
    Hey thanks for stopping by today :D I would love to live near a lake - the water, the birds, the walking....it's going to be great - enjoy!
    4005 days ago
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