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Although I want to lose a few pounds, my main goal is to be healthy. I have always said I will not grow old gracefully, I will fight it every step of the way. I want to feel young physically and mentally as long as I can. Also I want to prevent as many health related issues as possible. The only way I know how to do that is through a healthy lifestyle, so that is what motivates me!

Although I had run some before, I got serious in the spring of 2012. I wanted to run a 5k, that was the goal. My goals have only got bigger from there! Now I'm hooked and proud to call myself a runner. My ultimate goal is to run the Chicago Marathon!

In November of 2014 I had my first running injury, a fracture in my left foot. This left me unable to run until spring. It was a very tough time for me, and I gave up on my goals for quite a while.

I'm trying to get back in shape, and feel like I'm starting from square one as a runner. It will take some time, but I would like to run another 10k in the fall of 2017.

My running stats:

2012 Races:
9/15 Apple Festival Road Race 5k --- 35.39 minutes
10/7 Middlebury Walks for a Cure 5k ---- 33.18 minutes
11/22 Turkey Stampede 5k----37.20 minutes

2013 Races
8/3 The Color Run (Grand Rapids, MI)
8/17 Warrior Dash (Crawfordsville, IN)
11/28 Turkey Stampede 10k

2014 Races
5/31 Sunburst 10k
6/7 Foam Fest (Chicago, IL)

2016 Races
11/24 Turkey Stampede 5K

2017 Races
4/28 Night Wine at the Line 5K (Fort Wayne, IN)

Member Since: 12/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 78,165

My Goals:
-Continue running at least 3 times per week
-Cross train at least once per week
-Focus on eating healthy at every meal .
-Drink 8 or more glasses of water each day.
-Continue to work on getting 8 hours of sleep each day.
-Try one new healthy receipe each month.

My Program:
-Drink 64 oz. or more of water each day.
-Limit added sugar to 25 grams per day.
-Run 3 times per week, vary the location when possible.
-Schedule exercise, let others know I will not be available on those days. Work out at home if unable to get to gym.
-Stay active on SP to keep my motivation up.

Personal Information:
I currently live in northern Indiana

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My favorite cardio:
raquette ball
aerobics (kickboxing & dance type classes are the best)

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