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New Progressive Lens Purple Glasses. Officially "that age".



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657 miles now working toward the 1000 mile tee for me.



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E and I before the run. Before the sun. Such a great weekend.


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AWOL SPARKPERSON now trying to do it on her own. Weight gain has ensued, (8 lbs) but athletic goals are still in motion, as is my body. Time has been consumed by work and my old SP goal to spend less time on-line was apparently reached and now I plop on the couch vs. the computer, to watch Reality TV after my gym time. My sleep time is much improved as RTV tends to lull, as does my newfound addiction to reading on my Nook.

I quit tracking every calorie on an app long ago. (ahem)

Happy medium seeking here. Obviously doing it on my own is not highly effective, and winter wields a sword of apathy that strikes through the core (literally) of me.

Hoping to strike that non-addictive chord of balance that works so effectively when all the essences of life are aligned.



Member Since: 5/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 15,364

My Goals:
Complete the Flying Pig Half Marathon on 5.2.10

Run a 5K.
(Goal Met 10.31.09)
Thank You SPARKPEOPLE!

Overcome the pain associated with it.

(Goal Met 10.31.09)


Finish C25K Program and return to my previously scheduled elliptical programming.

(Goal Met 9.30.09)


Incorporate outdoor and treadmill running into my regular mix.

(Goal Met 8.09)

Continue the running.

~~~ONGOING!

Master the calf pain associated with running.

(Considering I couldn't run one solid minute when I began in 8.09, this one is in the books too.)



Be the mistress of my bedtime.
(Get More Sleep)

An ongoing challenge as I am a night owl, but making conscious strides and gains.


EAT MORE PROTEIN.
(11.09)






My Program:
Running. (treadmill and outdoors)

Elliptical trainer.

Mountain Biking. (trail/hills/gravel)

Swimming.

Free-Runner.

Free Weights.

Stretching. Daily.

Weights at gym.


Rest days 1-2 x per week.

Tracking Food and Calories Daily on SP.

Interacting with SP friends daily.

Eating greener and leaner and *mostly* vegan.








Personal Information:
I am a social worker at a Skilled Nursing and Rehab center. This is my first experience in working with the elderly population.

I was a Mental Health Social Worker for 10 years in West Virginia, and then delved into Home Care and Hospice Care when I moved to California. Being a Hospice Social Worker was the first step toward healing after losing my mom to cancer and being on the receiving end of Hospice Care.
I was very active and fit when I lived in southern California. (In line skating, biking, water volleyball,and swimming)

My move to Pennsylvania five years ago, was devastating to my fitness regime as I hadn't been a "gym person" since living in West Virginia. (My Home Sweet Home state)

March 2009, I grew tired of being unfit and fat, and joined a gym.

May 2009, I FOUND SPARKPEOPLE!



Other Information:
Favorite Quote:

"Be Here Now"
Ram Dass




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  • v MOXIE-IN-MOTION
    Thank you for EVERYTHING!

    I am so glad you're still out there and running, I often think about you and wonder if our paths have inadvertantly crossed during any of the races I've run in. The Warrior Dash was awesome beyond belief....and I'm running in the one in June as well, along with some people from my running group. We're in the 11:30 wave.

    If you're on facebook, look up the Breakfast Club Runners. That's who I run with on Saturday mornings. If you or your hubby are ever up early and want to run, you're more than welcome.

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    3196 days ago
  • v IMCONFESSIN
    :)
    3198 days ago
  • v JUDYPOPPINS
    BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall
    of the women who deserve it!

    If you break the chain, nothing will happen... but it's always good to
    know someone thinks you're beautiful inside & out!

    ♥ .•*´¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-
    (. ;.•.♥ Celebrate the beautiful you ♥.•*¨)
    ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-
    ♥ .•*´¨ )
    -:¦:-
    ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
    3237 days ago
  • v CCFIRECRACKER
    You are beautiful, smart, amazing, strong and wonderful! ~pass it on~

    (www.operationbeautiful.com)

    3325 days ago
  • v MOXIE-IN-MOTION
    Wondering if you ran your half yet, and if you did, how it went. Stop on in and share the details if you have a chance. I miss you, your personality and your motivation!
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    3332 days ago
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