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My second half marathon, with my brother.

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MS Mud Run 2011. I'm the one in the middle, with my eyes closed...DOH!

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My Saturday running pals - Raleigh Galloway

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For 2011, I want to reinvent myself or rather, reinvent my thinking. No more waiting UNTIL to do things I've been waiting to do. No more CAN'Ts. No more HAVE TOs. Only WANT TOs and GET TOs. I want to be an overall happier person and I'm determined to finally hit my goal weight this year. I know it's possible because I've seen countless other people do it in the same (or less) time, I just have to keep my eye on the prize and make it happen one step at a time.

Member Since: 6/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,053

My Goals:
1. Lose weight so that instead of being camera shy, I'm actually glad to be photographed.
2. Be able to wear a bathing suit in public and be proud of my body
3. Gain confidence and self-esteem that has been gone for too long.
4. Go from Obese to Overweight (158 lbs) - Done! 8/20/2011
5. Go from Overweight to Normal (132 lbs)
6. Hit goal weight - between 115 and 132. I'll know what it is when I feel smoking hot :)

My Program:
I'm doing the Galloway Running program in my area to train for my two half marathons this Fall. Currently taking swimming lessons to get comfortable in the water again so that maybe next year I can sign up for a sprint triathlon!

Personal Information:
Originally from Hershey, PA (no wonder I like sweets so much) but have been living in North Carolina since 2007.

"Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there."

-Josh Billings

"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running."

-Sarah Condor

Other Information:
Planned Races:

11.13.11 OBX Half Marathon
3.18.12 Tobacco Road Half Marathon

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    Hi Vanessa! HEE HAW!! Let's round up the Ninjas and aim for perfect participation for this challenge. We are Ninjas -- we can do it! Yippy Aye Aye!!!!

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    3291 days ago
    Hi Vanessa. I am for sure running the 13.1 Miami Beach half marathon in March 2012. I was initially to sign up and run the ING half marathon in January....still might do it if there is room. I love running so I may do both.

    My background picture is from my 10k trail run in April. I had so much fun. I will definitely do another one....I even went out and bought trails shoes for the race. They got "broken in" right away (had to jump down into knee high water to continue the race) within the first ten minutes of the race. LOL!!!!

    3294 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2011 5:43:34 PM
  • v ROBYN168
    Thanks for the Galloway tip. I do use his method in my training - and I can honestly say if I was a single gal, with only myself to think about - the distances wouldn't be so bad....

    It's just that trying to function full throttle after those long ones with the kids.....not easy!

    Just noticed you have a lot of halfs planned for the remainder of the year - I give you a lot of credit.
    3301 days ago
  • v CARYNW
    Congrats on the mud run, that looks like a BLAST! Wow, if you are doing the current Galloway group, I probably passed you 2 weeks back. My RB and I were out on the greenways that weekend when it rained most of Sat morning, and we passed about 5 or 6 Galloway Groups.. I'll bet you were in one of them! I'll have to shout out for you next time!
    3310 days ago
  • v ROBYN168
    I'm so excited about the puppy!!!! The boys have wanted a dog forever - but I haven't been ready - this little girl melted my heart!
    3317 days ago
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