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Me and my Cooper lounging by the pool 2010 (just before getting pregnant)

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Life as a working mom is full of challenges, most of which I wouldn't change for the world. But sometimes I'd like more time for myself. I exercise when I can. I've had some setbacks when it comes to running, and I fear I will never get back to where I was pre-pregnancy. But I'm definitely stronger in a lot of ways thanks to yoga, and of course to playing with my big, active toddler.

I also try to eat healthy (although I do have a sweet tooth), and have made a concerted effort to cook and eat more vegetables so I can set a good example for my family.

My races:
6/20/09 Kalamazoo Klassic 10K 1:03
5/31/09 Dexter Ann Arbor 5K 29:06 PR
11/26/08 Lansing Turkeyman Trot 5K 32:56
6/13/08 Kalamazoo Klassic 5K 32:11
6/14/07 Kalamazoo Klassic 5K 39:36
4/28/07 Race for the Cure Lansing 41:20

Member Since: 1/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 62,647

My Goals:
-Run a half marathon

-Do more yoga

-Stay active throughout pregnancy and not gain more than 30 lbs! DONE!!!

-Run a 5K in 30 minutes or less. DONE!! 5/31/09 29:06

-Run a 10K. DONE!! 6/20/09 1:03:02

My Program:
-Run 3x a week
-Stretch every day
-Do yoga 2-3x a week
-Watch portion sizes
-Sweets in moderation
-Eat more vegetables!

Personal Information:
I'm a 32 year old higher education professional. I came to MI for college and I never left (I guess I'm a midwesterner at heart). I've been married since 2005 to my awesome husband. We got our first "baby," a rescue basset hound named Cooper, in April 2010. In April 2011, we had our first baby, Graham Douglas.

Other Information:
things I love:
movies, TV, music, reading, relaxing, laughing, sewing, cooking, road trips and of course, exercising

things I love even more:
my son, my husband, my family, my friends

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  • v JENNA-P
    Thank you :) He was born on June 25th at 35 weeks. We are thrilled that he is here and I think sometimes I still don't believe it myself :)
    2870 days ago
    Hey! I'm back to Spark... it's great to see you're still active here! Your son is adorable... my daughter is a not-so-little roly poly baby too :)
    2946 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Just stopping by to say hi. I haven't checked out your page in awhile and I miss hearing from you on the Getting Fit Before Baby page (I'm still there as I'm still TTC #2).
    Your son is adorable!
    3098 days ago
  • v AWOLF24
    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope 2012 is going great for you!
    3121 days ago
    Oops, did I say a half next spring? I meant next year sometime lol. I ran a couple 5ks this summer with my son, but not much other running since I found out I was pregnant. No good reason why not, just empty excuses like "I'm too tired", "I'm too busy", etc. I used to run a 10min/mi pace, but I'm sure I'm much slower than that now, and who knows how far I can run at this point lol. BUT! I will get on the treadmill and see what happens. I started training for a half a few springs ago, too, but after the 8 mile mark I started HATING running, so I stopped. A training partner would really motivate me! Let's keep in touch!! (I'll have to post a pic of our Abby, oh, and I'm only 5'2" which is why you look so much thinner than I do at approx the same weight haha)
    3161 days ago
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