KEEPITUP4LIFE
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Playing with my granddaughter Liva in Denmark July 2019


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I returned to Spark People in 2014 after two failed attempts previously. I was then able to gain success and have been in maintenance mode since 2017.

Ran my first race at the age of 63 in 2015 which was a half marathon and absolutely loved running. Hip arthritis and a fall which caused a serious injury has prevented me from running anymore however I do love to power walk and am able to go at a 15 min mile pace.

Distance power walking is what I love the most and I love to get a good 15k in when I am no in pain. Sometimes my fibromyalgia rears its ugly head as well as the pain of plantar fasciitis in both my feet that can prevent me from going the distance. In spite of the setbacks, I refuse to let it stop me. I do what my body allows for now while I am healing and continue to look for the day I can once again get out for a 15k and feel great afterwards.



Member Since: 6/24/2014

Fitness Minutes: 82,960

My Goals:
To keep my BMI in the healthy range
To reduce waist and hip size until my pants fits comfortably
To stay positive and focussed on the end results
** more goals to set as these ones are established and fulfilled **





My Program:
daily cardio for a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days per week
strength training 3 times week for a minimum of 20 minutes each session
consume 3 healthy meals daily
consume 8 cups water daily



Personal Information:
My name is Susan and I am 67 years young. I am a wife of 42 years to my husband Brian and mother to Lee-Anne, Daniel and Sarah and to my beloved son Ryan who passed away in 2017. I have 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

I have been retired from my nursing career for several years now and both my husband and I enjoy spending time helping to take care of our great granddaughter, travelling abroad. I love power walking and am a retired half marathon runner due to physical injuries that curtail running any longer. I love to power walk (10 miles a day when possible) but have been curtailed with this for several months due to plantar fasciitis in both of my feet. I am working and getting them healed so I can get back to my passion of distance walking.



Other Information:
When I was in high school 1966-1970 I was on the gymnastics team so every year on my birthday I stand on my head to prove that I still have it!




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  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Susan, I have thought of you many times since we last corresponded, so I was glad to get your message. I had been thinking about you and your mother, but not wanting to impose by sending messages. I pray that she is peaceful and pain-free in her final days, surrounded by so many people who love her.

    I'm looking forward to staying in touch. A lot's been going on here as well, which I'll write to you about as soon as I get out of this turbulence.

    Take care
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    111 days ago
  • v VERNAJ3
    Susan, just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you (Several times a day actually) I pray you have many good days with your mom yet. Do take care of yourself as you go through these difficult days.
    179 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Susan, I know how busy you are, but I hope it's all the good kind of busy. Just wanted to let you know that I think of you often, my dear.
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    204 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Hi, Susan! Thinking of you today. I haven't been able to spend much time online in the past couple of weeks but hoping to reconnect asap. I hope you're doing well.
    Love, Carolyn
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    221 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Susan, I just saw the news about your ailing animals. I'm so sorry they and you are having to go through this. We thought we were going to lose Joey back in December, but he has made a full recovery, except for loss of sight in one eye. I hope your precious animals are soon on the mend and everything is back to normal.

    Take care of yourself, too, my dear.
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    228 days ago
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