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2nd Half 2016 Focus

Build back up to: Run with Heart Rate Monitor Training every other day. I am warming up for 5 minutes then running in zone for 40 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes.

Walk for approximately 5K every other day that I don't run.

Going to Krav Maga minimum of 3 days a week - 2 of those days do their Kick Boxing class (To the best of my ability)

Days of no Kick Boxing Strength Training at home via DVD program.

I would like to see me biking a bit more in addition to the run/walk cardio

Eat cleaner and track every bit of food that enters my mouth.

I will also work on reducing STUFF in my house and life.

I have been running on and off since 1999. I am back at it and have set my goal to become a Lifetime Runner. I was sidetracked in December 2009 when I found out that I had torn my peroneal tendon in my left foot, which required surgery in January 2010. I then returned to running in June of 2010.....

These two sum up my feelings about running:

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement." - Steve Prefontaine

We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. By Alberto Salazar, American marathon
runner and coach

"The real purpose of running isn't to win a race; it's to test the limits of the human heart. " by Bill Bowerman

It takes patience to become the best runner you can be. Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success. - Anthony Famiglietti, two-time Olympian and six-time national champion

Jesse Owens said "We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
� Beverly Sills

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."
� Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.
--Chinese Proverb

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."
� Vincent Lombardi

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."
� Lily Tomlin

"A woman's wisdom is passed from one generation to the next. Today is a good day to reflect on the wisdom you've received and the wisdom you have to share with others."

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
� Samuel Beckett

"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life � learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
� Robert Fulghum

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be."
� Groucho Marx

Member Since: 7/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 223,741

My Goals:
I want to get back to my goal weight and become healthy and fit. After getting to my goal weight, maintain it within +/- 3 pounds. I want to be a lifetime runner. I also want to be around this world for a long time to come.

Simple enough goals, but sometimes it is so difficult to reach and maintain.

My goals for 2016
1. Get back to running as I am dealing with bilateral achilles tendonitis. Strive to be smart in my running and fitness choices.
2. Decrease my body fat, by increasing my lean muscle. Be consistent with a strength training program - including weights and resistance training.
3. Declutter my home by working a minimum of 30 minutes each day around my house. Keeping those items I love or need. Empty Space is freedom.
4, Reduce my purchasing to only those things that are truly needed or replacing broken/used up items. I do NOT need to be a consumer constantly.
5. Add major cross-training to my exercise schedule. I need to schedule workout.
6. Get my horomon

My Program:
I figured I had better begin my spark page. I started at Spark people back in early 2008. I forgot about it, and rejoined after gaining 25 pounds, when I had a frozen shoulder. I reached my goal weight +/- 3 pounds of 120 in mid-August of 2009.

Maintain weight of 123+/- 3 pounds.

Personal Information:

Other Information:
I love to read books. Almost any fictional type genre also now I am reading lots of training and running books. I am also working on trying to simplify my life.
2016 Statistics
5K - 29:07 Belleair 5K Sunset Run
2014 Statistics
2 Triathlons - baby and a super sprint
Last Marathon
EVER - Big Sur
Changed gait - not finding speed.

2013 Statistics
Current 10K Armadillo 10K 59:55
Current Half Marathon PR 2:12:14 Lighthouse Loop
Current Marathon A1A 5:31:37

2012 Statistics
Current 5K PR 28:43.6
Half Marathon PR 2:12:47

2011 Statistics
*5K PR 30:16
*10K PR 1:00:18
*Half Marathon PR

2010 Statistics (Only 6 months of running-after 6 months off for tendon surgery)
*5K PR 32:27
*10K PR 1:07:56
*Half PR 2:20:24

2009 Statistics
*Current 5K PR 30:06.0
*Current 10K PR 1:01:08

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