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Hello! I'm 56, and have really benefited from joining Spark. When I first found Spark in September 2006, I was sedentary and miserable. After a few months of reading posts, I started running and since then,, I've raced in an awful lot of 5k road races... However life throws out challenges and thanks to doing volunteer work, I've been pressed for time for the last 10 years... and as a result, my running schedule has suffered... and (shudder!) I've gained weight. Adopting a pekingese has just added to my problems! So... I had to get creative. I just bought a trike and now the dog and I roll down the street and that daily walk is a real workout now.. plus I get to sit! I belong to a 24 hr gym, but the trike is the BEST thing I have ever done for myself!!!!!! But the morning ride hasn't been enough. I've missed running. A month ago, I decided to purchase a dog jogging stroller and now, finally I have no excuses. I'm a runner again and life is GREAT!

In the past, I've raced in...

Running With The Dawgs 5k, 5/26/08
Celebrate Clayton 5k Run, 4/28/07
Shamrock and Roll Road Race 3/16/08
2007 Greenville Candlelight 5k 6/23/07
Virginia Highland Xmas 5k Road Race 12/22/08
Spring Water Run 8/25/07
A-C-C 4-H 5k Race (summertime 2007?)
Trot For Tots (February 2007?)
St. Joe's Jog 5k 2/16/08
HSBC 10k August 2007
Stars and Stripes 5/24/07
Great Day Of Service 5k 6/16/07
Jack O�Lantern Jog 10/28/07
Halloween Moonlight Run 10/27/07
Granite Bowl 5k Midnight Stroll 1/5/07 and 1/4/08... A repeater!
Stampede for Hope 2/3/07
Little River Bridge 8k 3/29/08
Jan 1-�3RD ANNUAL NEW YEARS AT NOON 5K
JANUARY 3, 2009 5th ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
HALF MARATHON AND 5K,
The INAUGURAL HOMES FOR PEOPLE and PETS 5K
Joshua Reeves Memorial 5K
Hospitality Highway Century���July 12 (bike ride!)
09/04/2009 - The Peoples Bank 32nd Annual Midnight Flight -
Willie's 5k Winter Wonder Run Dec 5, 2009.

I haven't listed any 5ks in the last few years, but I'm still doing them. They keep me motivated.
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Member Since: 9/21/2006

Fitness Minutes: 19,494

My Goals:
To partner up with my little pekingese and keep riding that trike!

To keep running with the peke and the dog jogging stroller

To clean up my diet

Keep doing strength training.

Use the rower and the elliptical at the gym











My Program:
Running, running, running. I know of every 5k in the Ga/SC area...

Cycling! Triking! The Elliptical! The gym! The jogging stroller!

My new gym!

Walking the dogs!






Personal Information:
My name is Margaret. I''m 56, and am from Georgia. I am interested in running, books, cycling, cats, dogs, and... whatever's right around the corner.


Other Information:

I am a raging coffeeholic.




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  • v TANIBEAR
    Hi there Sparkie...just want to wish you well your journey to fitness...you have stumbled on the right place that is for sure...we all want to see you in the Sparklight of success here so the encouragement is abundant.....I have one question for you...in your comment on the writers team, what is subbing???? Didnt want to sound foolish but wouldnt mind taking a crack at it if it helps my own writing......well take care and live life fully Tanibear
    5111 days ago
  • v MARGARETONEAL
    Thanks so much for the warm welcome Zeern3! This morning I was trying to get ready
    for work and I noticed the Bookworm club and had to sign up! I was so excited to find
    y'all! I look forward to getting to know the group.

    Today is the first day that I've had time to check out the site. I LOVE the foodtracker! It's
    made me rethink dinner... AHEM, since I blew lunch lol. That never would have happened
    on my own!

    Looking forward to getting to know you and swapping book reviews!
    5111 days ago
  • v ZEERN3
    Hi, Margaret! I just stopped in to welcome you to the Spark Bookworms team! We have a very active group of readers -- of all different genres -- so stop by the forums and let us know what you're reading these days. I'm sure you'll pick up some great recommendations!

    I've been here with SparkPeople since February this year. I love this place! It has been tremendous for me! The people are supportive, encouraging and nonjudgmental. The articles and the experts are awesome. But my favorite tool is the Food Tracker! It really keeps me "on track" with my calorie intake! I hope you find this place as terrific as I have!
    5111 days ago
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