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Well, 2017 was an interesting year. It started off with me in much pain with my Trigeminal Neuralgia. But, after undergoing a procedure to eliminate that pain, things have been better. I met my goal to run the Hartford Marathon and almost made my goal of losing 15 pounds. New goals this year will be to run Philly Marathon in November, lose 10 pounds by the end of the year (to finally put me at my ideal weight) and to work on strength training 3 times a week.

I realize i need the training to be able to run faster and I need to run faster if I am to beat my last years marathon time.

I felt honored this year that the SP bloggers were inspired by my blog about my marathon and my achievements with my weight loss that they did a member spotlight on me. This link is in one of my blogs if anyone is interested in reading it. I hope that it will inspire others.

I am looking forward to a really great 2018!!

Member Since: 3/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,589

My Goals:
Setting small goals this year.

Goal 1: Lose 10 pounds by the end of the year.

Goal 2: Run Philly Marathon in November.

My Program:
Cardio: Running 5 times a week making increases to meet goals to run a marathon.

Eating: Min 8 glasses of water a day, making sure I have minimum of 5 servings of fruit and veggies a day.

Strength Train: Work on my strength training 3 days a week

Personal Information:
Happily married for 36 years.

Three fabulous kids, 30, 27 & 22

Other Information:
Love gardening and crocheting.

Favorite Quote:
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everybody would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." - Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dougan in A League of their Own

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    haqvent heard from you in awhile hope all is well hugs
    1483 days ago
  • v AKELAZ
    emoticon HEY! How're you doing? Feel bad that I've neglected you so much - I've been struggling here and almost everywhere else but I feel better and more optimistic now and hope to behave a bit more normally - HUH! Hear my friends in Brighton laughing at that - 'normal' is not my middle name! As you know I'm really happy your procedure has helped you so much and that you're running again. Hope you can put your bad times behind you and take part in the marathon this year.
    emoticon for comments on my feeds - truly appreciate your encouragement.
    All the best, dear friend. Sending you BIG emoticon loadsa XS
    1497 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    I am doing great....thanks for asking. So happy to hear about how great you are feeling!! emoticon I have been taking that serrapeptase and it has really been helping my osteoarthritis...I actually was able to take stairs up last night and used both legs. My left knee is the worst and I have to favor it a lot, but was able to just keep it going up the stairs! I swear that is a miracle pill...even my sinuses are better, haven't had to use pain pills that much or antihistamines for my allergies! Amazing! It helps many dissolves plaque, anything that is non living tissue in your body or calcium deposits, scar tissue.
    Really excited about this product! Going to order more this weekend off Amazon...called Doctor's Best, if you are interested. Yes, it is blistering hot down here now, so our evening walks are better, but still hot.
    Have a good rest of the weekend! Keep moving! Be careful! emoticon
    1514 days ago
  • v AKELAZ
    Hope your weather is better soon and you can get outside - today we've had sunshine followed by snow (!!) and now the sun's out again. Bizarre huh? Happy to hear you're well enough to fret about not exercising outdoors.
    Sending emoticon and emoticon
    1518 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2017 9:15:55 AM
    Thank you for stopping by my page. We do need to get a walk going. Can't wait!
    1525 days ago
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