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2014 not sure where the year went but gonna be different this year. I have signed up for lots of races but mostly small ones. No more full marathons for awhile. Going back to gym and even got a trainer. Ready to rock a bikini this year.
2013... Starting the year back up in weight so time to get serious
2012 This year I am going to focus on my diet.
I need to think about being on a diet. I have never been on one.
I am also going to cook out of 52 cookbooks this year. 1 for every week of the year and blog about them.
In the two years on Sparks I have gone from learning to run a mile to running a marathon. Now I need to work on the weight part.

Me in a nutshell: Stay-at-home busy PTA, soccer mom to 2 kids ages 8 and 6. Moved to the states from Europe in time for kids to start Kindergarten. I have never had a problem with my weight until I had kids then I got too lazy and too busy to bother with anything then realized my size 14 was the largest size in the store.
5.11 Williamsburg HM (sick) 2:38
5/11 Avenue of the Giants Marathon 4:58
4/11 Parkway 10 miler 1:39
3/11 Shamrock HM 2:19
10/10 Army 10 miler 1:59 ran with friend
10/10 Lower Potomac 10 miler 1:29
9/10 Akron OH HM 2:27
9/10 Wilson Bridge HM 2:29
8/10 Run A Muck 4 mile boot camp 45min

6/10 Annapolis HM 2:32 in 90 degree temps

5/10 Capital Hill Classic 10K 1:02

4/10 GW Parkway Classic 10 miles 1:49 ran w/my BFF who had never done a race.

4/10 Cherry Blossom 10 miler 1:47 with a 10:23 avg pace

11/09 Ran 5 mile Turkey Trot 50:18 (Never ran that far before)
I was scared to run that far but now I know I can do it.

10/09 Ran 1st 5K in 29:50 minutes
That is the fastest I have run 3 miles.

8/09 Decided to start running
6/09 Finally got a digital scale. That means I am serious.
I started out with just getting off the couch. I took the dog for walks. Then I added exercises while doing laundry.

Next step was buying some DVDs.

Next step was joining a gym and getting a trainer so I know what to do. I had never been to a gym.

Now I have learned about calories It has taken me 35 years to learn how many calories are in a pound.
2/15/09 Start at 175
5/1/09: 167.8, BMI 37.0
5/9/09 167.6 BMI 36.5
6/13/09 164.8 but 37BMI. I don't get it
6/20/09 163.8
7/11/09 162.6 BMI 35.5
8/1/09 159.5 BMI 31.5
9/11/09 158.2 BMI 32.4
12/4/09 154.2
5/10 150
9/10 154

Member Since: 2/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 33,299

My Goals:
This year I plan on doing another marathon but my goal is for it to not overtake my life like the last one. Healthy Balance

My Program:
2012 Races:

March: R&R DC
April: Parkway Classic
Sept: R&R VA Beach
Oct: Marine Corp
Nov: Turkey Trot Del Ray
Dec: Hot Chocolate

Personal Information:
I live just outside DC on George Washington's property with my 2 kids, husband and my fuzzy dog.

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Pain is inevidable but suffering is optional

William James "Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction."

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    Hi Jillian! That particular workout that I mentioned in my blog is from one of the Garmin training plans that you can download for FREE from Garmin Connect. They have plans for every distance from 5k to marathon and then they have three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, and you can usually select either heart-rate based or regular (miles or time). Once you download the training plan you can add it to your calendar and then sync with your watch and it will be on your watch ready to go. :-) As I mentioned, they don't pre-populate the paces though since those are different for each individual so you would just need to go into each workout and add your paces (or not...as you can see I haven't! LOL).

    I know that using the other features on the Garmin can seem daunting as it is so much easier to just push start and then GO...but it really isn't that hard and it does keep you accountable to a specific pace which is so helpful especially if you are training for a specific time goal. I've also found it is super helpful in keeping me from pushing too hard on days that are supposed to be easy.

    If you have any questions, let me know as I'm sure I could help walk you through it if you want to use either the pre-programmed training plans or input your own (I've done it both ways).
    2708 days ago
    Do you remember my guns? They were pretty great. Now they are covered up in fat! But some day, SOME DAY, I will have them back. emoticon By this summer. emoticon
    2719 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend! I hope you don't mind that I have added you to my friends.
    2738 days ago
    Thanks for giving me suggestions for how to restart my program. I took out a medium sized calendar my mom had given me for xmas, and wrote down my exercise plans for the week as well as things that needed to get done for work. Writing down when I would accomplish my work tasks took away a lot of stress. I'm going to work on writing down my meal plan today, too. Great advice.
    2738 days ago
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    emoticon for stopping by to laugh at winter with me on my Winter is Snow Fun Part I & II blogs!

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