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Tank and me at the Pineland Farms Canicross last year!

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I've been away for a while but thought I should pop back in and update my status! Life is good...and way too short for me to be SO hard on myself. SO....

Christmas Day 2006, I joined Sparkpeople with 135 lbs on this 5ft tall frame. I originally lost 25 lbs with a very strict focus on nutrition and exercise. Most of it has slowly come back but I'm staying pretty steady weight-wise, hanging around 130 lbs...and that is just a number anyway. I haven't had the determination to stay so strictly focused on nutrition and it seems I've become stagnant in some ways with regard to exercise.

Hubby and I have had some changes to our furry family...we lost some kittos and gained a pup...and so the world has changed forever, LOL.

2016 was a pretty quiet year of racing...did some 5Ks and some Canicross with our older pup, The Tank. It's been fun!

I'm working on my 2017 race training plan now...got a couple 5Ks on the board, as well as a long relay in June and Tri for a Cure in July!

'Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memory of a past failure. Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look, or an event that led us to believe that success was beyond our grasp.' ~John Bingham

'Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish which so trumps Did Not Start.' ~Unknown

'The challenge in running is not to aim at doing the things no one else has done, but to keep doing things anyone could do—but most never will.' ~Joe Henderson

'Have a dream. Make a plan. Go for it. You'll get there, I promise.' ~Zoe Koplowitz, Achilles Track Club member with multiple sclerosis who required 24 hours on crutches but finished the 1993 New York City Marathon

'Road runners are lean and skinny; trail runners can crush road runners with their calves and power up mountains with their glutes.'~Karen Gross email

'You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward or uncomfortable when you try something new.'~Unknown

'The true measure of an Individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good.' ~Ann Landers

'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.' ~Mahatma Gandhi

'What people say about you is more a reflection of what is in their hearts than what is in yours.' ~Lady Donkey

'What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.' ~Samuel Johnson (thanks Lori)

'Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Maintaining is hard. Pick your hard.' ~Unknown

'Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.' ~ GEN George S. Patton, 1912 Olympian

'Nobody grows old by merely
living a number of years.
People grow old only by
deserting their ideals.
You are as young as your faith,
as old as your doubts;
as young as your
as old as your fear;
as young as your hope,
as old as your despair.'
~GEN Douglas MacArthur

'True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.'
~ Arthur Ashe

'Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.'
~Maya Angelou

Member Since: 12/16/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,893

My Goals:
~Stay below my 'max' weight for the military-met Spring 07, maintained Fall 14.

~Score 300 on my PT test-last accomplished in May13, but have hung right below 300 missing my run max by seconds.

~Manage my sweet tooth and be more mindful about what goes in my mouth-constant battle!

~Work to lower LDL, ARGH-darn genetics.

~Shake up my exercise/eating program.

~Return to range of 125-128, and focus on strength training as well as running.

My Program:
I'm generally not a very regimented person at home, as work can be quite structured so my program is not strictly metered. I should probably return to using both nutrition and exercise here on the Spark as I found them both very useful for accountability. Always looking for ways to improve cardio intensity and time, try different fitness avenues, add more variety to strength training, eat less overall and munch on healthier sweets.

Personal Information:
I'm a non-Native Mainer married to a Native...my husband and I share our living space with a pair of felines and a pair of Labrador Retrievers...we're homebodies and wouldn't live our life any other way.

Other Information:
Love all kinds of books and music...always looking for new yummy healthy sweet stuff to try...

From a NIKE ad-
and that's a compliment
because they are strong
and toned
and muscular
and though they are unwelcome
in the petite section
they are cheered on in marathons
fifty years from now
I'll bounce a grandchild on my thunder thighs
and then I'll go out for a run.
Just Do It.'

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    emoticon on being the motivator of the day.... I just popped back on here as well... We must be in the same wavelength

    1625 days ago
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    emoticon The Motivator of the Day.

    Looks like it has been a long while since someone posted on your page, so I'm here to say how you are doing well.
    1625 days ago
    emoticon Congrats on being Motivator of the Day! emoticon
    1625 days ago
    emoticon on being the Spark Motivator of the Day!
    1625 days ago
    Hello, dear Tika. I was wondering if you were still using SP. I like your new photos! Very inspirational. emoticon

    I am feeling much better indeed but still have to limit my physical activities to low impact, so no more running for me... emoticon That was something it took me a long time to admit. I still haven't found something that I would like as much except for Hiking but the weather right now is not too favorable to that... I can't wait for the snow to come for the family has planned to give Snow Shoeing a try. Have you ever done that?

    I had to give up Karate after my shoulder surgery because it is still weak and making cracking noises at times... I am still looking for something I can sustain consistently without being hurt. Getting old(er) you know... emoticon

    Keep up the good work and inspiring people. emoticon
    2475 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2014 11:32:27 AM
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