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My Motivation - Christmas 2007

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Myrtle Beach 1/2 marathon finish

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My Mom and I before the Myrtle Beach 1/2 marathon 2/16/08

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October 07 I began the dreaded and long over due process of getting back in shape after having two children (with almost 4 yrs between them). My husband and I joined a gym and are getting help from a personal trainer as well to stay focused and achieve our goals. We're striving to get in shape and eat healthier.

I completed my first 1/2 marathon in Feb 08 in under 3 hours. It was an incredible experience that I will always remember. I am so proud of my husband and mom for doing it with me and finishing in pretty good time too. I'm totally hooked. Now I'm training to better my time and do a few more races this year.

2008 Races:
Feb 16, Myrtle Beach 1/2 marathon (my first!) 2:58:48
April 5, Raleigh Rocks 1/2 marathon 2:43;56
May 3, Komen Race for the Cure 5K
July 4, Peachtree Road Race 10K - staying with my family and supporting my sister rather than pushing for a goal time was just as fulfilling.

Looking for a good race this fall to keep moving forward.

"When the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change, you change." - Finally a concise explanation of why I'm getting in shape.

Member Since: 11/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,646

My Goals:
Summary -
1. Get in Better Shape
2. Return to pre-children weight (145lbs.)
3. Complete half marathon Feb 2008

My Program:
Cardio 3-4 times per week (running, bike, elliptical, mostly running)
Weights 2-3 times per week
Legs 2x per week (I have weak knees/ankles so I'm constantly working to strengthen the muscles around them.

Personal Information:
Grew up in Atlanta, went to Univ of Georgia for undergrad and am finishing up my PhD in Human Genetics at Wake Forest Univ. in Winston Salem, NC. Looking for a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics (genetic testing).

Other Information:
My friends inspire me (especially Caitrin and Stanton) and motivate me to keep working towards my goals.

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    Noticed you will be doing OBX half this weekend. I have run it since it started and love it. Looks like we will have good weather for the run. Best part-the crowds and neighborhoods are fun.
    4644 days ago
  • v no profile image JAXIE98
    i ran across you on a message board...

    congrats on the half marathon!!!!

    i'm a first 5k is at the end of april...
    i was poking around the board to read about some others who are running for motivation...

    found it!

    keep up the fantastic work!
    4874 days ago
    Hey Megan. Glad to have a leader for our Winston-Salem Sparkers team. I hike regularly on weekends at Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock, so if anyone wants to join in I'd be glad to have the company.
    4888 days ago
  • v KRISTINA7799
    Megan, congrats on your first 1/2 marathon! My sister and I walked it in 7 hours 53 minutes... my first full marathon. You had an awesome time! I'm also in Winston Salem, so nice to "meet" you!
    4892 days ago
    thanks for adding me as a friend and thanks for the smiley face..I am glad that I could be of some help to you.congrats on your first half - awesome job! Keep me posted on how you are doing. Wish I had time to post on the HM team boards more often..
    4899 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2008 2:15:56 PM
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