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My first half-marathon for time (not just for fun), October 2015.

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Oubache is the Native American word for the Wabash, a river that runs near our home and that I see every day. Some days the river runs fast, and others it's a bit lazier. It can be calm and serene, or swift and exciting. The Wabash changes every day. Like the river, I am changing every day as I try to live a healthier life. Some days I'm quiet, some days I'm in a rush, but I'm always moving forward. That is why I chose the screen name Oubache.

I have been struggling with my weight for years. It seems I always need to lose 15 or 20 pounds. I'm a very active person, and do my best to eat healthy meals, but the weight never comes off very quickly. Therefore, I try to focus on being healthy, but there will always be a skinny girl in me trying to get out.

Member Since: 6/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,494

My Goals:
My goal is to finally figure out what it takes to get this weight off and then KEEP it off. I love running but I love food, especially sweets, so finding balance and learning how to fuel this body correctly remains a challenge for me.

My Program:
I have been running for about 4 years now and love it. I run with a group at a local running store 2 or 3 times per week. I've run over 30 5Ks and three half-marathons. I really enjoy the challenge and how great I feel after a run.

Personal Information:
My name is Jennifer and I live in north central Indiana. I enjoy being outside, gardening and working in the yard. I especially enjoy herb gardening and growing heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables.

Other Information:
I enjoy my pets, reading, genealogy, travel, gardening, and, of course, running. My husband and I have 2 grown daughters.

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    Thank you so much for your support on my food/gardening blog! How have you been? Did you run any 5Ks this summer, or are you running any this fall?

    Have a fantastic weekend!
    2654 days ago
    Thank you so much for your advice on my gardening blog! I finally managed to make it back over to my plot this afternoon, and three of the tomatoes are starting to turn red!! You were right, I just needed to give them more time and be patient!

    I hope you had a great weekend!
    2742 days ago
    Thanks for your comments!! It has been stressful this year with selling the house. Lucky for us we sold it to the first couple that looked at it. Now just continuing to downsize so the move to Florida will be light. I see you are near the Wabash River. We are about 3 miles away from it. We have Bald Eagles nesting nearby and get to see them once in a while. Hope to chat with you real soon. emoticon
    2788 days ago
    Thanks so much for your support on my blog! Oh boy, I can't imagine trying to bathe the cat and then get her into her carrier afterwards, she HATES the carrier almost as much as the bath! You're very brave! emoticon

    It was definitely an experience...but my allergies have been a lot better since then, so I'm thinking it might be something to do more regularly! If you have a method, please share! I don't want to get scratched up again!
    2817 days ago
    hi new spark friend, I think we have a lot in common...
    2880 days ago
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