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About Me: Vivacious red head, lover of life, travel, music, my puppy, the beach, people (god I wish I could hate people but I love them too much), avid volunteerer and marathon runner. No, no, no...I'm no marathon runner but I will spend the next 12 months training for one. You can follow my progress on my blog here: I'm also on a quest to become my healthiest me. I'm almost there and am down a total of 77.7lbs in the past year. There's more work to be done though!

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  • Posted 07/20/2011 02:51:23 EDT

    Last night I went to spin class and during the workout the instructor asked, "Have you argued your limitations?"  The answer is easy for me.  I've lost 77.7lbs in the past year and I'm training for my more »

  • Posted 07/10/2011 06:06:04 EDT

    This is great!  Thanks so much for the advice.  The Yasso 800 isn't part of Hal's plan so I'm going to look it up tonight and incorporate it.  I appreciate your advice.

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  • Posted 07/03/2011 11:47:25 EDT

    After losing 75lbs, running my first 5k in April and 10k in June I'm excited to oficially begin my 1/2 marathon training program.  I hope to run the BAA's 1/2 in October.  Registration for the race do more »

  • Posted 06/28/2011 10:30:06 EDT

    I did it...for weeks I have been at the "almost 75lbs" ..."just about 75lb"..."we mine as well call it 75lbs"...but today I'm officially at the "over 75lbs mark!" I have lost 75.5lbs! I can't wait for more »

  • Posted 06/19/2011 06:29:50 EDT

    Yes, I have heard the same thing from other runner friends.  I was told it sells out in hours.  Registration begins July 13th so I plan on going online as soon as it opens and claiming a spot.  Finger more »

  • Posted 06/16/2011 07:39:36 EDT

    Thanks everyone!  I decided that I will run the BAA 1/2 marathon in JP on October 9th.  I have Hal Higdon's novice 1/2 training program that I will follow.  It's a 12 week program that I will begin in more »

  • Posted 06/14/2011 10:31:03 EDT

    I did it...I dominated my first 10k!  I never stopped running and completed it in 1:06.  Thanks for all of the advice!  I didn't realize the topic of running with an ipod was such a controversial one more »

  • Posted 06/12/2011 06:56:14 EDT

    I'm running my first 10k this week and I'm scared out of my mind. I'm running alone and won't have any friends or family out there to support me. I haven't been able to shake my jitters so I decided t more »

  • Posted 05/31/2011 09:50:50 EDT

    Funny, I blogged about what motivates me tonight.  What motivates me most is how I look and feel and people's response to how I look and feel. ...some background...I've lost 70lbs in the past 10 month more »

  • Posted 05/24/2011 06:00:54 EDT

    Ladies, thanks so much for your words of advice and support!  It means so much to me.  The running community has really opened their arms to me and it makes a world of difference. I have my first 10k more »

  • Posted 05/20/2011 11:33:41 EDT

    Hi, In April I started my one year dedicated to running.  I was born and have lived in the Boston area my entire life but didn't go to a Boston Marathon until 2010.  I was overwhelmed with how inspire more »