My Story

Before and After
what a difference 20+ lbs makes
(left photo is not my heaviest) 

I started my journey to a better me in February 2008, when I weighed 152 pounds (though the heaviest weight I have recorded is 164). I was in the middle of a daily self-portrait photography project, which turned out to be very self reflective and made me see the real me.

I started eating better and exercising slowly, setting and achieving small goals. I walked my first 2 mile race at the end of March, started running with the Couch to 5k program during the first week in April, and shed nearly 30 pounds in 9 months. I've had some ups and downs, but I've not stop running yet and hope I never do : )

In the past 4+ years, I've run over 75 races including:
  • 7 marathon
  • 22 half marathons
  • 3 15Ks
  • 9 10Ks
  • 30+ 5Ks
I've tracked every race and milestone run in a handy spreadsheet, along with my pace, and it's amazing to see how far I've come. Take a look at my Running Progression Spreadsheet, and if you ever get frustrated see that it didn't happen over night but that a little patience and perseverance eventually pays off :)

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