MOMMYDEAC

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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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  • v SWEATONCEADAY
    thanx for the add and the goodie!
    4825 days ago
  • v RAWKNRUN
    WOOHOO MEGAN! Way to go! I am so proud of you! I can't wait to do mine! YAY!
    4826 days ago
  • v SWEATONCEADAY
    congrats on completing your first half! i hope you start feeling better soon too. i am not used to this "taking it easy" thing!
    4826 days ago
  • v EVAGIRON
    Hi Megan. I wanted to congratulate your first 1/2 marathon! Congratulations!!!! I also wanted to let you know of www.marathonguide.com it lists many marathons in the country and other parts in the world. Thought I'd let you know just in case you didn't know about it. Congratulations again! You must be so proud of yourself. Keep up the great work!
    4828 days ago
  • v HAPPYINCO
    Hi there, I hope you don't mind I added you as a friend. Our weight loss range is very close. I started at 195 with a goal of 150.

    I'm trying to reach my GW by the 4th of July.

    Jen
    4871 days ago
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