In Summer of 2008 I weight just over 200 pounds. I'd spent the winter
and spring losing the first 77 pounds walking and using the trampoline.
Now at a plateau, I decided I had to ramp it up yet again and went out
for my first jog/ walk since the 7th grade.
A year later I weighed 150, 10 pounds below my max healthy BMI. I
decided to run a half marathon. I finished in 1:51. It was the first
race I'd ever run.
I shook my head and stamped my feet every time someone suggested I might
go on to do a full marathon, but when I crossed the finish line in Santa
Rosa I realized I'd caught the bug. During my training for Redding
Marathon in January I realized that not only had I caught the bug, but I
wanted to give it to others as well.
I got certified as a personal trainer in December.
I completed Redding Marathon on January 16 at a time of 3:58.
I became a run coach and coached run groups couch to 10K and several
hundred pounds of weight lost.
In July I ran my second marathon, San Francisco. For a time of 3:39:49.
I qualified for Boston. And registered for the Boston Marathon in
In December I am running CIM and bringing my very first run client with
me. Next year, 4 days before my birthday, I am running my first ultra. A
50K in Pacifica.
I have lost and maintained no less than 130 pounds.
There's more about my journey on my blog,
http://getalegupforlife . blogspot . com
Dreams are just Plans for which no goals have yet been set. Reality
is just the dream of someone who's goals have been achieved.