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Group Name: Half Marathon
Members: 4
Location: anywhere 00000


Profile: Lots of support for training for a fall half marathon.

Last posted: Monday, May 24, 2010, 11:28 PM

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At the age of 23 I am starting my second year of graduate school at the University of Maryland College Park. I have been dealing with the stresses of being a fulltime student in a new city and have found it easy to eat/drink whatever I want (NOT GOOD). I am a vegetarian that loves sugar, cheese and drinking. I guess I have a problem with eating too much of the "bad carbs". I starting "running" a little bit in college and would love to complete a half-marathon sometime in the Fall. Unfortunately I don't have an excercise routine so I tend to skip the runs and head straight for the fridge. I need to be pushed toward making reasonable goals (running 5-6 times a week, adding distance each week, skipping the candybars) and and a push to keep striving for them even if I fall.

I've recently quit my job to be a stay at home dad. I'm really looking forward to it but I really want to go into it being fit. It'll be healthier for me and healthier for the baby if I am. Also I'm tired of carrying around this extra weight and not feeling comfortable in my own skin. In 2000, I lost 40lbs but due to various factors (I was in the military and I deployed after 9/11 and all the weight came back on during the deployment, plus I sort of just lost my way with eating right recently) I gained it all back. Now I'm getting myself back on the wagon and regaining that hard core self-control that I know I have in me.

I'm 30 and used to be very active but put on 40 pounds in a relationship and subsequent break-up. Now relocated, accepted to a new university and started a fresh leg of my life I really want to get healthy not just for the appearance but also for the health factor. I need some moral support and that's why I'm here!

I am 28 and I am training for my 3rd half.

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