Four years ago, I set out on the most important journey of my life - because it is my life ... my health!! I committed to eating healthy and exercising to become the best version of me My journey started with me weighing 266.6 lbs in a size 26 ... and quickly winded trying to walk even 1/8 of a mile. Today, I weigh 120.4 in a size 2 - that's 146.2 lbs lost ... and this year, I started running!! I've completed 3 5Ks (with a PR of 24:38) and an 8K (in 41:16). Not too shabby for a girl who always said she didn't - couldn't - run.
Now, I'm training for the next two races in the Rubber City Race Series - the Burn Rubber 10K in August and the Akron Marathon Half Marathon in September. <gulp>
As part of the Akron Marathon, I've committed to raising money for the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's is a heartbreaking disease not only for the person diagnosed but also their loved ones. Just take a moment to imagine the frustration of not remembering ... of no longer being able to recognize your spouse, your children ... your life. Or the pain of being the one no longer recognized.
I hope that you will lend your support by donating to my fundraising efforts!
Thank you!! ❤️
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