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Occupation Medical Assistant
Location Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction In 2010 at 31 years old I was diagnosed with 2 slightly herniated discs in my back, spinal stenosis and moderate arthritis. I also have chronic kidney disease and fibromyalgia. I was told I would need back surgery in the next 10 years. I have taken things into my own hands and now have my life back! In February 2011 I started working out to DVD’s. I also changed my eating habits to include more whole foods, cut out the junk and cut down on portion sizes. The weight literally fell off. In September of 2011, I ran my first 5K. Running quickly became my new addiction. I set small goals for myself and ran a 10K and a leg of a marathon relay. I have since ran an Obstacle Course race. I have learned the key to keeping off weight and staying healthy is continually making small goals. I live by the saying, “No pain, no gain”. I started this blog so everyone can see the true ups and downs of a new athlete, a REAL person, who struggles just like most people, and is willing to share that.
Interests God, family, Racing, obstacle runs, music.
Favorite Music Christian, tecno dance, dubstep, classic rock, classical, basically anything from Beethovan to Metallica.