I began concentrating on changing my life in March of 2013. At my annual physical, I saw the number on the scale and couldn’t believe that I had let myself get so out of shape. In 2012 I had been diagnosed with melanoma, and the ensuing surgeries and treatments sidelined me from working out, or even getting in minimum daily walks. I wallowed in emotional eating and let things get totally out of hand. March 2013 marked a turning point. I joined an amazing local fitness studio (Studio Poise in Lynnfield, MA) and found a phenomenal community of women. Over time, working out went from a chore to something I looked forward to every day.

In 2015, I hope to accomplish my goal of running a half marathon for the first time. I’m registered for the Boston Athletic Association half in October, and the Las Vegas Rock & Roll half in November. I’ll be focusing on training for these races over the coming months – the race training, cross training, strength training, and getting my nutrition in line.

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