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How I lost 100 pounds and became a runner:

WHAT GOT ME GOING: I was at my highest weight in January of 2011—103 pounds heavier than I am now—and I was so frustrated! I was constantly tired and knew that something needed to change. I started with classes at the gym and small diet changes. While recovering from a serious illness in June of 2011 that spiraled into acute renal failure, I got winded just walking a flight of stairs. I examined what I needed to do to be the best me that I could be. I started a couch-to-5-K training program two months later. SECRET OF MY SUCCESS: What really helped keep me on track was making my goals very public plus joining a training group. When you tell people that you’re training for something and they ask how training is going or what your next race is, it really helps to get you out the door on the days when your internal motivation may be lacking. It is a giant boost to have people...

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