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I'm a runner, a member of Team Chocolate Milk, a Bondi Band Social Media Ambassador, & an Independent Team Beachbody Coach. In fall of 2014 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and Celiac Disease. I try not to be defined by chronic illness, but I do try to be chronically fit!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
That's Just Dopey!
Jeremy PR'ed the 26.2 & has announced his retirement from full marathons.
My biggest news of the past week is that my brother-in-law logged 48.6
miles in 4 days at Walt Disney World! A
few years back my bro-in-law, Jeremy, decided he wanted to do something epic…
he wanted to become a runner. My sister
Anne and I followed along with the idea and became runners too! Over the weekend, Anne and Jeremy were in
Florida for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend where Jeremy completed his
ultimate goal, the Dopey Challenge.
What, you might ask, is the Dopey Challenge? Well that crazy son-of-a-gun ran a 5K on
Thursday, a 10K on Friday, a half marathon on Saturday (along with my sister
Anne), and the full marathon on Sunday!! In the process he earned two
additional medals for the Goofy Challenge (half + full) and the Dopey Challenge
(all four races)!!
Jeremy's inspirational message for you: "If you put your
mind to it, it can probably drag your ass to the finish line!" He also
added that "Princesses love finishers!" You can follow Jeremy and Anne on
Instagram: Jeremy is @mrbasseypants and
Anne is @boilerbean1.
My Bondi Band headband doubles as an excellent lightweight ear warmer!
As for me, on Saturday while they were running a half marathon, which my
sister said was the most hot and humid race she has ever run, I was running
through icy slush puddles in beautiful Chicago, where I ran the Polar Dash
5K! My unofficial time was 35:26, which WILL
BE my slowest 5K of the year as I work my way back to 28:30 in 2014! (As long as I gave my sis and bro-in-law Instagram shout-outs, I might as well reiterate mine: @joangrott
finally, just an update on my on-going Shakeology “experiment”… after having
hit a weight-loss plateau at 217 pounds, I’m now down to 205 after six weeks of
replacing my breakfast with Beachbody’s Shakeology. This is the only major change to my routine,
and I now truly believe that Shakeology is helping me correct the nutritional
piece of my health and fitness puzzle!
am an Independent Team Beachbody Coach, and my team will be conducting a
Shakeology Test Panel for the month of February to celebrate the all-new
strawberry flavor that just launched. If
you are interested in learning more, contact me quickly, as space is
limited! If you’re on Facebook, visit
tinyurl.com/StrawberryYum for more details. For more on my Shakeology experiences, check out the following two recent blog posts: