Hi, I'm Petra and this is my weight loss/fitness blog.
I used to be on Weight Watchers from January 2011 to October 2012, dropping approximately 45 lbs. I've made the transition from unhealthy and unhappy to athlete and this is my journey to becoming a healthier, happier me. I frequently post about my exercise (mostly running, yoga and lifting), the foods I eat, recipes I liked and my daily struggles. You'll also find the occasional tree hugger post, (travel) photography or anything else I find worth remembering and collecting.
I follow most blogs back that follow me. However, I do stay away from blogs that promote EDs, unhealthy methods of weight loss or negative body image.
Feel free to say hi any time!
I will keep this updated as a reference for myself to keep track of my racing in 2012.
3/4: Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K (Washington Heights, NY) - 9+1 Race - Recap
4/15: More® Magazine/Fitness® Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon (Central Park, NY) - 9+1 Race - Recap and Pictures
4/22: City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks (4M) (Central Park, NY) - 9+1 Race - Recap and Pictures
5/12: UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (Central Park, NY) - 9+1 Race Volunteer
5/19: NYRR 5 Borough Series Brooklyn Half-Marathon (Brooklyn, NY) - 9+1 Race - Recap and Pictures
6/10: Edge 2 Edge Half-Marathon (Vancouver Island, Canada) - No recap
6/23: Front Runners New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run (5M) (Central Park, NY) - 9+1 Race - No recap
7/14: Central Park Conservancy Run for Central Park (4M) (Central Park, NY) - 9+1 Race - No recap
What’s up with these 9+1 Races?
Hopefully my entry ticket to the NYC ING Marathon in 2013. The idea is to be a NY Road Runners member throughout 2012 and 2013, run 9 qualifying races in 2012 and volunteer for one to then be guaranteed entry to the NY Marathon the following year (2013).
From the NYRR website for their current program for the 2012 Marathon:
The following groups are eligible for guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2012:
Members of New York Road Runners since January 31, 2011, who completed at least nine NYRR-scored, qualifying races, and who have volunteered for one event, during the calendar year 2011.
10/9: Run for the Wild 5K, Brooklyn, NY. - Race report & Pictures