My name is Laura and I am 43 years old and always on a quest to get fitter and stronger. I started this blog in January 2009 to document my efforts. I learned that I needed specific challenges to keep me motivated. For the most part it has worked – I have lost 85 pounds so far and have had a lot of accomplishments over the past couple of years. I have made a lot of new friends along the way.
I have always wanted to be a runner – I now consider myself a runner. I completed my first marathon – the Marine Corps Marathon on 10/31/11. It was an amazing event and one of the proudest times of my life. I am so lucky to have a wonderful family that supports me!
I have since learned to cycle and swim and completed my first triathlon. I love being an athlete and preparing for new challenges.
To help me succeed and keep it interesting I am constantly reading about health and tyring to improve my life. After much experiment I finally found that the Whole9 way of life is for me.