About Morgan

First some personal stuff – I am 27 and have a wonderful husband and a new baby. I am a dachshund nut and own two! I live in beautiful Washington State. I work for a wonderful retail store as an operations manager. I am a running fanatic and have a great group of friends who share similar goals! This blog is a story on how I progress through my life and meeting goals to go onto greater challenges.

It is time to get serious about my fitness. I am a serious runner and want to be forever. I am also fat. Since I am so passionate about running it is about time to really focus on dropping the extra pounds and being the best runner I can be. I am starting this blog at 230lbs – my goal is to get to 170 and maintain. 170 may seem heavy for a woman but I am a giant. Well not toooo giant – I stand 5 foot 9 inchs tall but I have a broader body then many men. I just quite literally have a very large bone structure.

Over the next few years I want to try to try as many new fitness things as I can find. I am a runner, but I plan on dabbling in whatever else I fancy.. biking.. swimming.. yoga.. strength training.. etc. I will tell you what works and what doesn’t. I’ll share recipes and you can see my progress!

For my efforts I have decided to give myself a treat. If I make it to 170lbs I am signing up for a weekend survival class. I would love to dabble with snowshoe racing, hiking, and rock climbing. Survival skills would be key in getting out into the wilderness with confidence. This is something to reward my efforts and help expand on future goals.

Short term goals:
Lose weight at a steady rate of 5-10lbs a month until I reach my goal weight
Run a 5K in under 30minutes
Participate in a bike event
Learn to swim (better)
Complete a triathlon
Run my second half marathon

Long Term Goals:
Run a marathon
Run an ultra-marathon
Finish a half Ironman
Finish an Ironman
Learn to rock climb
Take up snowshoe racing

30 Responses to About Morgan

  1. kellynsq says:

    Hey Morgan, thanks for sharing this. Hope we both recover soon! All the best for your running and weight loss regime. Will be glad to keep updated through your blog (:

  2. bubblymel says:

    Hey Morgan, Thanks for dropping by my blog!! Those goals are great! Keep up the good work!!

  3. Papagena says:

    Hi Morgan, thanks for following my blog. 🙂 I can’t wait to read about your progress and I also want to do a survival class. I’m from WA too! Keep going girl! 🙂

  4. Nicole Barucci says:

    Go Morgan! Go! I just registered for a snowshoe race (gulp!)! I’ll let you know how it goes….and thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  5. Hey there! You’ve got some great goals. I keep feeling more and more that being healthy & strong is just as good as, if not better than, being skinny. Rock on, and thanks for following me! I look forward to following your progress 🙂

  6. Hey girl! You should be saying “when I reach 170lbs” not if 🙂 Positive thinking! Super goals! Keep it up 🙂 Thanks for following my blog too! 🙂 C. x

  7. Wow, and i’m intimidated by my goal of a marathon…. Now I got nothin on you!

  8. mimi2four says:

    I’ll look forward to watching you progress right on to the “finish line”…then we’ll set some more goals and kick their butts!

    Thanks for checking tenreps!

  9. meenas17 says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I wish you well in your schedules of keeping fit.

  10. Hi Morgan, thank you for liking my post.
    That are great plans! Good luck. and read you soon.

  11. cheri says:

    Hi Morgan! Thanks for following me! I’m looking forward to reading about your fitness adventures as I embark on my own. Congratulations on your progress so far!

  12. kramerjen says:

    Your goal is very impressive and inspiring! Excited to see you achieve it!

  13. Thanks for following my blog Morgan! I’m so excited to read about your journey. I don’t see where I can follow yours though?

  14. Ren says:

    Thanks for the follow and good luck with your goals! Running is awesome, so I’m glad to see someone else in the crazy-about-running club 🙂 I live in Vancouver, Canada, so depending on where you are in Washington, I’m not too far from you!

  15. lehorse says:

    Hi Morgan Thanks for popping by my blog and I’m looking forward to seeing you smash all your goals 🙂

  16. Emile Baizel says:

    great blog you’re an inspiration for all of us. i have no doubt you’ll achieve your goals and so much more. happy running!

  17. Michelle S says:

    hi Morgan
    Thanks for stopping by….run tonto run…
    If you want something a little different….
    Look at this …its if you like awesome physical challenges…. and everyone of all sizes, ages, etc gives it a go…

    http://toughmudder.com/

    • Morgan says:

      I have considering doing the tough mudder for a couple years now — but I think it will be the race of 2014 🙂 This year is the year of the marathon! Are you going to be doing the tough mudder?

  18. Hey Morgan, Thanks for the follow! I can’t wait to track your progress with you – I’m also an avid runner! You go girl!! Don’t give up!!

  19. Love, love, love your blog! I think it is awesome you are sharing your story.

  20. nat says:

    Those are some impressive goals!! You’ll get there, you seem so driven! Thanks for following my blog, and I really appreciate your comments 🙂

  21. MikeW says:

    Thank you for not charging us for your awesomeness! Your strength and determination are an outstanding inspiration to others. You write clear prose too.

  22. nat says:

    Hey Morgan, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog award. To check out how to accept it and pass it on, click this link 🙂
    http://storminabcup.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/the-liebster-blog-awards/

  23. You have some awesome goals! I am building up my strength and endurance, then I plan on starting to jog and eventually work my way up to running. I look forward to reading your blog 🙂

  24. MikeW says:

    Morgan, I’ve added your blog to my WordPress Community Blog Roll!

  25. Lindsey Caldwell says:

    Hi Morgan, I’m Lindsey! I have a quick question regarding your blog and would love to talk with you more, please email me when you get a chance! Thanks!

  26. I love how you are not too ambitious or under ambitious in your journey! I wish you all the very best.

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